Snickerdoodle Pie

This Easy Snickerdoodle Pie is so easy and delicious! Can be whipped up in just a little bit of time!

 I’m gonna gripe.

If you don’t want to hear it, please fast forward to the tasty recipe below.
If you’re on-board to listen to my diatribe, please carry forth.
 Today’s grievance is…
{drum-roll please}
Annoying facebook posts.
You know the ones.
Here are some that top my “please pierce my eyes out with skewers rather then make me read them” posts…
(these status updates are all paraphrased, but totally real)
“Made homemade cinnamon rolls AGAIN for my kids..guess I am a creature of habit”
Gag.  We get that you are trying to convince people you are Mother of the Year, or you know what? maybe you are…but please, my kids are sitting here eating Lucky Charms and quite happy.  Plus, Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls are seriously yourself the yeast.
“Woo hoo!  I am now down to my high school weight…love the gym!”
Double gag.  I certainly can’t speak for everyone, but I know that I don’t give 2 shakes how much you weigh.  Stop bragging about loving the gym.  The gym sucks, we all know it.
“Having a bad day…”
PLEASE, just come out and say WHY you’re having a bad day…it’s obvious you want people to ask, so spit it out, because, trust me on this…I’m NOT going to inquire further.
Any random song lyric. 
 No one thinks your cool because you quote The Rolling Stones.
I MIGHT think you’re cool if you quote Vanilla Ice, but no one seems to do that.
“My husband is cheating on me.”
Dude, TMI. While I agree that he should be put on blast, not sure that facebook is the correct forum.  Just sayin’.
or the most annoying…
Updating the world with EVERY THING YOU DO…
example…“Just got home from work…”, “What to eat for dinner?”, “Gonna watch some TV now”, “Great show”, “Sleepy now, going to bed”
Don’t need to know everything.
Now, beyond all THAT I really enjoy facebook.
I like seeing pictures and keeping in touch.
Plus, there are some fantastic foodies on there with inspiration abound!
Here’s a cake, cookie, errr pie that you will want to share on facebook because it’s yummy and people will be happy you posted it.
Snickerdoodle Pie w/ Cream cheese glaze
First spread some melted butter on your crust…
Sprinkle yumminess all over the crust…

Then fill your shell with the batter…

Cover that whole thing with yummy syrup…
Sprinkle cinnamon sugar all over that guy…

It’s all about the gaze, isn’t it?


Snickerdoodle Pie

  • Author: Cookies & Cups


  • Single crust Pie crust (I used one of the rolled kind you find in the biscuit section of the supermarket) OR make your own..which ever you prefer.
  • Cinnamon sugar (2Tbsp. sugar + 2 tsp. cinnamon combined) DIVIDED into 2 equal amounts
  • 2 Tbsp melted butter
  • 1/2 cup butter divided
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 3 Tbsp water
  • another 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 Tbsp light corn syrup
  • 2 tsp vanilla (divided)
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp cream of tarter
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 cups flour

Cream Cheese Glaze

  • 3 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 3 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk (you can adjust amounts based on the consistency you prefer)


  1. Preheat oven to 350ยฐ
  2. Prepare pie crust and line 9-inch pie plate.
  3. Brush 2 Tbsp melted butter over crust.
  4. Sprinkle with 1 portion of cinnamon sugar (1 Tbsp sugar + 1 tsp cinnamon)
  5. For syrup, in saucepan combine brown sugar, 1/4 cup butter, the water, corn syrup, and 1/4 tsp. cinnamon. Heat to boiling over medium heat, stirring to dissolve sugar. Boil gently for 2 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in 1 tsp. vanilla. Set aside.
  6. In mixing bowl beat remaining 1/4 cup butter with mixer on medium speed for 30 seconds. Beat in granulated sugar, powdered sugar, baking powder, salt, and cream of tartar until well combined. Beat in egg and the other teaspoon of vanilla. Gradually beat in milk until combined. Beat in flour. Spread evenly in crust-lined pie plate.
  7. Slow pour syrup over the filling in pie plate. Sprinkle with remaining cinnamon-sugar mixture (1 Tbsp + 1 tsp) Cover edges of pie with foil.
  8. Bake pie 20 minutes; carefully remove foil.
  9. Bake about 15 – 20 minutes more or until top is puffed and golden brown, and a toothpick inserted 2″ from edge comes out clean.
  10. Do not over cook!
  11. When pie is cooled drizzle you glaze over the top, or if you prefer leave the glaze off and serve with vanilla ice cream.

