Pumpkin Spice Snickerdoodles

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Halloween time is upon us, and for those of you in the Northern Hemisphere, that means that Autumn is well and truly in swing. To me, Autumn conjures up visions of falling leaves, cool evenings, crackling fires, and hot chocolates. It is also the season when pumpkins are ripe and readily available. Pumpkin is such a versatile vegetable, and can be used to many ways. Combined with spices like cinnamon and nutmeg, ‘pumpkin spice’ has become a phenomenon world wide. While looking around for something new to bake, I decided to look for a variation on one of our family favourites, the Snickerdoodle, a recipe for which can be found here.

I found a recipe for pumpkin spice snickerdoodles and they are incredible! In fact, they are so good, I just had to share them with you.

  • 1 cup shortening or oil
  • 1 cup caster sugar
  • ½ cup light brown sugar
  • ¾ cup pumpkin puree (I used butternut pumpkin, as it has a sweeter flavour than other varieties)
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tsp vanilla essence
  • 3¾ cups of plain (all purpose) flour
  • 1½ tsp baking soda
  • 1½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg

    Sugar spice coating

  • ½ cup of white sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp allspice
  1. Beat shortening, white sugar (1 cup), and brown sugar in a bowl until light and fluffy. Stir in pumpkin puree, beaten eggs, and vanilla.
  2. Whisk flour, baking powder, cinnamon, cream of tartar, salt, and nutmeg together in a bowl. Gradually fold flour mix into the pumpkin, until dough is just-combined. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate until chilled, at least 1 hour.
  3. Preheat oven to 180℃ (356℉). Line biscuit trays with baking paper. 
  4. For the sugar spice coating, mix together the sugar and spices in a small bowl.
    Roll dough into 1-inch balls; toss in cinnamon-sugar mixture and place 2 inches apart on trays. Indent each ball with your thumb (as pictured, below), this helps the dough cook through and ensures an even bake. 
  5. Bake until golden and set, approx. 12 to 13 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. 

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This recipe is really simple to make. Instead of leaving the dough in the fridge for an hour, I left it overnight, and found it very easy to work with. Keep an eye on these in the oven, as its very easy to over-bake them.

I hope you enjoy them as much as our family did. The cookies barely lasted a day, so unfortunately I have no idea how long they’ll keep. Use your best judgement. If you liked this recipe, keep an eye on my twitter later this week for an AMAZING pumpkin pie recipe from my wife, KaylaLoves.

Thanks for stopping by,

Be kind

Jason
@tassiedad

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25 thoughts on “Pumpkin Spice Snickerdoodles

  1. Kayla Arnold

    These are SO GOOD!!! Please make more! #KCACOLS

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    1. tassiedad

      Later this week, I will. Thanks for reading!

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  2. Petite Words

    Wow my gosh these looks amazing! Must must try! The definition of Autumn #of

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    1. tassiedad

      You’ll be addicted, trust me. Thanks for stopping by.

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  3. Angela Watling

    These look SO YUMMY! I made ‘norma’ snickerdoodles years ago from a cook book my Mum bought from the US. I really enjoyed them. I’ll have to try and find time to give this seasonal recipe a whirl. The fact they lasted under a day means they must be delicious. Thanks for sharing! #KCACOLS
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    1. tassiedad

      You’ll love them, I guarantee it.

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  4. kid can doodle

    Snickerdoodles are my favorite cookie and this variation is ACE! #KCACOLS

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    1. tassiedad

      Yeah, I love this recipe. Might whip up another batch today. Thanks for reading.

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  5. kid can doodle

    PS. Tassie is great! Have only been to Hobart area, but glad we did!
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    1. tassiedad

      Hobart isn’t even half of it! You have to come back and check out my neck of the woods, the North West coast. Just a beautiful place to visit!

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  6. The Unsung Mum

    These look lush! I love baking but i’m annoying bad at it! Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back again next Sunday

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    1. tassiedad

      Great thing about these cookies, is that they’re almost fool proof! Trust me, I’m not much of a baker either. Enjoy!

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  7. The Hippy Christian Mum

    I can’t believe it I can actually eat these! I’m dairy free and usually can’t have anything yummy at all. I have to try these! Thanks. 🙂 #KCACOLS

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    1. tassiedad

      Yay! I could hardly imagine being dairy free, it must be so difficult. These cookies, however, well and truly tick that dairy-free box. Enjoy! Let me know what you think of them. 🙂

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  8. Sarah@teamomlife

    These sound so yummy. The start of fall has definitely put me more in the baking mood. I love Snickerdoodles and will have to try these. #KCACAOLS

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    1. tassiedad

      Yes, Autumn is perfect baking weather. Unfortunately, living where I do, its Spring currently. So I just have to pretend its fall. Thanks for reading.

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  9. Kirsty - winnettes

    These look really good and so easy to make! I love a pumpkin flavoured cake.
    #KCACOLS

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    1. tassiedad

      Very easy to make. one of those recipes where the result well and truly is worth the effort!

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  10. Louise - Mummy Miller

    These look amazing, I have never had a Snickerdoodle! #KCACOLS

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    1. tassiedad

      Oh, you should! They are so good. Thanks for reading.

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  11. jen|Practical by default

    We always make these with rolo’s in the middle. I must try with pumpkin! Thanks for the idea! #KCACOLS
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    1. tassiedad

      Rolo’s you say? THAT is definitely something I’m going to have to try! Thanks for dropping by.

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  12. Madeline (This Glorious Life)

    I’ve never made snickerdoodles, but you might have just convinced me to try with this recipe, they sound really good! x #KCACOLS
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    1. tassiedad

      They are so good. I made up another batch (double the recipe) and we’ve been snacking on them for the last couple of days.

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  13. Tracey Bowden

    I’ve always wanted to try snickerdoodles these look so delicious #kcacols
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