Pumpkin Snickerdoodles

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Pumpkin snickerdoodles are the perfect Fall cookie and the perfect way to taste all the pumpkin spice flavors in a delicious cookie. 

snickerdoodles on a cookie sheet

These pumpkin snickerdoodles are soft and fluffy and full of pumpkin pie spice. They blend the perfect soft sugar cookie with cinnamon and pumpkin pie spice.

Pumpkin snickerdoodles are our favorite cookie for the holiday season. Make a batch for family or friends or serve as a delicious dessert for Thanksgiving. 

How to make the best snickerdoodle cookie:

  1. Use real butter. My favorite butter to use for this snickerdoodle recipe is Kerrygold butter. It has amazing flavor and can definitely make a difference in the taste of your cookies. 
  2. Cream the butter with the sugars. This will help to create a fluffy cookie. 
  3. Use cream of tarter: Cream of tarter is a leavening agent that helps the cookie to be chewy. I also use baking powder and baking soda to create a fluffy well risen cookie. 
  4. Don’t over cook the cookies: Snickerdoodles should be soft and chewy. You don’t want to overcook these cookies or they can become crispy and hard. 

Snickerdoodle cookies stacked on a plate

Flavored Snickerdoodles: 

Snickerdoodles are unique because they are coated with cinnamon and sugar. This not only creates a great flavor, but also it creates a crust on the outside of the cookie and gives great texture and mouth feel. 

You can be as creative as you want with snickerdoodles and change up the flavors like we did with this pumpkin spice snickerdoodle recipe. 

Use different spices, citrus zest, or even herb to mix with the sugar coating. 

Here are some other options to change up the flavor of your snickerdoodles

  • lime zest and sugar
  • orange zest and sugar
  • lemon zest and sugar
  • cocoa powder and sugar
  • lavender and sugar
  • vanilla bean and sugar

Check out some of my other favorite cookie recipes:

Frosted Sugar Cookies

Easy Classic Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Gluten Free Pumpkin Cookies

Salted Caramel Apple Cookies

Gluten Free Snickerdoodle Ice Cream Sandwiches

How do you make snickerdoodle cookies from scratch:

1
Add the butter to the kitchen aid mixer and cream for 1 minute.
2
Add the sugar and cream for 1 minute.
3
Add the egg and mix.
4
Add baking soda, baking powder, cream of tartar and salt.
5
Add cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice and vanilla.
6
Mix to combine.
7
Add the flour.
8
Mix to combine.
9
Add the pumpkin pie spice to the sugar.
10
Grab about 1/4 cup of dough and form a ball. Coat in the sugar mixture.
11
Repeat with the remaining amount of dough. Spread out the cookies on the cookie sheet.
12
Bake at 350 for 10 minutes.
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Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Cookie Recipe:

snickerdoodles on a cookie sheet

Pumpkin Spice Snickerdoodles

Yield: 1 dozen
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Delicious cookies with pumpkin pie spice.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 Cup Unsalted Butter
  • ¾ Cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • ¼ Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • ½ Teaspoon Baking Powder
  • ½ Teaspoon Cream of Tartar
  • ¼ Teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • ½ Teaspoon Vanilla Bean Paste or Vanilla Extract
  • 1 3/4 Cup All Purpose Flour

Coating:

  • ½ Cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Pumpkin Pie Spice

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Place the butter into a kitchen aid mixer and cream for 1 minute.
  3. Add the sugar and cream for 1 minute.
  4. Add the egg and mix to combine.
  5. Add baking soda, baking powder, cream of tartar and salt.
  6. Add cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice and vanilla. Mix to combine.
  7. Add the flour and mix to combine.
  8. Combine coating ingredients in a small bowl and set aside.
  9. Grab about 1/4 cup sized amount of dough and roll into a ball. Place into the sugar mixture. Roll to coat.
  10. Place the cookie dough ball on a parchment lined baking sheet.
  11. Bake for 10 minutes.

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