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Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Cookies

posted by Julie Evink on October 7, 2015

Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Cookies Recipe ~ Soft, Delicious Pumpkin Cookies Rolled in Cinnamon Sugar! The perfect fall treat!

Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Cookies Recipe ~ Soft, Delicious Pumpkin Cookies Rolled in Cinnamon Sugar! The perfect fall treat!

Guess how I found this recipe? Pinterest of course! The hubby is coming home for the weekend and I said I should make some food for him. He was all giddy and declared I should make cookies, and bars, and banana bread! Well, I got the cookies done. If his luck is with him I might tackle the other two throughout the weekend, but we’ve got a busy one coming up so we will see!

When he asked for his treats I of course went to my pinterest boards to see what I could round up. I knew I wanted something with a fall twist on it as it got incredibly cold last night (like literally freezing cold) and it felt like fall was here with an edge of winter. Apples looked like a great ingredient and I realized I didn’t have any at home. Pumpkin sounded good and I knew that was in my pantry (aka coat closet hubby turned into a make shift pantry we do with what we have!).

This recipe comes from Recipe Girl and she doesn’t lead me wrong so I figured I was safe making these cookies. She’s also one of my blog “idols”. She’s made this her very own business and does all sorts of cool things like writing recipes for different companies, develops her very own recipes, guest speaks at blog camps just to name a few things. Plus her son has his own blog called Recipe Boy. He begged to get it for his birthday. Now how cool is that? She seems like a lovely lady and has amazing recipes so if you haven’t checked out her website I highly recommend you go do it now and her sons for that matter!

These cookies are awesome. The pumpkin isn’t overpowering and there’s a hint of cinnamon coated on the outside. Plus they are soft which is a must in my book with any cookie. I’ll admit I was hesitant when I saw the list of spices in the rolling sugar but I had faith in Recipe Girl and went for it anyways. I always thought I didn’t like Snickerdoodles but I must because I love these cookies and I love the Gooey Snickerdoodle Bars. It must have been one of those weird kid phobias. So if you are looking for a fall treat to try out I highly recommend these lovely cookies. Enjoy!

Pumpkin Snickerdoodles

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 12 minutes

Total Time: 32 minutes

Yield: 36 cookies

Serving Size: 1 cookie

Pumpkin Snickerdoodles


  • 1 c. salted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 c. granulated white sugar
  • 1/2 c. light brown sugar
  • 3/4 c. pumpkin puree
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 3/4 c. all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • Cinnamon Sugar
  • 1/2 c. granulated white sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice


  1. Using an electric mix cream butter in a large bowl until fluffy. Add sugars and pumpkin puree and beat well. Add egg and vanilla to mixture and mix until fully incorporated, making sure to scrape the sides of the bowl.
  2. Whisk together flour, baking powder, salt and ground cinnamon in a medium sized mixing bowl. Slowly add dry ingredients to wet ingredients mixing as you go until is just incorporated.
  3. Cover bowl with dough in it with plastic wrap and chill at least one hour.
  4. After the dough has chilled, preheat over to 350 degrees. In a small bowl mix cinnamon sugar ingredients together. Prepare baking sheets by lining with parchment paper or spraying with non-stick cooking spray.
  5. Roll cooking into balls (about 1 1/2 Tbsp of dough). Coat with cinnamon sugar mixture. Place on baking sheet about 2 inches apart.
  6. Baked for 12-14 minutes or until they are slightly firm to the touch. Let cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes then remove to wire rack to finish cooling.
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Post Updated: 10/4/15

Recipe Slightly Adapted From: Recipe Girl

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  • RecipeGirl

    Glad you enjoyed them. I’m a huge snicker doodle fan, and I don’t think they really taste like snicker doodles all that much, but more like a pumpkin cookie with the typical snicker doodle cinnamon-sugar coating.

  • Anonymous

    These look delicious! But my question is when recipes call for pure pumpkin and they don’t use a whole can what does one do with the rest?

    • Francesca

      I make pumpkin cream sauce for pasta. Sauté garlic in olive oil and add your puree. Cook it for a few minutes and add cream or evaporated milk to form a sauce. Add chilli flakes and Parmesan to the sauce and serve it with your favourite pasta. Pumpkin never goes to waste in our house, it’s like canned gold.

  • Julie Evink

    I was wondering the same thing…guess I’ll have to find another recipe for us to make to use up that pumpkin!

  • Avril

    Julie, I have to say your taste in recipes ROCK!!! I love it when I find other food blogs that have just the same eye and taste for recipes that I seem to be attracted to too. So glad I have discovered your blog!

    Happy Weekend!
    ~avril 🙂

  • Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust

    These sound delicious! I am addicted to pumpkin right now. I’d love for you to join my dessert linky party this coming Tuesday. 🙂

  • Krista

    Pumpkin anything is great this time of the year:)Thanks for sharing at Church Supper. Have a great week.

  • Terri @ that's some good cookin'

    I found this recipe link over at Everyday Mom’s Meals linky party and just had to click on over here for the recipe. Oh goodness, I have been on a snickerdoodle craze for the past month or so and am so excited to try this recipe. Thanks for sharing!

  • Carrie's Experimental Kitchen

    I found this on EMM, thanks for sharing this recipe. My kids love snickerdoodles and I would never have thought to add pumpkin to it~sounds yummy!

  • Laura Jeanne

    Best time of the year…. Pumpkin recipes. Love this, thanks so much for sharing and I will have to check out Church Supper this week. I’ve occasionally added my own pieces there.
    Laura @ A Healthy Jalapeño



  • Kelly | Eat Yourself Skinny

    Love, love, LOVE these! I’m actually making (skinny) snickerdoodles tonight but I should throw some pumpkin in them, delish!! 🙂

  • jmvs

    You can freeze leftover pumpkin for next batch….

  • Malinda @ Countryside Cravings

    I love this twist on a classic! Our weekends are getting really busy here too as winter is around the corner!

  • Ashley | The Recipe Rebel

    These are the perfect fall cookies! Recipegirl knows where its at!

  • Kelly - Life Made Sweeter

    Love snickerdoodles and with the addition of pumpkin makes these totally irresistible! They look perfect!

  • Tonia from TheGunnySack

    Snickerdoodles always make me think about my husband’s grandpa because they are his favorite cookies. I wonder if he’s ever tried a pumpkin version!

  • Christin@SpicySouthernKitchen

    I don’t thin you could have found a more perfect cookie for fall. What a great combination for a cookie!

  • Rachel @ Bakerita

    Adore these pumpkin snickerdoodles!! They look so delicious and perfect for fall 🙂

  • Natalie

    These cookies look amazing! Who wouldn’t love the combination of pumpkin and cinnamon? I can’t wait to try them!

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