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Crescent Cinnamon Snickerdoodle Bites in the Air Fryer (Delicious)

Cinnamon-flavored desserts are the main attraction among several sweet treats. Some popular cinnamon treats are air-fried rolls, cookies, and cinnamon snickerdoodle bites.

Do you want to make cinnamon snickerdoodle bites without the mess and long cooking times? You’re in the right place! Air fryers have made this much easier by providing us with our favorite delights within a few minutes.

You only need simple ingredients and crescent dough to prepare these yummy air-fried cinnamon snickerdoodle bites. Serve them as a delicious snack, breakfast, lunch, dinner, or wonderful party food.

I’ll share the small details about the recipe and all that you need to know!

Let’s get started!

Recipe for Crescent Cinnamon Snickerdoodle Bites


These ingredients are easily available in your fridge or kitchen cabinets. You don’t have to struggle to buy them! We need:

  • Crescent Rolls: 8-ounce tube of crescent rolls for making yummy snickerdoodle bites.
  • Caramel candies: 1 bag of caramel candies for extra flavor
  • Cinnamon/Sugar Mixture: 1 cup of cinnamon and sugar helps to give a distinctive flavor to these delightful treats. Light brown sugar works best, providing a brown color and sweet taste.

For glazing the snickerdoodle bites, we need the following:

  • Powdered sugar: 1 cup of powdered sugar is the foundation for the glaze.
  • Vanilla extract: 2 tbsp of vanilla extract gives the baking flavor we need
  • Milk: 1 cup of milk helps to make the glaze liquid so that it is easily poured. You can replace milk with water in rare cases.
Cinnamon snickerdoodle bites sprinkled with caster suger
Cinnamon snickerdoodle bites are soft and chewy with an intense filling.

Directions for cooking

  1. Preheat the air fryer to 380 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Separate the crescent dough rectangles in a flat container. Then, cut into 2 1/2 × 2 1/2 inch pieces with a sharp knife or a pizza cutter.
  3. Put caramel candy in the middle of each piece of dough and roll it into a log, joining the ends beginning with the shorter side.
  4. Then, pour the brown sugar-cinnamon filling over, spreading it to the edges.
  5. Then, line the air fryer’s basket with parchment paper sprayed with non-stick cooking spray. Or, if using a baking tray, line it with parchment paper and put it inside the basket.
  6. Refrigerate the snickerdoodle bites for 10 to 15 minutes. Then put them into the air fryer basket or baking tray, leaving 1 inch of space between each other.
  7. Air fry for 10 to 15 minutes at 380 degrees Fahrenheit or until they turn soft & brown.
  8. Meanwhile, combine all the glazing ingredients in a small pan. Heat it on a medium flame until the syrup is prepared.
  9. Once the snickerdoodle bites are ready, glaze them with the syrup. Then bake for another 5 minutes.
  10. Allow it to cool for a few seconds.
  11. Use a spatula to remove them from the basket. Serve it warm to let the caramel filling melt in your mouth!

Tips for perfect results

  • Cut the crescent roll in half lengthwise while making 2.5-inch pieces of the crescent sheets. Use a pizza cutter or a serrated knife to cut tiny pieces.
  • The caramel candies melt while air frying. It might come out, but it won’t impact the taste of your snickerdoodle bites.
  • The lining of the parchment paper is very important. It aids in cleanup and prevents sticking.
  • Eat the snickerdoodle bites after cooling them for 2 minutes. Do not refrigerate. The caramel filling has its flavor when warm!
  • You can always vary the amount of sugar or cinnamon to have a balanced taste.
  • Sprinkle flour in the container or working surface before placing the crescent sheets. This will prevent the sheets from sticking to the container.
  • You can reheat the cinnamon snickerdoodle bites in the microwave for 5 minutes to get that gooey flavor back.
  • Do not leave the cinnamon bites in the basket for more than a minute. It’ll cause the brown sugar to harden and adhere, which might lead to breaking it while pulling the bites.
  • Use balanced proportions of all ingredients to get optimal results. Use a measuring tablespoon or measuring cups to get precise amounts.

