Pumpkin Spice Snickerdoodles

Pumpkin SPice Snickerdoodles.. Fall in a cookie!
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These super soft Pumpkin Spice Snickerdoodles are a great way to turn a classic into something extra special!

Snickerdoodle cookies are my husband’s most favorite.

AND I also have to say that I don’t make them that often…

Not sure why, but I just don’t. Sorry husb. It’s not you, it’s me.

Also, I only seem to make them in the fall. When cinnamon is seems most appropriate.

Which I know is not really a thing…it’s just cinnamon speaks cozy to me.

All the excuses, I know.

 

So I’m breaking the drought in my house with these phenom Pumpkin Spice Snickerdoodles.

They’re soft, they’re perfectly Pumpkin Spicy…

And since Pumpkin Spice is basically a fall drug, I am fully bandwagoned up with these babies.

Pumpkin Spice Snickerdoodles..Perfectly spiced for Fall! A soft snickerdoodle loaded with flavor!

Grab some Pumpkin Pie Spice. That’s the first step. They sell it down the spice aisle if you’re wondering.

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The cookie dough is super simple. Also, I have to say I don’t use cream of tarter in my snickerdoodles. GASP!

I know this might offend the snickerdoodle purists out there, but CoT is an annoying ingredient that I only seem to use in stabilizing egg whites (which I do next to never) and in the old-school snickerdoodle recipe I have. Needless to say, I toss out a container of CoT every year, only to buy another one and repeat the ridiculous cycle.

SO. I decided, what’s the point? Let’s see about making them without…and ya know what? I didn’t miss it. Neither will you.

Also, Cream of Tartar sounds nasty. Just sayin’.

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After you chill your dough a beat, roll your cookie dough in a glorious mixture of brown sugar and Pumpkin Pie Spice.

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When they’re baked they will look like this…

Pumpkin Pie Spice Snickerdoodle cookies

And your house will smell like the perfect candle from Bath and Body Works.

Pumpkin Spice Snickerdoodles

Let’s all Fall it up!

 

Pumpkin Pie Spice Snickerdoodles
 
makes about 2 dozen large cookies
Ingredients
  • 1 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs plus 1 yolk
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 3 tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • 3 cups flour
Coating
  • ¼ cup light brown sugar
  • 1½ tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375°
  2. In bowl of stand mixer cream butter and both sugars together for 2 minutes until light and fluffy.
  3. Add in both egg and additional yolk into butter along with vanilla and beat until smooth, scraping the sides as necessary.
  4. Mix in Pumpkin Pie Spice, baking powder and salt until combined.
  5. Reduce speed on mixer to low and mix in flour until dough comes together.
  6. Chill dough for at least an hour.
  7. When ready to bake, line baking sheet with parchment paper and preheat oven to 375°
  8. Mix coating ingredients (light brown sugar and pumpkin pie spice) together in a bowl, set aside.
  9. Roll dough into large balls, about 1½ inches in diameter and then roll into the sugar/pumpkin pie spice mixture, coating completely.
  10. Bake for 7-8 minutes until cookies are lightly browned on the bottom. Remove from oven and transfer to wire rack to cool.

 

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Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust
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September 7, 2014 7:35 pm

I do not make nearly enough snickerdoodles. I think they’re one of my favorites too – especially with pumpkin spice. LOVE! Pinned!

Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie
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September 7, 2014 10:11 pm

I agree I definitely don’t make snickerdoodle-ish things enough! But oddly enough I actually have snickerdoodle cookie dough chilling in the fridge right now. Wish I had used pumpkin spice!

Heather @ Shards of Lavender
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September 7, 2014 8:08 pm

I don’t think anyone is going to notice the lack of cream of tartar in these puffy cookies… Love the addition of pumpkin pie spice! Pinned:)

Graham @ Glazed & Confused
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September 7, 2014 8:52 pm

Is that a guarantee? The whole turning my house into a giant Bath & Body Works candle? because those things are SO my guilty pleasure.

