Snickerdoodle Cobbler

Snickerdoodle Cobbler...such an easy dessert that everyone will LOVE!

This Snickerdoodle Cobbler is so cozy! Easy enough to make any night of the week and it created it’s own cinnamon caramel sauce as it bakes!

So fall isn’t here quite yet…but there is no reason not to start gearing up for it in the kitchen.

Don’t mind the ridiculously hot August temperatures…crank up that AC and get your oven ready.

I am slightly obsessed with this Snickerdoodle Cobbler.

A) There is no fruit involved. Woop! B) It takes like 4 seconds to put together. C) It’s best served with ice cream and D) It creates it’s own cinnamon caramel sauce whilst baking.

It might be the perfect food y’all.

Snickerdoodle Cobbler.. so cozy and comforting! Simple to make any night of the week and best served with ICE CREAM!

The recipe is super simple and I am quite certain you have everything you need in your pantry to whip this up.

You start with a simple batter…no mixer required!


The a super sugary mixture…that’s just light brown sugar, cinnamon and salt.


Just sprinkle that on top.


Then…and I know this is weird…1 3/4 cups hot water. You’ll need to pour that slowly and carefully on top. Don’t dump it por favor.


Immediately put it in the oven.

The water combines with the other ingredients and creates this ridonk sauce. Like what?


And then eat it. It’s best served warm, so serve it immediately or reheat it when you’re ready.

Also ice cream is not optional, folks!

SNickerdoodle Cobbler...makes it's own cinnamon caramel sauce while it bakes!


5.0 from 1 reviews
Snickerdoodle Cobbler
serves 8
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1½ tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt, divided
  • 2 tsp cinnamon, divided
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup milk
  • 2 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup light brown sugar
  • 1¾ cup hot water
  1. Preheat oven to 350°
  2. Spray an 8x8 baking dish with cooking spray.
  3. In a large bowl whisk together flour, baking powder, ½ teaspoon salt, 1 tsp cinnamon, sugar, milk, vegetable oil and vanilla until smooth. Pour into prepared baking dish.
  4. Next combine brown sugar, ½ teaspoon remaining salt and remaining 1 tsp cinnamon in a bowl and sprinkle that all over the top of the batter.
  5. Finally slowly pour the hot water on top of the sugar mixture.
  6. Place in oven and bake for 45 minutes.
  7. Serve warm with ice cream
recipe adapted from Come Home to Supper


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August 31, 2014 8:59 pm

This sounds like my new favorite cobbler! What a fun weeknight treat. I cannot wait to try this! I love cinnamon and sugar, add cinnamon carmel sauce…sinful!

August 31, 2014 9:41 pm

Looks like the perfect bowl of fall-flavored comfort food! Pinned :)

August 31, 2014 10:49 pm

This looks fantastic!!

August 31, 2014 11:01 pm

Oh boy! This looks amazing!!! I just love all things cinnamon. I just want to grab a fork and dive right in.

Dylan S
September 1, 2014 12:53 am

Can’t wait to try this! I make your white chocolate filled snickerdoodles all the time and my friends and family LOVE them!

Erin Maree
September 1, 2014 6:31 am

So I have just made this (its in the oven as I type this!), I used 1/2 cup of milk which wasn’t nearly enough so I had to add an extra cup to get the batter looking like yours :) then I only added 1 cup of hot water on top of the brown sugar mix so I am wondering if you accidently switched those measurements? I will let you know how it goes but its only been in the oven for 15 minutes :)

September 1, 2014 10:53 am

Oh my does this sound amazing!!! I have got to have this in my life soon!

September 1, 2014 12:40 pm

I need this in my life. Like, now please.

September 1, 2014 3:00 pm

Perfect recipe. Everything already in the pantry, inexpensive ingredients, no equipment needed, simple instructions. Definitely keeping this one!

Helen Mary
September 1, 2014 4:24 pm

This looks so good, I’m going to have to try it. Although I always add a sprinkle of nutmeg to my snickerdoodles.

September 1, 2014 4:30 pm

Thinking this is happening tonight! :) When you pour the hot water… Do you distribute it around the entire pan or just pour all of it in one or two spots?


