Pumpkin Pie Snickerdoodles

 Pumpkin Pie Snickerdoodles are a fabulous Fall twist on a classic cookie the whole family will love!

 Pumpkin Pie Snickerdoodles are a fabulous Fall twist on a classic cookie the whole family will love! | MomOnTimeout.com #pumpkin #cookies

There’s nothing quite like a Snickerdoodle.  I mean, really!  What other cookie is both fun to say and fabulous to eat??  Snickerdoodles are a great cookie to have the kiddos help with and make the perfect after-school snack.

I knew about 6 months ago that I wanted to make a Pumpkin Pie Snickerdoodle for the Fall.    I used my Totally Addicting Snickerdoodles recipe as a jumping-off point and used a few tricks to keep the Snickerdoodles as chewy and delicious as they should be.

You’ll probably look at the recipe and assume that I forgot one crucial ingredient – eggs!  But I didn’t :)  The pumpkin replaces the eggs in this recipe entirely.  I tried eliminating just one egg from my favorite Snickerdoodle recipe but the texture just wasn’t quite right.  Eliminating both eggs and upping the pumpkin content gave me both the flavor and texture I was looking for.

 Pumpkin Pie Snickerdoodles are a fabulous Fall twist on a classic cookie the whole family will love! | MomOnTimeout.com #pumpkin #cookies

It wasn’t until a few years ago that I really fell in love with Snickerdoodles but they quickly became a family favorite.  The boys, particularly Reece, LOVE Snickerdoodles and these Pumpkin Pie Snickerdoodles exceeded their high expectations.  The mellow pumpkin flavor is nicely accented with pumpkin pie spice.   Instead of rolling the cookies in just sugar and cinnamon, I added some pumpkin pie spice to both the sugar-cinnamon mixture as well as to the cookie itself.  I love that punch of spice in these cookies!

 Pumpkin Pie Snickerdoodles are a fabulous Fall twist on a classic cookie the whole family will love! | MomOnTimeout.com #pumpkin #cookies

On another note – I just used my last can of pumpkin!  I can’t believe how quickly I am going through it all!  I hope you guys aren’t tired of pumpkin recipes yet because I’ve got some more coming your way soon :)

Pumpkin Pie Snickerdoodles
Serves: 3 dozen cookies
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • ½ cup butter-flavored shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ¾ cup pure pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling)make your own!
  • 1 Tbls vanilla
  • 2¾ cups flour
  • 1½ tsp cream of tartar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • ¼ tsp salt
Sugar Mixture to Roll In
  • 4 Tbls sugar
  • 3 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  1. Cream the butter, shortening and sugar together.
  2. Add the pumpkin and vanilla and mix until thoroughly combined.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, baking powder, pumpkin pie spice and salt.
  4. Gradually add flour mixture to creamed mixture, stirring until well combined. Refrigerate dough for at least 30 minutes.
  5. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  6. Combine sugar, pumpkin pie spice and cinnamon in a small bowl.
  7. Remove dough and form into small, 1-inch balls.
  8. Roll balls in sugar mixture and place on parchment-lined cookie sheet.
  9. Bake for 8 minutes.
  10. Remove and let cool on sheet for two minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.

More pumpkin recipes:


Pumpkin Ginger Bars with Maple Glaze


Pumpkin Butterscotch Fudge


Pumpkin Walnut Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

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  1. Trish, these look so good.
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  2. They look awesome and I am glad to see a non pudding mix cookie. Nothing wrong with those! But it’s nice to be able to have a recipe to recreate the flavors minus any mixes (when those go out of season!). And that they’re almost vegan no less – amazing! Pinned!

  3. These look amazing, Trish! I’m pinning these — I need to make them soon!
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  4. These cookies. They look super soft and pumpkin. I bet they taste like fall!
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  5. I love pumpkin snickerdoodles Trish and yours look absolutely perfect!
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  6. Pinned! Love this recipe, Trish! Can’t wait to make them!