This recipe is sooo good. Screw the CoT!

Cookbook Queen
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September 7, 2014 9:00 pm

Snickerdoodles are Jon David’s favorite too…and I hardly ever make them. It’s the cinnamon/sugar rolling, I think. I’m too darn lazy!

I love that these can turn my house into a real life Bath and Body Works candle! It sounds so much cheaper than…oh…I don’t know…buying 17 of them. 😉

Averie @ Averie Cooks
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September 7, 2014 9:59 pm

I just posted snickerdoodles this week and I bought that good ole jar of C of T and “I toss out a container of CoT every year, only to buy another one and repeat the ridiculous cycle” and yep, I thought to myself i can’t believe I’m doing this, again. But I did it anyway. Lol. Love your seasonal snickerdoodles…pumpkin, yes!! pinned

Jackie
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Jackie
September 7, 2014 10:40 pm

What board is this pinned on in your Pinterest?

Julianne @ Beyond Frosting
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September 7, 2014 10:53 pm

No less than an hour ago I turned to my boyfriend and said, I want a snicker doodle! Now I just might have to make these!

Liz @ Tip Top Shape
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September 7, 2014 10:59 pm

I am loving all the pumpkin spice-d recipes out on the blogs now!!! I love snicker doodles and especially love that I basically have permission from you to not put cream of tartar in them! Can’t wait to try these 🙂

Jessica @ Sweet Menu
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September 7, 2014 11:08 pm

Oh loving these gorgeous snickerdoodle cookies! They look so soft and puffy. Love the cinnamon coating too!

Pauline Bragdon
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Pauline Bragdon
September 8, 2014 7:54 am

Hi, I have CoT in my cupboard that I do need to get used up. Can I add it to this recipe and if so, how much? Thanks.

Jenny Flake
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September 8, 2014 8:30 am

Ok, these of just fabulous!! Bring on the Fall baking! xo

amanda @ fake ginger
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September 8, 2014 11:12 am

I looooove snickerdoodles but I only make them at Christmas. These are so perfect for fall, though, that I’m definitely making them soon!

FoodNerd
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September 8, 2014 12:08 pm

These look utterly delicious! Would be perfect for my Virtual Bake Sale for Macmillan Cancer Support- check it out here http://www.foodnerd4life.com/virtual-bake-sale-2014/

FoodNerd x

diana
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diana
September 8, 2014 1:57 pm

What Temp??

Gail
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Gail
September 8, 2014 2:08 pm

As my 12 y old son said, “These are AMAZING.”
I made the mistake of making a half batch…HUGE mistake. They are almost gone. I chickened out and left them in the oven a few extra minutes, but in my defense, my oven cooks to the high limit on all recipes. Thanks for another great recipe!

Diane
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Diane
September 8, 2014 2:30 pm

OMG! I love snickerdoodles, and you just made them better! Why didn’t I think of that (face palm)
Thank you
🙂

Michal
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September 8, 2014 5:03 pm

Yum! hand one over, well maybe more than one 🙂
Looks really good! Thanks

Michelle @My California Kitchen
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September 8, 2014 5:22 pm

Ha! I have this same exact relationship with cream of tartar! I love snickerdoodles but often overlook them in favor of something more chocolatey. I won’t do that with these!

Angelyn @ Everyday Desserts
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September 8, 2014 6:05 pm

cookies like these are the reason that I looooove fall! yum!!

Linda
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Linda
September 8, 2014 6:07 pm

I am definitely going to make these. Last fall I had a wonderful pumpkin spice cookie at a wonderful bakery in Amador, CA. I’ve been trying to duplicate it every since. They had golden raisins and walnuts in them. Anyone ever tried adding those ingredients to a snickerdoodle recipe?

Christine at Cook the Story
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September 9, 2014 10:02 am

This is a comfort food cookie if ever I saw one!

Amanda
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September 9, 2014 11:00 pm

These cookies are awesome!

Deborah
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September 10, 2014 9:54 am

I’m pretty sure it would be dangerous to leave me alone in a room with these!!

