Snickerdoodle Cobbler

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

This Snickerdoodle Cobbler is so cozy! It’s easy enough to make any night of the week, and it creates its own cinnamon caramel sauce as it bakes. Serve this sweet cobbler recipe with some vanilla ice cream for the best dessert ever!

Easy Homemade Snickerdoodle Cobbler Recipe

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 Simple Snickerdoodle Cobbler Dessert

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!

How to Make a Perfect Snickerdoodle Cobbler:

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!



Snickerdoodle Cobbler

  • Author: Cookies & Cups
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 45 min
  • Total Time: 55 min
  • Yield: serves 8 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American


This Snickerdoodle Cobbler is so cozy! It’s easy enough to make any night of the week, and it creates it’s own cinnamon caramel sauce as it bakes. Serve this sweet cobbler recipe with some vanilla ice cream for the best dessert ever!


  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt, divided
  • 2 tsp cinnamon, divided
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 3/4 cup hot water


  1. Preheat oven to 350Β°
  2. Spray an 8×8 baking dish with cooking spray.
  3. In a large bowl whisk together flour, baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1 tsp cinnamon, sugar, milk, vegetable oil and vanilla until smooth. Pour into prepared baking dish.
  4. Next combine brown sugar, 1/2 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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102 Responses

  1. Erin Maree

    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 πŸ™‚ 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 πŸ™‚

      1. Erin Maree

        I think it might’ve been the flour I used, as I am guessing there are slight differences with flours between America and Australia. Next time I will use self raising flour rather than plain (all purpose) with baking powder as that should help, I found it rather dense but it was still good :)I will put the full amount of hot water on for the sauce as there wasn’t enough. How do you know its done? I did the skewer test and found that the edges cooked much quicker than the middle.
        I will be making it again but not for a while as the weather is warming up here πŸ™‚

        1. Karina

          I was wondering if it was plain or self raising. You answered my question thanks.
          I am pretty sure here in Australia we call this a self-saucing

  2. Georgia

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

  3. Crystal

    Thinking this is happening tonight! πŸ™‚ 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?

  4. Jenny

    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!

    1. Shelly

      The batter for the cake should be on the thin side. I have made this so many times and have never had any issue with the batter being thick, so that’s very strange. And yes, I have used both an 8×8 and an 11×7 and it’s worked fine. The water on top is an unusual baking technique, but I promise it works.

      1. Jenny

        It turned out really well, but I do still think your liquid ratio is off. Here’s why: the liquid to dry ratio is 1/2 cup wet to 1 and 3/4 cup dry (approximately, not including the oil, leaveners). There’s no way that is going to be a thin batter- think about pancake batters that are like 1:1 ratio liquid to dry. But, it’s a tasty recipe, not trying to criticize at all! This is similar (has the water poured on top) to a chocolate cobbler that was around Pinterest last yr and it’s yummy, too.

        1. Shelly

          DOn’t know what to tell you!! I have made this recipe exactly as written so many times and I’ve never experienced a thick batter. So crazy it’s different for you! Glad it turned out ok though!!

        2. Catherine

          I made this exactly as posted and it was great! No issues with a thick batter and it poured smoothly. I agree that it’s similar to the chocolate cobbler, which is tasty as well. Both are favorites of the family!

  5. Jaan L

    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.

  6. Eilleen White

    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.

    1. Shelly

      That’s the strangest thing I have ever heard…I have never had that problem in all the times I have made this. Makes no sense!! Wish I could be in your kitchen with you!! πŸ™‚

  7. Vikki

    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.

  8. Laine

    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….!

  9. Andrea

    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. πŸ™‚

  10. Andrea

    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!

  11. Judith Green

    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!!!

  12. jolynn

    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?

  13. Dyan

    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!!

  14. Lori Williamson

    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! =)

  15. Angela

    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!!

  16. Angela

    I just made this, exactly per recipe, and it came out perfect! πŸ™‚ 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! πŸ™‚

  17. Amanda

    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!! πŸ˜‰

  18. Sunshine Conyer

    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

  19. Amanda Pen

    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!

  20. Renee

    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?

  21. Megan

    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!!

  22. Mary Kay

    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!

  23. Sally,

    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!

  24. Jennifer

    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 πŸ™‚

  25. Jason

    Im a dude that likes snicker doodles…and my wife wouldnt make them for me…I did the recipe exactly as told…and the batter was fine. And it was delicious. Im thinking these ladies that are complaining messed up their measurements. My point being I am a novice in the kitchen and it was easy and good. Thank you.

