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Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Cookies

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Pumpkin Snicker Doodle

Oh…. My…. Word…. These Pumpkin Snickerdoodle cookies are to die for! A crunchy sugar/cinnamon coating on the outside and a soft pumpkin-y inside. Definitely a new fall favorite in our home. This wonderful recipe comes from Princess Leah who loves to bake in her spare time. I love this twist on the classic snicker doodle recipe and I will definitely  be giving this recipe a try. I am hoping to score some brownie points with my hubby with the recipe because snickerdoodles are one of his favorites.

As the weather gets cooler and the leaves start to change color, there's no better time to spend some quality time baking with your kids. Not only is baking a great way to teach your kids about measurements and following directions, but it's also a great opportunity to create lasting memories together. And what's more appropriate for fall than a batch of homemade pumpkin snickerdoodle cookies? Keep reading for a few reasons why you should bake with your kids this fall.

Pumpkin Snicker Doodle Cookies

Create Lasting Memories

One of the best things about baking with your kids is that you get to create lasting memories together. Whether it's decorating cookies or simply spending time in the kitchen chatting while the cookies bake, these are moments that your kids will remember for years to come. And as they get older and enter into adulthood, they'll likely appreciate even more the time that you took to bake with them when they were younger. So go ahead and whip up a batch of cookies this fall—your kids will be sure to thank you for it later!

Teach Essential Skills

In addition to creating lasting memories, baking with your kids is also a great opportunity to teach them essential skills. Measuring ingredients, following directions, and working as a team are all important skills that your kids can learn while baking. And what better way to learn these skills than by working together to create something delicious? By the time you're done baking, not only will your kids have learned some valuable lessons, but you'll also have a yummy treat to enjoy!

Get Into the Fall Spirit

Last but not least, baking with your kids is a great way to get into the fall spirit. There's something about the smell of fresh-baked cookies that just screams “autumn.” So why not take advantage of it and get into the seasonal spirit by whipping up a batch of pumpkin snickerdoodle cookies with your little ones? You'll have so much fun that you'll be looking forward to next year'sfall baking session before you know it!

Pumpkin Snicker Doodle Cookies in a cup

Baking with your kids is a great way to create lasting memories, teach essential skills, and get into the fall spirit. So go ahead and preheat the oven—your batch of pumpkin snickerdoodle cookies awaits!

Yield: 24

Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Cookies

Pumpkin Snicker Doodle Cookies in a cup

Pumpkin fans will love these light and sweet cookies!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Additional Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 27 minutes


  • For the cookies:
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 3 3/4 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree or canned pumpkin
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • For the Sugar Coating:
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • A small Dash or sprinkle of allspice
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  1. In a medium bowl, combine salt, flour, nutmeg, baking powder and cinnamon.Whisk together to blend.
  2. In a large bowl, beat together butter, sugar and brown sugar on medium speed until mixed well. Then, beat in pumpkin also on med speed.
  3. Add the egg and vanilla extract.
  4. Add in all the dry ingredients and beat until until mixed well, but do not over mix.
  5. Cover the dough, and refrigerate for one hour, until firm.
  6. Preheat oven to 350.
  7. Line baking sheets with parchment paper or use a silicone baking sheet.
  8. In a small bowl, mix together the ingredients for the sugar coating.
  9. Scoop dough with a small cookie scoop or (approximately 2 1/2 tablespoons) and roll into a ball. Roll your dough ball in the sugar coating, and place on the baking sheet. You need to leave about 2 inches between each cookie.
  10. Take a glass with a flat bottom and moisten with water. (Use glass not plastic so the dough doesn't stick)
  11. Dip the glass in the sugar coating, and use it to flatten the dough balls. Re dip the glass in the coating as needed.
  12. Bake the cookies for 10-12 minutes. Remove when the centers of the cookies have set. Let cool on the baking pan for approximately 5 minutes, and then transfer to wire cooling racks to cool completely.

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