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These easy Pumpkin Snickerdoodles are not only delicious, they are the perfect cookie to celebrate fall! Made easily in minutes, these soft cookies are filled with pumpkin spice and goodness!

Pumpkin and fall spices make this cookie a fabulous treat as a dessert, lunch box snack or coffee bread, So easy to make and always fabulous!

Pumpkin Snickerdoodles


Hello Friends! Are you getting into the full spirit of fall? It finally rained for the first time yesterday and it just brought a cozy feeling of fall, even though we are still getting some warm temperatures during the day. 

Today’s recipe is an easy one when you are looking for a tasty fall cookie recipe. I love simple recipes like this one because I can use ingredients I already have on hand and the amount of clean up is minimal. I also love the way all the flavors come together in a cheesy snack in just minutes too. 

Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Recipe

Rich and flavorful, this light cookie is like a piece of pumpkin bread. They are the perfect treat for Thanksgiving too! Either as a dessert or wrapped in a treat bag as a fun takeaway gift.

Pumpkin Snickerdoodles Cookies recipe


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You just need a few ingredients for these cookies:

Pumpkin Snickerdoodle ingredients

Pumpkin Puree- You don’t want to use pumpkin pie filling, you want to use pumpkin puree. Canned or fresh. 

Pumpkin Pie Spice – the recipe for this is here, or you can use this shortcut.

Topping – The cinnamon sugar topping makes this cookie a true snickerdoodle. Don’t skip it. 

Pumpkin Snickerdoodles recipe

How to make Pumpkin Snickerdoodles

The full recipe is below, but the basic steps are:

  1. Blend butter and sugars.
  2. Use a pastry cutter to fully combine.
  3. Add egg, pumpkin and vanilla extract.
  4. Blend well.

How to make homemade Pumpkin Snickerdoodles

5. In a small bowl, combine topping ingredients.
6. Mix well.
7. Roll chilled doughballs in topping
8. Place on a baking sheet and bake as directed. 

How to make homemade Pumpkin Snickerdoodles

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Pumpkin Snickerdoodles Cookies recipe

Pumpkin Snickerdoodles

Pumpkin Snickerdoodles Cookies recipe

Pumpkin Snickerdoodles

Yield: 24
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

These easy Pumpkin Snickerdoodles are not only delicious, they are the perfect cookie to celebrate fall! Made easily in minutes, these soft cookies are filled with pumpkin spice and goodness!


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin
  • 2 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • for topping:
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon


  1. In a large mixing bowl, blend butter and sugars until fully blended.
  2. Add egg, vanilla, and pumpkin and combine.
  3. Add dry ingredients gradually and blend well.
  4. Chill dough for 20 minutes.
  5. Preheat oven to 350 °
  6. Prepare topping by blending cinnamon and sugar in a small bowl.
  7. Roll dough into teaspoon-sized balls.
  8. Roll in cinnamon-sugar mixture and place on greased cookie sheet.
  9. Bake 13-15 minutes until bottoms of cookies are lightly browned.
  10. Let cool 5-10 minutes before serving.
timesaving tips to streamline recipes

  • You can make the dough the day before and chill overnight.
  • You can use a pre-made cinnamon sugar mixture for the topping.
  • It is best if the eggs and butter are at room temperature for better blending. 
  • You can mix the topping ingredients in a plastic sandwich bag and quickly coat the cookie balls in the bag before baking. 


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Monday 26th of October 2020

YUM. I was never really into snickerdoodles until more recently when I realized how much you could do with them. And that a perfectly made one is really amazing. I'm so glad I had the baby and can eat cookies again! That was a rough four months.


Monday 26th of October 2020

Thanks Tamara! I am so happy for your and your family and Rider is so adorable!!

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