Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Cookies

Here is another pumpkin delight! I am happy to share with you these delicious cookies. They tasted just like your regular snickerdoodle cookies, but with a hint of pumpkin. I am not huge on pumpkin, but with the fall season in the air and Thanksgiving coming up, I thought I could provide another pumpkin recipe for you all to try.

My tip for this recipe is to make sure you give yourself time for the batter to chill in the fridge. Two hours is the ideal time for chilling, but I actually left it overnight. The batter was perfect for rolling the dough into balls the next day. Overall the batter needs to be chilled long enough so it isn’t sticky and allows for you to make small dough balls for baking.

These cookies are perfect for any party occasion! Let me know how your pumpkin doodles come out!

Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Cookies

  • Prep time: 15 minutes
  • Chill time: 2 hours-overnight
  • Cook time: 10 minutes
  • Servings: 32-34


Cookie batter:

  • 2 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree

Sugar coating for rolling:

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg


In a large mixing bowl, add the flour, salt, baking powder, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Mix all the dry ingredients well. Put aside.

In a separate mixing bowl, add the softened butter, granulated sugar, vanilla, and egg. Mix all the wet ingredients and add them to the larger bowl that contains the dry ingredients. Mix the dry and wet ingredients together. Then add in the pumpkin puree and egg.

All the ingredients for the cookie batter should be in the large bowl at this point. Mix everything well until the batter forms. When the batter has formed, place in refrigerator to chill. The batter will be ready when it has chilled long enough for the dough to become a scoopable and not sticky.

Once the batter is ready, preheat oven to 350°F. In a small bowl, add brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg for rolling. Mix well.

Scoop dough and roll into balls. Roll the balls in the brown sugar and spices mixture so it coats the outside. Place them on a nonstick pan or a pan with parchment paper. Place in oven and bake for 10 min. Let them cool and enjoy!

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