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Apple Cider Snickerdoodles

Delicious cookie made with reduced apple cider, cinnamon and nutmeg.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Apple Cider Cookie, Apple Cider Snickerdoodle, Snickerdoodle
Servings: 6 dozen
Calories: 63kcal
Author: Kathy



  • 1 ½ cups apple cider


  • 2 ½ cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • teaspoon nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 ½ cups granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs


  • cup granulated sugar
  • 3 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Prepare cookie sheets by lining with parchment paper or by spraying with a nonstick spray.

Apple Cider

  • Place apple cider in a sauce pan over medium low heat. Reduce to 1/4 cup of cider. Set aside and allow to cool to room temperature.


  • Combine flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt together in a bowl.
  • In a separate bowl, cream butter and sugar together.
  • Add eggs and combine.
  • Slowly drizzle in cooled apple cider and mix until combined.
  • Stir in flour mixture.


  • Combine remaining sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg in a bowl.
  • Use a cookie scoop to create balls of cookie dough. Place balls in sugar mixture. Roll each ball so it is coated on all sides with sugar.
  • Place on prepared cookie sheet
  • Bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 10 minutes.
  • Allow cookies to cool for 2 minutes and then remove to a baking rack to continue cooling.


Tips for making snickerdoodles

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Reduce apple cider over medium low heat to avoid scorching the cider.
  • Estimate when you think it has reduced to 1/4 cup. Remeasure before adding to dough. If cider has reduced to less than a 1/4 cup, add a bit of undiluted cider to complete measurement.
  • Allow reduced cider to cool before adding to cookie dough.
  • This dough is very soft. You will need a cookie scoop to form the balls of dough.
  • Grease baking sheet or line with parchment paper before adding cookie dough.


Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 63kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 48mg | Potassium: 26mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 85IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 1mg