73 Responses

  1. Holly

    I LOVE this! Everything you said about Facebook posts is EXACTLY what I think!! lol : ) Lovin this scrumptious dessert too! YUM

  2. TheWaageWaay

    The people who post picture after picture of themselves, that they took. All of them have the same pose holding the camera out above them (my theory is this makes them look thinner because the gym DOES suck)usually one hand on the hip (if full body)and their head tilted to the side. ENOUGH already. I'm sure we know what you look like. Ok..done ranting…

  3. The Sneaky Mommy

    Seriously, are we friends with the same.exact.people? My real favorites are the people who quote every single sentence their children say. Yes, we get it…all of our kids talk. I'm not really that cynical…but seriously?
    That pie looks like something super amazing that I would stuff in my face while reading those annoying posts. It would totally ease the pain of those skinny girl posts! ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for the laughs today!

  4. Debbie

    I love your pet peaves! I share many of the same ones!

    Question on the recipe: I was thinking of making this today and I saw that you call for 1/4 cup butter in the syrup and the batter, but the list only has 1/4 cup softened butter. Is the ingredient list wrong, or is it not supposed to be in the syrup?

  5. Patti

    So…if I make this yummy looking pie/cake/cookie and share it on facebook (because there's no way I'd share in real life bwahaha) you don't want me to post "made snickerdoodle pie today" LOL Instead I will post how I loathe the gym and rather spend my time baking (and eating) ๐Ÿ™‚ I will include a photo of said pie taken close up…not in front of my bathroom mirror, from way up high, at a slight angle. ๐Ÿ˜‰ All the while singing along with Vanilla Ice.

    Have I ever mentioned how much I love your blog and your attitude. It's so real life. I love it!

  6. Ann

    very funny post. I have such a love/hate relationship with FB. gotta look at it often but I hate that I do. I am all about anything snickerdoodle. I'll be making this soon!!

  7. cookies and cups

    Debbie ~
    thanks for the catch! Yes, another 1/4 cup butter is needed for the batter..I changed the recipe!
    Thanks so much!!!!

  8. navygreen

    I love this! I can imagine how fantastically yummy your house smelled while it was making/baking! Mmmm! ๐Ÿ˜€

    My worst FB offender is my sis-in-law. Every day it's the same ol' "*sigh* What more can go wrong?"-type of post, and she wants EVERYONE to comment and ask what's up. STABBITY!

  9. egbkid

    Yummy! This looks delicious, i am sure it would disappear in my house!
    I agree with the annoying Facebook posts, i have the crazy annoying ones blocked so i only see them when i want to ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. April

    I must admit… I totally skipped the diatribe… I was lured in my the delicious looking photos! I'm SOOO making this pie (and soon)!

    I'm gonna go back and read the whole post now…

  11. April

    Ok, now that I stopped drooling… I totally agree on the FB front. I think some people have WAY too much time on their hands!

  12. sabriena

    I'm so going to make this! Vague facebook status annoy me to no end! I also can't stand when people leave things on each others walls like ' oh I love you so much' when they live in the same house! Or when they wish each other happy anniversary, hello attention seeker.

  13. Joanne

    I have some med school classmates who seriously update their facebook statuses constantly with what color they just painted their nails. And apparently, they paint and repaint their nails multiple times. Every night. Gag!

    Oh but this pie. Not gag-worthy. So not gag-worthy. Delicious in fact.

  14. Coordination Queen

    I blocked all of the people who make stupid status updates. I used to just skim them and get annoyed… Then i found the block feature and my life has been so much better! :). I'm so very tempted to make this right now.

  15. barb

    Add random music videos, how awesome someone's husband/kids is/are to your list! All of your "gripes" make me crazy too, plus a few of my own ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. Kelli

    There's a girl right now who [for whatever reason, I'm sure she's said and I didn't read it] doesn't have a car right now. EVERY post is her whining about being bored at home because she doesn't have a car. An occasionally, she's passive-aggresively guilts people when someone visits or takes her somewhere, like "I'm Soooo glad so-and-so came and rescued me from my house!" Um, you're a grown woman. No car=your fault.
    And I can't believe you didn't make your own crust! MOTY indeed. ๐Ÿ™‚


    Love the pie -need to make it ASAP!

    I hate the same facebook posts – I had to hide one person b/c every day they would post that they were finally going to tackle the laundry. I mean seriously, that is worthy of posting to everyone? Just get off the computer and do the d$@n laundry!

  18. Les rรƒยชves d'une boulangรƒยจre (Brittany)

    Looks so delicious! I really would love to bite into this right now…
    I think it would shut anyones complaints up !

  19. Elle

    I definitely agree with your feelings on Facebook posts!! I really hate it when people post about losing weight. Friend of mine posted a picture of herself noting how she looked 3 weeks after she had a baby. That makes me sick! I have no kids and I'm still not that skinny, but trying! guess I should be happy for her but I'd rather people keep it to themselves. As my dad always said "life isn't fair". I never understand the lyrics either. Oh and the snickerdoodle looks great too!!

