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Apple Crisp with Snickerdoodle Cookie Crust

You can probably tell that fall is one of my favorite times of year by my recent postings {hello Pumpkin Streusel Dessert Pizza!} Pumpkin, apples and cinnamon are the ultimate fall flavors and I’m all about fall desserts. There’s nothing better than cooking soup in the slow cooker and having a pumpkin or apple dessert on a chilly, fall night.

This Apple Crisp combines the delicious cinnamon-and-sugary snickerdoodle cookie with the perfect in-season fruit right now: apples.

Unfortunately we didn’t get any apples this year on our apple trees since they were just planted, but I’m hoping for next year.

Apple Crisp with Snickerdoodle Cookie Crust!

This recipe is easy. You can use your favorite snickerdoodle cookie recipe, or mine below.

Snickerdoodle Cookie Dough

I must say, this is the best snickerdoodle recipe though. You might want to try it.

Apples

Feel free to use whatever apples you prefer. I used granny smith and gala.

Apples + Snickerdoodles

All you do is plop that snickerdoodle dough wherever you’d like. You can do small drops or layer the whole pan with the dough. Sprinkle with a bit of cinnamon and sugar and bake at 350 for 40 minutes. Whatever you do, serve this WARM!

Apple Crisp with Snickerdoodle Cookie Crust

6 apples peeled, sliced and cored.
Snickerdoodle dough:
3 3/4 cup flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp cream of tarter

1/2 tsp. salt
1 cup butter
1 3/4 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2 eggs
1/4 cup milk

1/4 cup sugar + 1 tsp cinnamon, divided

  1. Preheat oven to 350 and grease a 9×13 baking pan.
  2. Stir together flour, baking soda, cream of tarter and salt.
  3. In a mixer, beat butter. Add sugar and beat until fluffy. Add eggs, milk and vanilla.
  4. Add dry ingredients and mix.
  5. Peel, slice and core the apples and place in the baking pan. Sprinkle 1/2 of the cinnamon and sugar mixture over the apples.
  6. Place drops of snickerdoodle dough over the apples. Sprinkle the remaining cinnamon and sugar over the cookie dough.
  7. Bake at 350 for 40-45 minutes. Serve warm!

Apple Crisp with a Snickerdoodle Cookie Crust

Pumpkin Streusel Dessert Pizza

It’s 90 degrees today in Iowa, but that doesn’t stop me from dreaming about fall, which will soon be here. I’ve got my sweaters and my boots ready, my comfort foods are ready to be slow cooked, and of course, I’m ready for all things pumpkin. I’ve made delicious Pumpkin Pie Caramel Biscoff Cheesecake, Overnight Pumpkin Oatmeal with Cinnamon and Sugared Pecans and now this delicious Pumpkin Streusel Dessert Pizza.

My love for dessert pizza definitely started with Godfathers Pizza. If you’ve never had a Godfather’s dessert pizza, you should seek one out. In college, we didn’t have a Godfathers nearby, so on weekends home I would buy a few and take them back with me to my dorm room… they were that good.

Butter and Cinnamon on a Pizza Crust

This Pumpkin Dessert Pizza combines my love for the classic dessert pizza and everyone’s favorite fall flavor. I usually cheat and use store-bought pizza dough mix, but you can use your favorite homemade pizza dough recipe if you prefer.

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The streusel is filled with delicious pumpkin, brown sugar and pumpkin pie spice. You can even make your own pumpkin pie spice if you want.

Pumpkin Dessert Pizza!!

I love having pizza nights once in awhile, especially with homemade pizza (or pizza braids) and there’s no better dessert to serve on pizza night than Pumpkin Streusel Dessert Pizza!

Pumpkin Streusel Dessert Pizza

1 pizza crust (homemade or store bought)
2 Tbls butter
1 tsp. ground cinnamon

for the Streusel:
1/2 cup pumpkin puree
1 cup flour
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice

for the frosting:
1 cup powdered sugar
1 Tbls milk
1 tsp vanilla

  1. Place pizza crust on a greased pizza pan. Prick with fork several times. Brush on melted butter and sprinkle with 1 tsp. cinnamon.
  2. Combine streusel ingredients with hands. It will be clumpy. Sprinkle streusel over the pizza dough.
  3. Bake at 450 for 7-8 minutes.
  4. Mix frosting and drizzle over the pizza.

 

This might be the ultimate fall dessert: Pumpkin Streusel Dessert Pizza!

Q’s Race To The Top

This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and EQtainment, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia  #Qsracetothetop http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV

One of my favorite things to do as a family is play board games. It’s a time for family bonding, learning and of course having fun. A few weeks ago we first tried out the new game Q’s Race to the Top by EQtainment. EQtainment helps kids practice emotional intelligence through fun and affordable games, storybooks, and videos. The best games are ones that make learning fun!

Q's Race To The Top Game Card
First, meet and read about Q, a lovable monkey in the storybook! It is then our job to help Q race to the top of his tree house by answering questions and performing actions on the board game! My kids are all in first grade and now is the time that practicing reading is extremely important. Reading the game cards was good practice, but the questions all help kids specifically build emotional intelligence (EQ) and work on important skills like self control, empathy and learning about “what would you do,” type situations that they will face.

Q

I particularly think this is an awesome game for newly adopted children because it allows conversation about feelings (for example, the game card question: Talk about something that made you happy today) and addressing situations in which there might be a cultural barrier (for example: Q is still learning how to introduce himself the way that people do. What should Q do and say when he meets someone for the first time? Why is it important to look that person in the eyes?)

Q's Race to the Top Board Game - Q Wunder

Q’s Race To The Top provides more than just practicing emotional intelligence skills for our family. It is a time where new brothers and sisters can play together, complete tasks together, ask each other questions and learn together, ultimately growing their new relationship as siblings.

Q's Race To The Top Board Game
Right now, you can support EQ Entertainment and Q’s Race To The Top on Kickstarter! Pledge $30 or more and you will receive the game and storybook at a special price with shipping included.