Pumpkin Snickerdoodles

Pumpkin Snickerdoodles are a delightful twist on the classic snickerdoodle cookie. With the warm flavors of pumpkin and cozy spices, these cookies are perfect for fall gatherings or anytime you crave a comforting treat.


  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  1. Preheat the Oven:
    • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Cream the Butter and Sugar:
    • In a large mixing bowl, cream together the softened butter and granulated sugar until light and fluffy.
  3. Add Wet Ingredients:
    • Mix in the pumpkin puree, egg, and vanilla extract until well combined.
  4. Combine Dry Ingredients:
    • In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, cream of tartar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt.
  5. Combine Wet and Dry Ingredients:
    • Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, mixing until a soft dough forms.
  6. Roll and Coat:
    • In a small bowl, combine the rolling sugar and cinnamon.
    • Scoop out portions of dough (about 1.5 tablespoons each) and roll them into balls.
    • Roll each dough ball in the cinnamon-sugar mixture until coated.
  7. Bake:
    • Place the coated dough balls on the prepared baking sheets, leaving space between them.
    • Flatten each dough ball slightly with the bottom of a glass or your fingers.
    • Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the edges are golden.
  8. Cool and Enjoy:
    • Let the cookies cool on the baking sheets for a few minutes before transferring them to wire racks to cool completely.

Serving Suggestions

  • Enjoy these Pumpkin Snickerdoodles with a warm cup of tea or coffee.
  • Share them with friends and family during cozy gatherings.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Simple and flavorful.
  • Perfect for fall or anytime you crave pumpkin-spiced goodness.

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