Pumpkin Spice Snickerdoodle!!!

Let me start with a disclaimer that I really hate pumpkin….. I really LOVE snickerdoodles though. My husbands FAVORITE COOKIE EVER is a snickerdoodle!! I mean HELLO how fun is that name?! I knew if I made these he would at least try them.

My SUPER picky 8 year old gave these a thumbs up too!! ūüôā I so rarely actually bake for my family just because anymore, so when I do it’s nice when they¬†like it.

I really like this recipe, it’s not too sweet and the cinnamon and sugar on the outside gives it a little crunch. I have NEVER baked a cookie that called for cornstarch though… not sure if it’s added because of the pumpkin puree?

Since this was such a big recipe I am dropping some off with our friends and family for Halloween. I boxed them up with some cute decorated sugar cookies I made as well!

Pumpkin Spice and Sugar Cookies

Cook Time: 13 minutes  Makes: 3 dozen

    • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
    • 1 cup sugar
    • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
    • 1 large egg yolk
    • 3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
    • 3 1/2 tsp cornstarch
    • 1 tsp cream of tartar
    • 1 tsp baking soda
    • 1/2 tsp baking powder
    • 3/4 tsp salt
    • 2 tsp pumpkin spice
    • 3/4 cup canned pumpkin puree
    • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
For rolling
  • ¬†granulated sugar
  • ¬†ground cinnamon


  1. Cream butter, sugars and egg yolk.
  2. Mix in pumpkin puree then vanilla.
  3. Slowly add all dry ingredients in sections, so it mixes throughly.
  4. Refrigerate for 1 hour.
  5. Pre-heat oven to 350*
  6. In a small bowl, whisk together sugar and cinnamon. (I just eye the mixture… think about that yummy cinnamon toast grandma used to make!!)
  7. Use cookie scoop to make even sized balls, roll in hands, then sugar mixture. ¬†Place cookies on parchment paper lined baking sheets spacing cookies about 2-inches apart. Bake in preheated oven 12 – 14 minutes (they should look just slightly under-baked as they’ll cook slightly once removed from oven). Cool on baking sheet about 5 minutes then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

I found this recipe via Pinterest and made just a few minor tweaks! She has some awesome photos if you need that. Click here for the original recipe!! http://www.cookingclassy.com/2014/10/pumpkin-snickerdoodles/

I hope everyone has a fun and SAFE Halloween!! I will post my DIY costume after Halloween! I am going to be Chewbacca…. haha it should be interesting.


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