  7. Love this! I was just thinking that I haven’t had a snickerdoodle in forever and need to make some. Pumpkin pie snickerdoodles would be even better! Thanks for sharing, Trish!
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  8. these just gave me an exciting idea :) I NEVER would have thought to leave out the egg. GENIUS Trish
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  9. I love snickerdoodles and this pumpkin variety looks so incredibly puffy, soft and delicious!
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  10. It’s a wonder that you’ve been able to get through ALL of these magnificent pumpkin recipes…and I haven’t even started my series yet. Yikes! I guess it might be the fact that it still feels like summer here–although we had the first spell of cold nights hit tonight, so fingers crossed that I get to run to the store tomorrow for a can ;) these look really delightful. I’d be glad to dive into the pumpkin season with these!
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  11. I just have to say, I’ve tried quite a few of your recipes now and I love how I can always trust the awesomeness that will result! I have had trouble many times with overly cakey pumpkin cookies and found that subbing pumpkin for eggs completely is a great way to go. That being said, I cannot wait to try these little sweet treats–absolutely wonderful collision of two favorite fall items!
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  12. These are awesome girl!!!
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  13. Not a huge fan of shortening, would using all butter hurt the texture? Also, no “butter flavored” on hand…if I had to use shortening would regular effect outcome? Thanks!

  14. Hehe…you’re right, snickerdoodle is a fun word to say. :) These cookies look so yummy. Soft and chewy are my favorite. :)
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  15. Just says 3/4 pumpkin. Is that 3/4 cup or 3/4 can of pumpkin? Am making them right now. And am going with 3/4cup. Hope that is correct. Thanks . Can’t wait for the dough to be chilled nd ready to bake!

  16. OK, I’m glad I read the comment about the shortening changing the texture. I ran out, so I’ll wait to make these till I can go to the store in the morning for some more. Stoked to make these for a fall party this weekend. thanks for the recipe, I found a few others that were similar but all sound too cake-y… This sounds just right =]

    • Great recipe. just finished a big batch, wow, it made a lot of cookies! I used a bit extra cinnamon in the cookie dough because I love cinnamon, and had to increase the bake time to 10 min, but probably due to me using a cookie sheet liner instead of parchment paper. After only 30 min in the fridge the dough wasn’t holding shape any more than it was just after being mixed. Next time I think I’ll up it to an hour to make things easier. The sugar coating mix was exactly the right amount though! I’m a bit worried they’ll fall apart during transport, but I’m positive everyone will love them, whole or not, they are so light and have a great texture, definitely not cake-y at all!

    • Yep :) It really does. Shortening is a necessary evil for awesome snickerdoodles ;) Have a great weekend Kara!

  17. Trish, I think I need to drive two hours up north to visit you! You can make yummy treats like these cookie and we can chat about blogging! p.s. totally going to try these soon, thanks for the recipe! :)
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  18. YUM!!! I love snickerdoodles and I think with pumpkin they would be even more delicious!
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  19. The SPICE is one of my favorite things about Snickerdoodles, so I bet the addition of the Pumpkin Pie Spice these are out of this world!
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  20. How do these freeze? My dough is in the fridge right now! I want to eat some today and freeze half of the baked cookies to save for later.

  21. These were soooo good!!! I made them for Christmas Day which is 3 days away. They will not make it until then. We can’t stop eating them.

  22. I just made these and wanted to give my review. We love pumpkin year round in our family, so pumpkin snickerdoodles in July is pretty normal for us. Now, I am firmly in the Crisco for texture camp when it comes to snickerdoodles. And, normally, reviewing a recipe after changing ingredients is a huge pet peeve of mine, so please forgive me. As I started adding ingredients to the mixer, I realized that my shortening was expired (okay, really, REALLY expired!). So, I subbed coconut oil. Gasp! I am sure it changed the flavor a little as it does have a coconutty flavor, but it worked perfectly! The texture is just right, and I feel a lot better about feeding my family coconut oil than Crisco (probably the reason it was so expired). I thought I would share for those who don’t want to use Crisco. These will become a staple in our house. Thank you for the great recipe.

  23. I made these late tonight and just to tell you how good they are… About 12 were on the first batch and I split them with my mom. Gone in 60 seconds

  24. Can you use all butter and omit the shortening?

  25. I made these for thanksgiving and the family loves them! My hubby even said he wants me to make a batch for his next office party. Thanks!

  26. Thanks for sharing these snickerdoodles! As an avid pumpkin lover I had to try them right away. I reviewed my experience with them here: http://www.anneopinion.com/?recipe=pumpkin-pie-snickerdoodles
    Hope you can check it out!

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