  20. Sue

    My least favorite facebook posts are when people air their dirty laundry. Just yesterday a facebook "friend" posted a rant about how her stepson doesn't appreciate her, etc., etc…I couldn't believe it. I'm sure her posting that as her status really improved their relationship!?!
    I think I am going to like this pie more than the cookie! ๐Ÿ™‚ It looks like a giant cookie, only better! Amazing!

  21. angie c

    I am soooo laughing at this post…because today I actually quoted "Ice Ice Baby" as my status on FB. one of the few times I have done a song quote… lol ๐Ÿ™‚ I know you totally want to be my friend now ๐Ÿ™‚

  22. mad.amyt

    lol… i stopped posting because of all of those reasons.. i love pics and keeping in touch too! this looks yummy as usual!

  23. Debbie

    Ok, so I made it this afternoon and it was delicious! I didn't have pie crusts on hand, so I just left it out and made it in a 9-inch cake pan. It reminded me of a cinnamon roll. I think I'm going to have a very yummy breakfast tomorrow!

  24. Oh So Cute!!

    Your pie looks to yummy! I totally agree with everything you said. I have a cousin who has so many grammatical and spelling errors in her posts. Now I know we all slip up a few times but hers are always full of errors. She also tells us all about her ex-husband/baby daddy and how aweful he is.

  25. Shannon

    I totally "like" your pie. Looks very yummy. My BFF and I were just making fun of a mutual acquaintance on FB the other day. All she does is take pictures of herself with her boyfriend and she always talks about how awesome he is and how she is so blessed to have his love, etc, etc….BLECH!! It's quite sickening, but makes for some nice laughs!

    I also hate gym updates, especially from girls who I know are totally making it up and sitting on the couch stuffing their faces and watching Oprah. Whatever….

  26. LeAnn

    I love all the goodies you make!! You are amazing but my most favorite are the brownie cones with the peanut butter frosting!!!!!! Everyone should try them they are heavenly!! so thank you thank you!!

  27. RosieP

    Let's not forget the FB posts where somebody waters your Farmville plants! Talk about having too much time on your hands! ROFL

    This pie is on my Must Bake Now list.

  28. Mindy


    This will go in my "can't wait to try this!" notebook.

    And, I'm with you on the FB thing…but yet I love it too.

    I try to be witty (and sometimes fail) or post the kid quips (which are almost always funny). The TMI things make me cringe – I've discovered the "hide" button a few times!

  29. Anita Kehn

    I had to laugh over the crazy Facebook posts. I don't have anything to do with Facebook because I do not have the time. I'd rather be Mom of the year in the eyes of my children and that means staying off Facebook and also spending a minimal time online. I think too much time is wasted online. I know it all has its place but really…

  30. Kimberly Horn

    Love. Love this post. Love your treats. I wish I didn't love to hate those kind of FB posts so much or I might just "Hide" them to save me those daily rants myself!

  31. Erin

    That just looks heavenly! And you are a hoot about FB! But you are so right. I could care less what people ate for dinner or where they are going =o)

  32. Anne

    This recipe looks soooooooo good! Gotta try it soon! Yes, I agree with you on the FB baloney. I have a friend in Texas (of all places :)) who posts political rants all the time. And his rants are really long and very opinionated. If you disagree with him, he always wants to get into a big debate on the subject. So I have learned to hit the ignore button. Then there are those who love to post photos of themselves or the ones who post where they have recently "checked in" to, like a restaurant, bar, etc. WHO CARES!!!! Ok, I'm done ๐Ÿ™‚

  33. Holly

    LOVE this post!!! My SIL is out to make everyone think everything is soooo wonderful-oh my gosh then few weeks or so later I'll hear how awful this was or that was…drives me crazy!!! lol This pie might drive me crazy til I make it…;)

  34. Emily

    Least favorite FB post EVER–

    "Just passed a kidney stone" with accompanying picture of said stone on a piece of toilet paper!!!!!!

  35. Nicole

    I fell the same way!!! I can't STAND the people who talk about their exercise routine or that they are going for a run, or how many calories they burned. I could go on, but you summed it up for me and I loved it! Although, I think I may love this pie even more.. going to make it, and post it on fb! thanks!

  36. Barbara

    You are so funny! And that is so true! I sometimes feel like screaming when I see what people lay out there for everyone in the world to see! ye Gods.

    But I sure am loving this snickerdoodle pie…very different and very tasty!

