Pumpkin Snickerdoodles


I’m SO thrilled that this recipe for Pumpkin Spice Snickerdoodles was a huge hit in my house, coming off the tails of those inedible macaroons. These cookies marry all the best parts of a snickerdoodle – the butter! the sugar! – with the warm, wintery taste of a homemade pumpkin pie . I’ve tried a few other recipes, but this one is my absolute favorite. These are cookies you’ll want to dip in your mug of chai latte.


  • 1 cup unsalted softened butter (2 sticks)
  • 1 1/2 c sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
Dry Ingredients
  • 2 3/4 cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
For the Rolling Sugar:
  • 4 tbsp turbinado sugar
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp ginger


  1. Sift together the dry ingredients in a large bowl.
  2. Cream together the butter, sugar, egg, and pumpkin in another large bowl.
  3. Slowly add the dry ingredients into the creamed mixture until thoroughly incorporated.
  4. Chill dough for at least 30 minutes.
  5. Roll out the dough into 3/4″ balls and then roll in the sugar mixture.
  6. Bake on an ungreased cookie sheet 8 minutes at 400 degrees.
  7. Do not remove from the baking sheet until thoroughly cooled.

1 Comment

  1. Sue

    Love your recipes. You must be a phenomenal cook and baker. Your family is very fortunate.

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