My mum makes a Chocolate Self-Saucing Pudding with the brown sugar and boiling water on top the same way as this recipe does, and she always pours the boiling water over the back of a spoon. It spreads the surface area a bit, so it doesn’t create a well into the batter.

September 1, 2014 4:35 pm

Oh my. I’m not sure I could make this for fear of eating the whole pan. These look wonderful. That sauce!!! Yum!

September 1, 2014 4:53 pm

FABulous! Love the flavors here. OH MY GOODNESS!

September 1, 2014 5:57 pm

My mom used to make a cake similar to this with the sauce on the bottom, but it was chocolate. Snickerdoodles are one of my favorite cookies and I will definitely be trying this cake!

September 1, 2014 7:34 pm

Oh my goodness gracious alive. This looks so good!

September 1, 2014 8:41 pm

I am making this now, as well. Yes, something is off in your liquid amounts as Erin Maree said above- the 1/2 c milk barely makes the batter “dough-like”. And the water on top fills the pan! Are you sure you’re using an 8×8 pan? It smells awesome- I’m hoping it turns out!

September 1, 2014 9:22 pm

This looks amazing! Adding it to my must-try soon list!

Jaan L
September 2, 2014 9:29 am

Wow, this sounds like the sister to our hot fudge brownie. Mix it up and add hot water on top. Bake and end up with a brownie covered with so gooey good hot fudge. Thanks for this Snickerdoodle cobbler, this will be on the great treats list in our home.

September 6, 2014 10:16 pm

That sounds amazing!! Would love that recipe :)

September 2, 2014 10:20 am

I can’t even… I mean Snickerdoodle cobbler?!?! Absolutely amazing!

September 2, 2014 10:56 am

I knew with such a name, this had to be delicious!

September 2, 2014 11:09 am

This is seriously all the good things about a dessert, rolled into one. Bring on the sweatpants, I’m ready!

September 2, 2014 12:39 pm

The best cookie in cobbler form. This is seriously the best thing I’ve seen all day!

September 2, 2014 2:13 pm

Oh, my!!! That cinnamon caramel sauce is killing me! This is total fall comfort food!!!

September 2, 2014 2:31 pm

I NEED this!

Eilleen White
September 2, 2014 3:25 pm

I agree with the ladies who say the batter looks nothing like your photo. After adding only 1/2 milk, oil, and vanilla, my batter had to be scooped into the dish. It’s in the oven now, so will know more in about an hour (after baking and cooling). I’m not sure why ours is so different. I measured everything and rechecked. I’ve already shared it on my Facebook page so hopefully it will turn out as beautifully as it shows in your finished photo. It looks fantastic and I can’t wait to try it. So easy.

September 2, 2014 3:40 pm

Oh my gosh…this is definitely on my fall baking list! Thanks for the recipe:)

September 2, 2014 4:13 pm

I’m officially ready for non-stop cinnamon treats! This looks so perfect (especially with ice cream!!)

September 2, 2014 8:30 pm

I made this tonight. I too was skeptical when I made it. It looked nothing like the pics. Especially after I added the water. But OhhhMGee!! It came out perfect and so yum-diddly-scrumptious!! My 7 yr old went nuts and I had to limit both of us to just one helping with vanilla frozen yogurt. Thanks for sharing Shelly! This will definitely be made again and soon.

September 2, 2014 9:56 pm

Snickerdoodle cookies are my all time fav! Sugary goodness and ice cream, who could go wrong. Can’t wait to try this!

September 2, 2014 10:11 pm

Just made this tonight, and we’re trying hard not to finish the whole pan before bedtime! It smelled so good baking, and oh, that sauce….!

September 2, 2014 10:33 pm

Mine’s in the oven now. I had initially thought there was too much flour, but once I added the oil, it became much more manageable. The part that freaked my out was the water on top. It seemed like TOO much. My pan was swimming! I had to re-read what I’d written 3 times, then check on the computer lol. It smells phenomenal. Snickerdoodles are my hubby’s favorite cookie and he’s been sick since Sunday. This should make him feel better. :)

September 2, 2014 11:38 pm

OK… This was SO decadent! I posted earlier about how I was scared about all the water. Nothing to worry about. So yummy in my tummy. Have any of you had Gordon Ramsay’s sticky toffee pudding? It’s a lot like that, only not as cloyingly sweet. And yes. Totally needs the ice cream. It made my sick husband VERY happy!

