pumpkin snickerdoodles

Last weekend I went on a serious baking binge on Sunday. I made muffins, cheddar crackers and these pumkpin snickerdoodles. I don’t know if you know this about me, but the snickerdoodle is by far my favorite cookie. I love how it’s chewy on the inside with the cinnamon-sugary crunch on the outside. But could I improve on such a classic?


fall cookiesThese were good. Like, really good. And I may or may not have ate too many. But no one saw, so it doesn’t count. Right?

Pumpkin Snickerdoodles (adapted from here)



  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup cane sugar
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 1/4 cup unsweetened pumpkin puree
  • 1 large egg, at room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 3/4 cup flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice mix


  • 1/2 cup cane sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice mix
  1. In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream the butter and sugars until fluffy. Add the pumpkin and beat well. Mix in egg and vanilla. Scrape down the sides to make sure it’s all incorporated.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt, and spices. Slowly beat flour mixture into pumpkin mix until it’s all incorporated.
  3. Cover dough with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least an hour so the dough becomes firm.
  4. When ready to bake, preheat oven to 350°, and mix rolling sugar and spices.
  5. Form cookie dough into small balls and roll in sugar. Place balls two inches apart on cookie sheet and flatten them slightly with your hand.
  6. Bake for about 8 minutes or until slightly firm. I’d recommend letting them cook before eating them. Just a tip..


  1. AlexOctober 29, 2012 at 9:09 am

    Oh well those look delightful. And I would totally eat the whole batch in one sitting. Nom.

  2. ritaOctober 29, 2012 at 9:44 am

    ok. i need to make these! or better yet, find someone to make them for me!

  3. Heidi {Dooley Noted Style}October 29, 2012 at 10:14 am

    Snickerdoodles have always been a favorite of mine since I learned how to make in home economics back in the 7th grade, adding pumpkin is genius, will be trying this one when I am home in NY for tukey day!

  4. ashleyOctober 29, 2012 at 10:41 am

    wow! definitely making these this weekend! pinned… thanks for sharing! xo.

  5. stephanieOctober 29, 2012 at 12:08 pm

    I don’t think I’ve ever had a snickerdoodle but they do look delicious! I love that word, too. It sounds so 1950s. :)

  6. Grace - Stripes & SequinsOctober 29, 2012 at 3:09 pm

    YUM! These sound amazing.

  7. ashleyOctober 29, 2012 at 6:16 pm

    i was certain that i was over pumpkin recipes, but you won me over with the snickerdoodle. next to a straight-out-of-the-oven chocolate chip, it’s a fave of mine.

  8. MayaOctober 29, 2012 at 7:30 pm

    Oh. My. Gosh. Those look so darn good! I love a yummy snickerdoodle and anything with pumpkin is right up my alley! I’m going to have to give these bad boys a try!


  9. Jen {Pearls and Lace}October 30, 2012 at 3:32 pm

    These look beyond delicious!

    xo jen

  10. victoria | vmac+cheeseOctober 31, 2012 at 12:39 am

    Ooooh, these look amazing! I love snickerdoodles…but pumpkin takes them over the top.

  11. CrystalinOctober 31, 2012 at 10:15 am

    Um, yum! I hadn’t heard from you until yesterday… was getting a little worried! Stalked around on Instagram and saw that you’re in la la land. Glad to know your safe and sound lady.

  12. ChristineOctober 31, 2012 at 6:42 pm

    Made these for work today, they’re completely AMAZING. Thanks for sharing it!

  13. KatieNovember 1, 2012 at 10:52 am

    hope your still alive wolf!

  14. lexiNovember 4, 2012 at 9:25 pm

    Pumpkin snickerdoodles? Holy cow – that sounds awesome!
    Lexi @ Glitter, Inc.

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