Pumpkin Spice Snickerdoodles

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The Arizona temperatures may still feel like summer, but I am ready for all things Fall! The warm feelings that come from cinnamon, nutmeg, and pumpkin make turning on the oven worth it…especially after these soft and chewy Pumpkin Spice Snickerdoodles finally come out. The entire family will be fighting over these delicious fall cookies…..

Soft and chewy Pumpkin Spice Snickerdoodles blend together all of fall's favorite flavors! cookingwithcurls.com

I was originally going to make Pumpkin Spice Latte Snickerdoodles, buuuuuut I forgot to buy instant coffee aaaaaaand my espresso machine died. So this round of pumpkin yumminess will be simple and caffeine free. 😉

Pumpkin Spice Snickerdoodles fresh out of the oven! cookingwithcurls.com

I started with my Classic Snickerdoodles recipe and tried a few different tests to achieve the perfect amount of spice and pumpkin flavor without completely destroying the classic texture.

How do you make Pumpkin Spice Snickerdoodles?

In a large bowl, beat together butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar until light and fluffy…..

Beat the butter and sugars together until creamy cookingwithcurls.com

Add the pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling) and vanilla extract and beat to combine…..

Add the pumpkin puree to the butter mixture cookingwithcurls.com

Yes, the moisture from the pumpkin and the fat in the butter are competing against each other, don’t worry keep going!!

Stir in flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, spices and salt…..

Add the flour and spices to the cookie dough cookingwithcurls.com

Cover with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator to chill for at least 30 minutes, or up to 3 days.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone liner, set aside.

In a small bowl, mix together sugar and cinnamon. Scoop dough into 1 1/4-inch balls and roll in cinnamon sugar mixture…..

Classic Snickerdoodles cinnamon cookingwithcurls.com

Place on prepared baking sheets about 2 inches apart…..

Roll cookie dough balls in cinnamon sugar and place on a parchment lined baking sheet cookingwithcurls.com

Bake for 10 to 11 minutes until just set. Move cookies to a wire cooling rack and cool completely…..

Pumpkin Spice Snickerdoodles cookingwithcurls.com

These Pumpkin Spice Snickerdoodles with a crispy outside and soft, light inside wrapped in cinnamon sugar mixture melt in your mouth…and will make you forget all about how hot it still is outside! 😉

These Pumpkin Spice Snickerdoodles are soft and chewy on the inside and coated in cinnamon sugar on the outside for the perfect fall treat! cookingwithcurls.com

Notes:

  • There are 3 different batches of Pumpkin Spice Snickerdoodles represented in these images.
  • Traditional Snickerdoodles spread when they bake, Pumpkin Spice Snickerdoodles do not!
  • For the softest, chewiest texture inside bake them in their original ball shape.
  • For a more traditional, flattish cookie flatten the cookie dough balls with the bottom of a drinking glass before baking.
  • I preferred the texture of the cookies that were made with butter. Feel free to substitute shortening or coconut oil for dairy-free cookies.
  • The pumpkin flavor is not very strong at all, but it does change the texture. These cookies are much lighter than traditional snickerdoodles.
  • If you do not have pumpkin puree, or just don’t want to use it, substitute shortening for the pumpkin. Everything else stays the same.

Some other fall treats for you to enjoy:

Tools used to make these Pumpkin Spice Snickerdoodles:

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Does it feel like fall where you live?

Enjoy!!

Pumpkin Spice Snickerdoodles cookingwithcurls.com

Pumpkin Spice Snickerdoodles

Soft and chewy Pumpkin Spice Snickerdoodles blend together all of fall's favorite flavors!
5 from 1 vote
Print Rate
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cookies, pumpkin, fall, pumpkin spice
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Chill Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 36 Cookies
Calories: 101kcal
Author: Lisa Johnson

Ingredients

Cookie Dough

  • ½ cup unsalted butter (softened)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar (lightly packed)
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ cup pumpkin puree (NOT pumpkin pie filling)
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 2 ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
  • teaspoon ground cloves
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt

Cinnamon-Sugar Coating

  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, beat together butter, brown sugar, eggs, and granulated sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Add the pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling) and vanilla extract and beat to combine.
  • Stir in flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, spices and salt.
  • Cover with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator to chill for at least 30 minutes, or up to 3 days.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone liner, set aside.
  • In a small bowl, mix together sugar and cinnamon. Scoop dough into 1 1/4-inch balls and roll in cinnamon sugar mixture. Place on prepared baking sheets about 2 inches apart.
  • Bake for 10 to 11 minutes until just set. Move cookies to a wire cooling rack and cool completely.

Notes

  • Traditional Snickerdoodles spread when they bake, Pumpkin Spice Snickerdoodles do not!
  • For the softest, chewiest texture inside bake them in their original ball shape.
  • For a more traditional, flattish cookie flatten the cookie dough balls with the bottom of a drinking glass before baking.
  • I preferred the texture of the cookies that were made with butter. Feel free to substitute shortening or coconut oil for dairy-free cookies.
  • The pumpkin flavor is not very strong at all, but it does change the texture. These cookies are much lighter than traditional snickerdoodles.
  • If you do not have pumpkin puree, or just don’t want to use it, substitute shortening for the pumpkin. Everything else stays the same.

Nutrition

Calories: 101kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 68mg | Potassium: 52mg | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 625IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 0.6mg

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  1. In the ingredients listed it says 2 eggs. But I don’t see when to incorporate in the instructions. I still added the eggs and let the dough. Going to make a batch now to see how they come out.

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