Pumpkin snickerdoodle cookies, otherwise known as the pumpkindoodle combine the best of two worlds, the amazing, chewy, cinnamoniness of a snickerdoodle and the sweet pumpkin and spices of fall!
Snickerdoodles are my favorite. Actually anything that ends in doodles is my favorite. Labradoodles, goldendoodles, regular doodles and snickerdoodles. I also like pumpkin. So does the rest of western civilization, so it seems. Combining pumpkin and snickerdoodles seemed like a no-brainer.
Just so you know, I don’t like cakey snickerdoodles. I like them kind of flat and chewy. Ideally, I pull them out of the oven just before the center is cooked. I let them cool on the cookie sheet so they finish the baking process there.
You know how I know these cookies are a winner? Because both of the big girls loved them. I have a very picky eater, that doesn’t like pumpkin or actually anything with flavor other than chocolate. So the fact that she devoured it and then asked for more, means I get a gold star!
Be sure to check out my Guide to Holiday Cookie Baking Gifts! There are some awesome ideas in there!
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Supplies that will help…
Three-tier baking rack, Silpat, Parchment Paper, Pumpkin Pie Spice, Cookie Scoop
Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Cookies
For the cookies
- 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
- 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1 and 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup pumpkin purée
- 1 egg yolk, room temperature
- 1 and 1/2 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
For the topping
- 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- Cream together butter and sugars.
- Add in vanilla, egg yolk and pumpkin purée.
- In a separate bowl combine flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, salt, pumpkin pie spice and cinnamon.
- Stir into wet ingredients just until fully combined. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
- Preheat oven to 350F.
- In a shallow dish, combine 2 tablespoons of granulated sugar and 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon.
- Scoop out a tablespoon of dough and roll into a ball.
- Roll dough in cinnamon sugar mixture to coat and place on cookie sheet lined with parchment paper or a Silpat.
- Gently press down center of dough ball with the back of a spoon to slightly flatten. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes.
- Remove from oven when outside of cookie is cooked and the center appears slightly uncooked.
- Let cool on cookie sheet for 10 minutes then transfer to a wire rack to finish cooling.
You are going to love these pumpkin snickerdoodle cookies, I just know it. I have another cookie recipe that you will love here…
Helen at the Lazy Gastronome
Snickerdoodles are my favorite cookie – pumpkin just takes them to the next level! Thanks for sharing at the What’s for Dinner party!
These sound amazing! I love snickerdoodles and anything pumpkin. It only seems natural that the two would go perfectly well together.
snickerdoodle cookies are famous around here the pumpkin would be an extra bonus thanks for sharing
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Mnaisha from Modlotus
Hello, Jessa, this recipe is awesome. I will definitely try this at home. I have pinned your recipe. Found you on #MizHelenThursday plate party. I am a new blogger and so happy to be able to see so many like-minded people in one place. I just started blogging last week and please do visit my blog and give me feedback. I will be coming here often now. have a great Thanksgiving!! thanks Manisha
Mnaisha from Modlotus
Hi Jessa, this recipe is awesome. I will definitely try this at home and have pinned your recipe. Found you on #MizHelenThursday plate party. I am a new blogger and so happy to be able to see so many like-minded people in one place. I just started blogging last week and please do visit my blog and give me feedback. I will be coming here often now. have a great Thanksgiving!! thanks Manisha
Yummm! These are so perfect for Fall!
Thanks Veronica! They are almost too good!
We don’t have a pie tin right now, so we were just talking about making pumpkin cookies. Your recipe looks delicious!
You are going to love them!
You just took my fav cooking to a whole new level! Love it!
Well this came at the perfect time! I will be making these tonight, they look incredible! Thanks so much for sharing!
Helen at the Lazy Gastronome
My favorite cookie and you just stepped it up!! Thanks for sharing at the What’s for Dinner party. Hope to see you again at tomorrow’s party. Have a great weekend!
I love snickerdoodles and pumpkin so this is a win – win. Thank you for sharing at Handmade Hangout.
I love Snickerdoodles, so I’m sure these are delish! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
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Thanks for sharing with us at the To Grandma’s house we go link party, hope to see you again next time!
Such a great idea to add some pumpkin to snickerdoodle cookies – the flavors were made for each other! Will have to give this recipe a try. Stopping by from Best of the Weekend.