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pumpkin snickerdoodle recipe {one of my new favorite fall recipes ever}

Hello, my friends!

A few weeks ago, I was in the mood to do some fall baking – I looked up some recipes and came across this one for pumpkin snickerdoodle cookies. As my family (especially my oldest brother, Malachi) used to adore these cookies, I wanted to try this recipe. After they turned out to be amazingly delicious, I thought I’d share this recipe with you all!

These cookies are full of pumpkin and cinnamon sugar. Warning! Make sure to double the batch because otherwise, they’ll be gone before you know it.



  • 1/2 cup (1 stick or 115g) unsalted butter, melted & slightly cooled
  • 1/4 cup (50g) packed light or dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup (100g) granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 6 Tablespoons (86g) pumpkin puree
  • 1 and 1/2 cups (188g) all-purpose flour (spoon & leveled)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice*
  • 1/2 cup (100g) granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon


Whisk the melted butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar together in a medium bowl until no brown sugar lumps remain. Whisk in the vanilla and blotted pumpkin until smooth. Set aside.

Whisk the flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and pumpkin pie spice together in a large bowl. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix together with a large spoon or rubber spatula. The dough will be very soft. Fold in 1/2 cup white chocolate chips, if using. The chips may not stick to the dough because of the melted butter, but do your best to combine.

Cover the dough and chill for 30 minutes or up to 3 days. Chilling the dough is a must for this recipe.

Remove dough from the refrigerator. Preheat oven to 350°F (177°C). Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.

Shape & coat the cookie dough balls: Scoop the dough, about 1.5 Tablespoons of dough per cookie, and roll each into balls. Mix the coating ingredients together, and then roll each cookie dough ball generously in the cinnamon-sugar coating. Arrange cookie dough balls 3 inches apart on the prepared baking sheets. Using the back of a spoon or the bottom of a cup/measuring cup, slightly flatten the tops of the dough balls. (Without doing so, the cookies may not spread.)

Bake for 11–12 minutes or until the edges appear set. The cookies will look very soft in the center. Remove from the oven. If you find that your cookies didn’t spread much at all, flatten them out gently with the back of a spoon when you take them out of the oven. If desired, press a few white chocolate chips into the tops of the warm cookies. This is only for looks.

Cool cookies on the baking sheets for at least 10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely. The longer the cookies cool, the better they taste! The flavor gets stronger and the texture becomes chewier. I usually let them sit, uncovered, for several hours before serving. Chewiness and pumpkin flavor are even stronger on day 2.

Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 week.

*credit for recipe goes to Sally’s Baking Addiction

what do you think?

And that’s our recipe! I hope you enjoyed this week’s post and give this recipe a try. Make sure to let me know if you do!

Before you go. . . have you ever tried making pumpkin snickerdoodles before? What’s your favorite autumn dessert? Do you have a favorite cookie?

Have a wonderful day!


  1. These sound A M A Z I N G!!

    Hey Pearl, you emailed me about the giveaway winner and Gmail wound not let me respond because is said something about a spam warning. I know that you said you’d have to find another winner if they didn’t respond by Nov. 3, but I just wanted to let you know <3


    Now I really really wish I had some canned pumpkin and I’d make them right now!!! Seriously – they look AMAZING

    Also – I love these recipe posts!!

  3. These look so good! If my memory isn’t wrong, my family just had pumpkin snickerdoodles! I wonder if they are the same recipe. (My mom loves Sally’s Baking Addiction’s recipes)

  4. Elli B. says:

    yay, snickerdoodles!!! *excited noises* i’m making them right now (commenting while the dough chills XD). i’m really excited to see how they turn out! how often do you make them?
    i’ve never made snickerdoodles before, but these look fairly easy to make 🙂

  5. Mmm, they look so good, Pearl!

  6. Yumm!!! Might have to try these sometime 😉

    1. Ooh, if you do, let me know what you think! 😊

  7. RW Ward says:

    Made it! They are amazing!

    1. Ahh, that’s amazing!

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