Annie @ Annie
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September 10, 2014 11:36 am

How have I STILL not made Snickerdoodles?!? It’s getting kinda embarrassing now, I’m going to have to bump them right to the top of my baking list and roll them in pumpkin spice as these just sound and look perfect!

Joanne
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September 10, 2014 10:20 pm

So I get to eat ALL THE COOKIES. AND my house will smell like Bath and Body Works. This seems like a win/win.

Donuts Cookies and Cream
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September 11, 2014 1:40 am

These look like perfection!

gladys
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gladys
September 12, 2014 2:31 pm

love the fall just to do anything that have pumpkin in i. Going to bake them tonight can wait. Can I freeze them That would be perfect

Elise
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Elise
September 12, 2014 2:31 pm

Baking powder is cream of tartar and baking soda mixed.

Barbara F
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Barbara F
September 24, 2014 3:08 pm

I didn’t know that CoT was baking powder & soda mixed. good to know as I really don’t want to spend money on it because most recipes don’t call for it. So now I can just mix my own. Thanks, Elise

Aimee
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Aimee
September 17, 2014 10:10 am

For the eggs, do you use two whole eggs (whites and yolk) then just the yolk of a third egg? Very excited to try these!! 🙂

Vicki G
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Vicki G
September 18, 2014 3:22 pm

I just have to disagree with you about the cream of tartar. Snickerdoodles are my very favorite cookie and I must be a purist, because it is just not a snickerdoodle without it! Have to admit though that your cookies look so delicious!

Janie
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Janie
September 24, 2014 2:55 pm

I made these today and they are great .. Only thing I would do differently next time is add just a lil more pumpkin spice

Barbara F
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Barbara F
September 24, 2014 3:05 pm

I love this cookies. What a wonderful fall cookie. Thank you so much for your excellent idea. I have to make cookies for a funeral luncheon and was going to make the old standby of choc. chip cookies but seeing these cookies, I changed my mind. I love snickerdoodles but the added ingredients will make them so much better.

Roxanne B
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Roxanne B
September 26, 2014 4:19 pm

Am I missing something somewhere? I can’t find the recipe to these Pumpkin Spice Snickerdoodles.

Michele
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Michele
October 3, 2014 7:33 pm

I love your recipes but your heavy on using butter and shortening. I understand you love the flavor but 1 cup of butter is a bit much. Either way I do love your blog

Olivia
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Olivia
October 9, 2014 8:11 pm
I will LITERALLY make any and every recipe you post! I bring different cookies into work every week…and about 30 cookies are straight GONE in less than 30 minutes, lol. I was SO excited to make these cuz my coworker requested them…with our oven I usually have to bake cookies for 1 or 2 minutes additionally. I baked these for like 13 minutes, took them out and let them sit, transferred them to cool…and they were STILL just doughy. My coworkers were bummed wen I told them. I guess for certain recipes or ingredients i have to increase the time… Read more »
Andjelina
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Andjelina
October 19, 2014 2:46 pm

I only have dark brown sugar. Does it make a difference?

Andrea
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Andrea
October 21, 2014 3:11 pm

My husband ADORES snickerdoodles. In fact, one of his favorite sweets ever is your snickerdoodle cobbler. Mine too, for that matter lol. I’ll definitely be making this some time this week. They must smell amazing.

P.S. I never have CoT on hand. I stopped buying it because I never used it, which is why I rarely made snickerdoodles. Looks like I may be changing that now. 🙂

Kathy
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Kathy
October 30, 2014 3:05 pm

Hey Shelly……..did you know that you can use a ‘spice cake mix…and a small (15oz) can of pumpkin instead of all that other stuff? You just combine the can of pumpkin with the cake mix and refrigerat for one hour. Then roll and bake. Easy peasy.

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Emily
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September 26, 2015 8:43 am

Snickerdoodles are one of my FAVORITE cookies and you went and added pumpkin to them… ahh, I may be in trouble here. DROOLING.

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