  37. Raina

    Right there with you about the annoying posts. I am not on Facebook but my daughter reads them to me and we both laugh. One of them was "opened my windows today to let the fresh air in"….really…lol

    Your pie looks wonderful. It looks almost like a cinamon roll; maybe, you should brag about it on

  38. Kristan

    Totally like the pie.

    And I have, in fact, quoted Vanilla Ice on Facebook. And Napoleon Dynamite. I'm just classy like that.

    You forgot something on your "gripe" list. People who post hypocritical "quotes". You know…the friend that does nothing but complain posts a quote from Martha Washington about being optimistic. SERIOUSLY???

    Sigh. When are they going to let you and I rule the land?

  39. April

    Me again… I swear I'm not stalking you ๐Ÿ™‚ I just wanted to let you know that I made this pie… WOW! I ended up skipping the cream cheese glaze in favor of vanilla ice cream. It was absolutely DELICIOUS!

  40. grace

    i have no use for facebook abusers–it seems like i get annoyed more often than i'm amused.
    regardless, this is one heck of a stellar pie!

  41. Keke

    LOL LOL LOL LOL Your post made me giggle and it's all so true and I hate it when people use LOL after everything they say esp since it's really not funny and certainly not enough to laugh out loud! Come on learn a new acronym!!! Then we can add all your peeves to my list along with stalkers…I actually have friends who think they know my every move by watching my post which are minimal and then comment on how 'long' I must have been online!!! eeeerrrkkk…. sorry, tried to stop my rant and it got out of control! 'LOL'? not really.
    Love your blog, I actually found your blog by way of someone elses post about you, and something about lamb cupcakes?…I'm so glad, love the realness, always keep it, and now I'm off to find those lamb cupcakes…love absolute the awesomeness of all your yummy creations and the clarity of your process! You should have your own food network show.

    XO Keke

  42. Karis

    Your diatribe is so dead-on! In addition to everything you mentioned, the things that drive me crazy are "re-post if you love your daughter, hate cancer, etc" and people who give virtual gifts.

  43. trooppetrie

    oh my goodness i am going to have to think of some doozies to share on facebook, okay since we are not friends let me share here.
    Fried green beans were a BIG yuck but the 20% military discount and customer service rocked!
    Now I wish it was a snake, my kitchen floor is soaked. The hose came off the ice maker, I knew I heard something

    Stop splashing fish guts around my lunch Our fish have now had there eyeballs popped out, homeschooling is great
    We are making chocolate body scrub and it smells yummy

  44. Avanika [YumsiliciousBakes]

    Oh lol, gulity as charged, I'm one of the over sharers on FB. That pie looks awesome though, can't wait to try it!

  45. Anonymous

    ;3; It is not completely true. I truly like the gym. o.o Though I don't go because I can't afford it at the moment.. And I never got why people posted so much things too.. However I rather hear all those things any days instead of the teenage posts about drinking and drugs and..the sex.. -shudder-

  46. Julia

    My step dad defriened me on fb b/c I share about my kids poop too much. What, that's a bad thing?! JOKES! I know I know, TMI. LOVE anything snickerdoodle!

  47. Star from Star's Flour Power

    Your post tirade is freaking hilarious! I just discovered your site. Love it and grabbed a button. This is a recipe I will be trying out very soon since I am a sinker-doodle lover. As far as FB goes…well the whole "prenatal workout" makes me want to cry when I read it. When I was pregs the last thing I thought about was working out…and there are a few more that I probably shouldn't mention. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  48. Stephanie

    I’m even more late to this blog! Just found ya and lovin’ it. My all time fav posts:
    “You have been tagged on the good looking train. If you think your friends are also good lookin’ put this is your FB status. *****>>>>***>> ” Blah blah blah and it goes on for daaaaaays.

    Anyway, love this recipe. I’ll be trying it real soon. Thanks for sharing!

  49. Debbie

    I’m so tired of the people who say the can’t stand the drama some people post. But they are the only ones posting drama. People, life isn’t all about YOU and your probs. We all have em, we just don’t tell the world every single one of em. GOooossssh!

  50. robota bob

    i’m all about the pie; sounds delicious but i’m confused about one thing. step 1. says *In bowl mix all ingredients together and spoon over baked pie.* so, you bake the pie shell first and then fill with the snickerdoodly stuff? please reply! want to make!

    1. shelly

      That first step is a typo! So sorry! When I switched my recipes over to printable format it looks like it grabbed a weird portion of my text and added it in, disregard that step altogether, I updated the recipe! Thanks so much!

  51. Ellis

    I am going to slice this pie tomorrow – it looks great and the bits I have tasted that were falling off taste great! I think that the recipe could make two pies, though. My oven would agree. Quite a bit ran over . I love cinnamon, though, and fully expect to make this again and again – but will split it between two pie crusts next time! ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for the recipe!

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