Judith Green
September 3, 2014 11:37 am

OM Goodness!I made this last night and shared with friends. All we could do is S-O-H and say yum, yum, yum – very good!!! In addition to the ice cream, we had a dollop of whipped topping. Tres’Delicious!!!

September 3, 2014 12:53 pm

Nothing does it for me more than cinnamon sugar. The best combo!

September 3, 2014 6:17 pm

Droooooling over this cobbler!! Love :)

S. I.
September 3, 2014 7:12 pm

I can’t wait to try this. Ha ha ha no fat at all in this recipe, people, so it shouldn’t make us fat, either…

September 3, 2014 9:52 pm

I just made this….in the oven as I type and I’m drooling because of the smell! My batter too was on the thicker side. Could it be the type of flour used?

September 3, 2014 10:35 pm

I made this tonight & it was amazing! no problems with the batter, it was the same consistency as yours Shelly. I see this being made a few times this fall!!

Lori Williamson
September 4, 2014 7:14 pm

Mmmmm, you’re speaking my language! I can’t wait to wip this together and cozy up with some french vanilla ice cream globbed on top! =)

September 6, 2014 3:39 pm

Well, I just made this and it’s in the oven right now. I don’t understand how or why some of y’alls batter is so thick?? I went exactly by the measurements in the recipe and mine came out almost the consistency of pancake batter. I just used a rubber spatula to help it pour into the pan. I can’t wait to try!!

September 6, 2014 4:43 pm

I just made this, exactly per recipe, and it came out perfect! :-) If you let it sit a few minutes after taking out of the oven, it seems to firm up a little more but we started eating right after it was finished cooking. Thank you for the recipe! :-)

September 6, 2014 11:00 pm

Just made this! My hubby and I both thought it was really good!!! Thank you for sharing this! I love trying new things, especially desserts!! 😉

Sunshine Conyer
September 10, 2014 9:59 am

For those having issues with measurements are you converting the measurements correctly? I have seen this issue with other recipes when converting from cups to ml and vice versa. I have had same issue with a recipes in past. Just need to find a good conversion site and stick with it. Made this for my kids and loved it. Makes a really quick.dessert for unexpected guest and house smells great

Amanda Pen
September 10, 2014 6:19 pm

I followed the recipe and it came out perfect. The cinnamon/caramel sauce is awesome!! We had a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream on the cake and the warm sauce drizzled over the ice cream. Perfect! This recipe is a keeper. Thanks!

September 12, 2014 10:10 am

I’ve made this twice so far, it is so good, especially with ice cream on top… Don’t judge, but I just had some leftovers of it for BREAKFAST! I made it just like you have listed and it came out perfect, not sure why others are having issues. I’d like to make it and take it to the school I work in for the teachers to have to snack on in the lounge. I wonder how good the recipe doubles, I’d like to make 2 9 x 13 pans of it. Anyone try doubling it yet?

September 14, 2014 12:25 am

Saw the recipe and ran to the kitchen to make it….so delicious!!! Didn’t have the batter issues previously mentioned but I did accidentally mix the brown sugar in with the sugar so I had to sprinkle a little more brown sugar on top. Will definitely be making this again!!

Mary Kay
September 15, 2014 7:50 am

Made this yesterday for a picnic. It was a HUGE hit! Followed the recipe exactly and it came out perfect. Will be making this again–so easy and delicious!

September 15, 2014 1:42 pm


This looks amazing – I already have everything in the cupboard for this one. I cannot wait to try it!


PS: thinking lovely thoughts about your upcoming weekend – have fun!

September 15, 2014 1:44 pm

Hi –

Oops – Sorry – thought this was from “sally’s baking addiction.” I see that I have a new blog to subscribe to! :)

September 17, 2014 10:10 am

Just made this last night, and it was so good! I did have to do like the others and add more milk, as the batter was too thick. But still awesome :)