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Pumpkin Snickerdoodles

photo of a plate of Pumpkin Snickerdoodles

Pumpkin madness continues. One of the pumpkin recipes I clearly remember seeing last year but didn’t have a chance to try was pumpkin snickerdoodles. So when I started my pumpkin baking frenzy, it was on the top of my list.

I used a recipe I found on Recipe Girl. Snickerdoodles are pretty simple to make, and pumpkin snickerdoodles are almost just as easy.

photo of a stack of cookies on a plate

I usually can’t eat too many snickerdoodles. After a couple, I start feeling a little sick from all the cinnamon, like a kid who has eaten too much sugar.  These pumpkin snickerdoodles seems to have solved that problem.

photo of a stack of pumpkin snickerdoodles

These are delicious and were gone within two days.  I love how they are orange inside. Definitely a keeper recipe.

Pumpkin Snickerdoodles

Pumpkin Snickerdoodles

Servings: 3 dozen cookies
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
These cookies are so easy to make and perfect for fall.


For the Cookies

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) salted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated white sugar
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened pumpkin puree
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

For the Coating

  • 1/2 cup granulated white sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp allspice


  • In a large bowl cream the butter until light and fluffy. Add the white sugar, brown sugar, and pumpkin and beat until well combined. Add the egg and vanilla and stir to combine. Be sure to scrape down the sides of the bowl to ensure all of the ingredients are combined.
  • In a medium-sized bowl, whisk the flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon. Add the dry ingredients in small batches to the butter mixture and stir to combine before adding more. Chill the dough for at least 30 minutes to allow it to firm up.
  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper. In a small bowl, mix together all of the ingredients for the coating.
  • Scoop approximately 1 1/2 tablespoons of dough for each cookie. You can also use a medium-sized cookie scoop. Roll the dough into balls and then roll each ball in the coating. Place the dough balls two inches apart on the cookie sheets. Flatten the cookies with the bottom of a glass that’s been dipped in the sugar mixture.
  • Bake the cookies for 10 to 14 minutes or until they are slightly firm. Cool the cookies on the baking sheet for a few minutes before transferring to baking racks to cool completely. Store the cooled cookies in an airtight container.


Recipe source: Recipe Girl

The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.

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15 comments on “Pumpkin Snickerdoodles”

  1. I love how orangy it is inside too! 🙂 never had snickerdoodles before…guess they don’t sell them here so maybe i should give this a go when i get me some pumpkins! hehe.

  2. ah! these look so good, can’t wait to make them!

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  4. Snickerdoodles – meh. PUMPKIN snickerdoodles – now we’re talking! They look great!

  5. found your blog through foodgawker. just made these. they are fantastic. the pumpkin flavor is subtle but delightful. They are buttery and soft. I made them Gluten Free using a GF flour blend, but kept everything else the same. My whole family loves them! Thanks for the recipe.

  6. Orange cookies! How cute!

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  8. Hi There, Just a friendly reminder that if you use a recipe from my website database, I’d appreciate if you’d just link to it rather than reprint my recipes on your site. Thanks a bunch.

    • Sorry, I didn’t know that you don’t like reprinting of recipes, since every blogger has a different view. I’ve gone ahead and removed the recipe. I often make some changes to the original recipe, so then I rewrite the entire recipe with my modifications, but I noticed that I didn’t make any changes to yours.

  9. Yeah, I don’t mind if someone has altered it quite a bit to make it their own- that’s expected, but word for word is kind of a bummer when you put a lot of work into making it your own recipe. That’s kinda the general rule in the blog world 🙂 Thanks for adding the link instead.

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