Grandma's Appledoodle Cookie Recipe

30 cookies
30 min

This appledoodle cookie recipe is perfect to make and have on hand for unexpected guests. You can make them and freeze some for those times you want a treat without the hassle of getting everything out to make another batch. You can also double it and freeze half, and keep half in the cookie container.

The Appledoodle Cookie Experience

When I was a little girl, my Grandma Ryan always had cookies on hand whenever we stopped in. I never knew how she did it, except that she loved to bake. She would have chocolate chip with walnut cookies, large sugar cookies with sugar sprinkled on top, and sugar cookies with dates or jam in the middle. She was so talented in her day. She would make the best ginger crinkles, turtle cookies (image a smooth maple flavor with little pecans pieces for feet and a little head).

Grandma's Appledoodle Cookie Recipe
Recipe details
  • 30  cookies
  • Prep time: 15 Minutes Cook time: 15 Minutes Total time: 30 min
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Cookie Ingredients:
  • 3 C flour
  • 1 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 C unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 C sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 large Granny Smith Apple, peeled and shredded
Sugarcoating ingredients:
  • C sugar
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon

Peel and shred the apple using a cheese grater. Place Apple shreds into a paper towel and allow the apple to dry out while you make the dough.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
Using a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt.
Using a large bowl, beat together the butter, sugar, eggs, and vanilla until creamy.
Gradually mix in the dry ingredients.
Fold in the shredded apples.
In a small bowl, mix together the sugar and cinnamon.
Using an ice cream scooper, scoop some dough into your hands and roll into a ball.
Roll the dough ball into the cinnamon-sugar mixture.
Place onto a cookie sheet.
Repeat steps with remaining dough.
Bake in the oven for 11-13 minutes.
Allow cooling before enjoying them!
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  • Michele Michele on Apr 29, 2021

    I can't wait to make, my whole family ❤apples. Great recipe 👌😋! I have a new cookie jar just waiting to get filled- Thanks for sharing 👍~Michele DG Carver MA