Nutritional Information

A single batch of this recipe would serve 18 people. It contains 116 calories per serving.

Nutrients% Daily Value
Vitamin A5%
Vitamin C0%
% Daily Value of nutrients in a single serving


What’s the most impressive part about this recipe?

This recipe is wonderful in a lot of ways, such as:

  • You can have these cinnamon snickerdoodle bites with no hassle.
  • It’s versatile to serve. You can have it for a party, snack, appetizer, or to fulfill your mild appetite.
  • These tiny snickerdoodle bites take 15 minutes to prepare. Therefore, a quick and easy snack.
  • They are delicious! It’s a crescent-shaped dessert having the fullness of cinnamon and caramel. What else do you want?
  • Children love these cinnamon bites as they’re so yummy. So it’s fun to eat!
  • Above all, you can engage your kids to prepare these snickerdoodle bites under your supervision because it’s extremely simple and easy.
A man kneading the dough
Crescent dough can be made from scratch if you have plenty of time.

How to cook Pillsbury Crescent snickerdoodle bites?

Cook Pillsbury crescent for 10 minutes to get perfectly baked bites.

Place three to four snickerdoodle bites in the air fryer basket. Keep them spaced apart, point side down, and line the air fryer basket.

Set the air fryer to 380°F and cook the crescent tops for 10 minutes or until they turn brown. You can turn them over halfway through the cooking time.

What’s the ideal temperature for cinnamon bites?

The temperature range varies from 380 degrees Fahrenheit to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.

It depends on the type and model of your air fryer. This recipe uses a Cosori air fryer to bake the cinnamon snickerdoodle bites at 380 degrees Fahrenheit.

Take precautions while preparing the air fryer baskets to handle high temperatures; don’t burn the snickerdoodle bites. Consult the manual before cooking.

Why do my snickerdoodles bites turn out dry?

Give your bites enough time to cook on the baking sheet until they are firm enough to transfer to a wire rack for cooling. However, avoid overcooking the cookies.

Overcooking leads to burnt, overblown, and dry snickerdoodle bites. Keep an eye on them while cooking and follow the instructions carefully.

Can we use cream of tartar for this recipe?

Cream of tartar can be used if you want an acidic, tangier flavor for the snickerdoodle bites. It gives the bites a slightly sour flavor that is unique to snickerdoodles.

It’s used as an alternative to baking powder for many baking recipes. The food isn’t as fluffy as it should be, but it tastes delicious. It’s used while preparing the dough for the cookies.

Cookies with a glass of milk
Cinnamon snickerdoodle bites and cookies differ in height and filling only

Why are my Snickerdoodle cinnamon bites flat?

The cinnamon snickerdoodle might be flat due to some reasons:

  • You might not have filled the cups with a cinnamon-sugar mixture or caramel candies.
  • Maybe the crescent dough you used doesn’t contain the right amount of baking powder.
  • High cooking temperatures result in unevenly cooked cinnamon snickerdoodle bites.

What is the shelf life of homemade cinnamon snickerdoodle bites?

Homemade snickerdoodle bites will remain fresh and soft for 7 days if kept at room temperature.

Additionally, refrigeration can help to increase its shelf life by up to a month. Just store them in an airtight container to prevent them from becoming moist.

Check out the video below to learn how to make perfect snickerdoodles bites in the air fryer:

Air-fried cinnamon sugar bites


  • Air-fried cinnamon snickerdoodle bites have been the easiest recipes to try out. You can prepare them in 10 minutes with a bunch of simple ingredients.
  • The cinnamon and sugar mixture is the distinctive ingredient that provides a distinct taste to these air-fried bites. Caramel fillings help enhance the flavor of the cinnamon bites.
  • You can easily use a ready-made crescent dough or make one at home. There are a lot of recipes that can easily make the crescent dough at home or use a ready-made one.
  • They are ideal for air fryers. It’s because they’re soft and chewy that they have many flavors. Despite its simplicity, this recipe offers great comfort and deliciousness.

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