pumpkin snickerdoodles

October 5, 2011

I had the best it’s-really-fall-and-there-is-no-turning-back-now idea today. Pumpkin snickerdoodles!!!


Wow, these genius food ideas come out of no where sometimes!

Oh wait, what is that you say Internet? 1.8 billion people have already thought of that combo. Mmmkay. Well, at least I’m not alone in the need for cookies that validate the fact that all my sundresses will be replaced by sweaters soon because it’s going to be cold for seven months. Sad face.

Calling these true snickerdoodles may be misleading since they lack cream of tartar. They are just pumpkin cookies rolled in cinnamon sugar. Also, slug noodle…??? Wonder why that one never caught on.

Pumpkin Snickerdoodles
Makes about 2 dozen

Inspired by this recipe in The Seattle Times

For the cookies:
1 1/4 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 cup butter, browned
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 can pumpkin puree
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla

For the topping:
1/4 cup sugar + 2 tablespoons cinnamon for rolling
powdered sugar for dusting

Whisk the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and spices in a small bowl. In another bowl, cream the butter, sugars, pumpkin, egg and vanilla. Combine the flour with the pumpkin mixture until the flour is fully incorporated. Chill in the fridge for at least 30 minutes (it will be much easier to roll into balls if the dough is a little cold).

Preheat the oven to 375, and line a cookie sheet with parchment. Using a scoop, drop one ball at a time into the cinnamon/sugar mixture. Roll around until covered and place on the sheet. Bake for 12-15 minutes, until the cookies are firm to the touch and the bottoms are browned.

Sprinkle with powdered sugar when the cookies have fully cooled.


{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

JosePhenom October 5, 2011 at 4:36 pm

I can say that from experience these pumpkeedoodles are amazeballs!


Lillie October 6, 2011 at 8:47 am

Awesomesauce. 🙂


Cara October 10, 2011 at 1:26 pm

OMG I made pumpkin snickerdoodles this past weekend… So delish. I’ll have to try your recipe!


Dana October 16, 2011 at 4:08 pm

I love pumpkin anything – can’t wait to try these!


Michele September 26, 2012 at 11:49 pm

I just luckily stumbled on your site, very awesome, I have a question about your pumpkin snickerdoodles, what size can pumpkin do you use 1/2 of? thank you for your time, Michele from Exeter, Ca


Lillie September 27, 2012 at 11:56 am

Hi Michele! Great question! This recipe is based off one 15-ounce can of pumpkin (which contains 1 3/4 cups of purée). I’m so glad you found me and enjoy the cookies.


Nerd With Taste October 5, 2012 at 1:11 pm

Oh my goodness I love your website! It has so much character and class! Your writing is fantastic and is just as amazing as the food you cook! Props!


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