  26. Denise from Savannah

    Sounds good and I plan on making (really, why do people bother posting if they haven’t made something?) but I’m wondering if adding a tiny bit of oatmeal (for texture) would ruin it. What do you think? Have you tried it?

  27. Jennifer

    Just made this with all purpose Gluten Free flour…..Came out amazing!! Hubs and kids loved it, they had no idea it was gluten free (I am the one that needs gf). Will definitely make this again….thanks!

  28. Tiffany

    I made this last night. The batter was thicker than pancake batter but the cobbler came out perfect and was very delicious! My family loved it and it was super easy!! So dont worry if your batter seems a little thick, it’s all good!!

  29. Heather

    I promise I’m a good baker … but I seriously messed up the sugars. I swapped them. So my white sugar is on top. I guess as long as it tastes good, my family will eat it.

    But next time I’m gonna get it right! πŸ˜‰

  30. Gennan Carabajal

    I made this wonderful cobbler but didn’t write the recipe down! Now it’s no longer on yours! πŸ™ please re-post or send to me.Thanks

  31. Laura McMeeking

    We tried this tonight, and it was absolutely delicious! I added maybe 1/4 cup more milk to get a wet consistency, and the cobbler came out perfect! This was so easy, my 3 year old helped make it, and we had everything on hand. Yum!

  32. audmaud

    First, let me say, this tasted great! I will make it again because it is so simple and so good. Second, I followed the receipe to the letter and my batter was so thick that there is no way it would have “poured” out of the bowl. It was almost the consistency of brownies. It definitely wasn’t the consistency of pankcake batter. I agree with others that the ratio of flour to liquid is off. I’m not sure why the batter is thinner for some and thicker for others – that definitely is a mystery. In the end the taste is what matters and this is definitely a “keeper”. Thanks for sharing.

  33. Lorena

    My batter was very thick. I added milk to make it more like the picture, but I’m wondering if it’s supposed to be thick like that. The batter I licked off the mixing spoon was so yummy. It’s in the oven now. Looking forward to the finished product!

  34. This recipe was sent to me by my sweet sister-in-law, who is a go-to for every great “down home” type recipe. We finally made it and GOSH was it good. I baked it for 50 minutes because I was so concerned about how jiggly it was. It remained pretty jiggly but the sauce it created was fabulous, so now that I know what to expect I’ll bake it for 50 and pull it out w/o any worries. Next time, however, I might do 1 1/2 C. water, as there’s a lot of sauce. I’ll also use 1.25 tsp of salt to soften the sweetness. Ice cream really isn’t optional. I could happily make this for a casual dinner party because it’s just so tasty. This will go into permanent fall & winter rotation; it’s a winner.

  35. Misty S

    People, forget the comments about the ratios being off & DO IT! It’s the best part of cobbler; crust & crazy good sauce! Easiest, best thing I’ve made lately! Will definitely be a go to this Fall & Winter.

  36. Cathi

    I have not made this yet but plan to right away. The addition of pecans sounds good, but not necessary, so I might try that also. My only question is: why is this only a fall/winter recipe? I would eat this around the calendar, especially if it’s served with ice cream!!

  37. Juniper

    I just made this and it was AWESOME! So so good. I followed the directions to the T and my batter was thick also. Who cares tho, cause it came out perfectly. I whipped some cream to top it with and as it melted over the hot cobbler…. NIRVANA! I am fed making this for Christmas dinner this year!

  38. Skye

    So excited… have this going in the oven right now! Made this once before and it turned out great! This time, however, I substituted the hot water with hot coffee in hopes that it will enhance the flavor and make a richer sauce. Hopefully it works out!

      1. Skye

        It turned out pretty great! The coffee flavor was a bit too strong, though, and sort of masked the purpose of the dish being of a snickerdoodle, caramel-ly flavor. 1/4 to 1/2 cup of coffee, with the remaining liquid being hot water, would probably have been a bit better.

  39. Misty S

    Hi Shelly! I have made this more times than I can count & everyone loves it! My Friday night Bible study group requests it often but one of my friends has discovered she has a gluten intolerance. Would you have a suggestion on how to sub in coconut flour? A healthy dessert is not the concern, just the gluten, lol.

    1. Shelly

      I have used the brand cup4cup before and it’s worked great…never for this recipe specifically but in other recipes!

  40. Lindsay

    I made this with my two young boys. It was so easy and fun to make with them. It turned out perfectly. It was so delicious! And I LOVED the smell of it as it baked.

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