Pumpkin Snickerdoodles

20 Dec
Pumpkin Snickerdoodles

Pumpkin Snickerdoodles

I made cookies!! Yes indeed, I really did. Most of you who know me are aware that me and flour and baking don’t really get along so well. And they actually came out pretty spectacular if I don’t say so myself. (Oh but my family told me too, along with my book club members at our cookie exchange, and the kind folks at my seasonal post office job!)

I first tried this recipe back in November, but the cookies didn’t come out so great texture- and shape-wise because of my high altitude. So I did a bunch of research, prepared a double batch, and set to experiment on cookie dough shape, oven temps, and timing.

The original recipe comes from my foodie friend Jodi over at The Creative Life In Between. I’ll share her original instructions, along with my high-altitude adjustments for those of you who share similar climes.

If you are a lover of snickerdoodles and are always first in line for pumpkin pie, this is a perfect marriage of flavors. I hope you enjoy these as much as we have!

Pumpkin Snickerdoodles

1 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar, packed
1 large egg yolk
2 tsp vanilla extract
3/4 cup canned pumpkin (not pumpkin pie mix)
3 1/2 tsp cornstarch
1 tsp cream of tartar
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
3 1/4 cups flour
For rolling: 1/4 cup sugar + 2 tsp ground cinnamon, combined

Cream together butter and sugars with electric mixer. Add egg yolk, vanilla and pumpkin, and combine.

Add next 8 ingredients, followed by the flour, and mix until combined.

Refrigerate dough for at least 1 hour.

Pumpkin Snickdoodle

Pumpkin Snickdoodle

Normal cooking directions:

When ready to bake, preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Roll and shape dough into golf ball sized balls. Roll balls in sugar-cinnamon mixture. Place on baking stone or sheet and bake approximately 12 minutes until tops begin to crack. Remove from oven and allow to cool on baking stone/sheet for an additional 10 minutes. Transfer to wire rack to cool completely.

High-altitude cooking directions:

When ready to bake, preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

Roll and shape dough into golf ball sized balls. Place on baking stone or sheet and flatten the cookie with the palm of your hand to an even thickness of aboutΒ 1/4 inch. Gently press into cinnamon sugar on both sides and place back onto the cookie sheet. Bake approximately 8 to 9 minutes until tops begin to crack. Remove from oven and allow to cool on baking stone/sheet for an additional 10 minutes. Transfer to wire rack to cool completely.

P.S. Happy Yule Y’all!! πŸ˜€

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62 Responses to “Pumpkin Snickerdoodles”

  1. Jodi at 6:24 am #

    Hooray for adjusting for your high altitude and your cookie success! I’m soooooo thrilled!!!!!

    Liked by 2 people

    • anotherfoodieblogger at 6:26 am #

      Thank you Jodi! The double batch gave me plenty of ammo to experiment with, lol. And thank YOU for the recipe! A friend gifted me a batch of buttered pecans, I am halfway there to making the butter pecan cookies now, but we have to finish our other cookies first, ha!

      Liked by 1 person

  2. chef mimi at 6:35 am #

    Delicious! And pretty.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Juliette Kings at 6:37 am #

    Reblogged this on West Coast Review and commented:
    These look absolutely wonderful!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Mad Dog at 6:42 am #

    Merry Christmas Kathryn! I don’t think I’ve ever eaten pumpkin cookies.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. sallybr at 6:50 am #

    OMG! Two of my favorite things, snickerdoodle cookies, and pumpkin… together, married in total bliss…..

    I would inhale a bunch and not even feel guilty… well, maybe a little bit?

    Liked by 1 person

    • anotherfoodieblogger at 6:51 am #

      I know, right?? No guilt whatsoever, nope, none. πŸ˜€ Now stop making those gorgeous macarons for a spell and whip up a batch of these!

      Liked by 1 person

  6. Michelle Williams at 6:55 am #

    Love the edition of pumpkin for a festive seasonal cookie!

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Tasty looking cookies. Congrats on your baking success! πŸ™‚
    I would never think that the difference in temperature is so big when baking in high altitudes! Good to know!

    Liked by 1 person

    • anotherfoodieblogger at 10:44 am #

      Well it certainly was for these cookies! But since I rarely bake cookies I wouldn’t know if that is the norm. Thanks Ronit!

      Liked by 1 person

  8. Gerlinde at 8:03 am #

    Congratulations on your cookies and a Merry Christmas .

    Liked by 1 person

  9. I love snickerdoodles and so does my family. I have made a few versions but not pumpkin! Thanks for the recipe and I will add it to my holiday cookie list.

    Liked by 1 person

  10. ggstratton22 at 8:34 am #

    Hello. How are you friend. It made me happy to see a familiar face on WP this morning. :)Those cookies look AWESOME. Its been a long time since I have posted. Actually, in the last week I decided to start fresh with a new blog since I really don’t have the time to cook like I used to (been busy with school and helping with my Dads books). Happy Holidays To Ya From Texas. πŸ™‚

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    • anotherfoodieblogger at 10:47 am #

      Well hello Gina, what a welcome surprise! You will have to send me a comment on my blog at some point when you start the new one so I can find you. Merry Christmas Y’all from Oregon! πŸ™‚

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      • ggstratton22 at 11:24 am #

        Will do πŸ˜ŠπŸ’š

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  11. Teagan R. Geneviene at 9:36 am #

    Kathryn, I think I can smell that Christmasy aroma all the way over here. πŸ˜€ They’re gorgeous. Kudos! Merry Christmas hugs!

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  12. ggstratton22 at 11:24 am #

    Will doπŸ˜ŠπŸ’š

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  13. Josette@thebrookcook at 11:32 am #

    These do sound great! The texture looks incredible too. πŸ™‚ Merry Christmas!!

    Liked by 1 person

  14. Cathryn at 11:51 am #

    I like the mashup of pumpkin and snickerdoodle cookies, Yum.

    Liked by 1 person

  15. D. Wallace Peach at 12:00 pm #

    Yum. What a great idea. I’ve made snickerdoodles for years, but would never have thought to add pumpkin, which I like. Thanks for the recipe, Kathryn, and Merry Christmas!

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  16. Greedyeats -Neha at 1:06 pm #

    Hey..I adore pumpkin in my desserts. And you said pumpkin with snicker doodles? Can’t get better than this. Please send me some.They look lovely Also check out my new website https://greedyeats.com/ if you get a chance. πŸ™‚

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  17. NoPlateLikeHome.com at 3:39 pm #

    These look and sound great. I’m sure they taste it too.
    How is your food truck business going?
    Happy holidays!

    Liked by 1 person

  18. fromthefamilytable at 4:25 pm #

    Snickerdoodles! Pumpkin! What a great combination, and your close-up image looks like it came from a food magazine article about cookies. Have a Merry Christmas.

    Liked by 1 person

    • anotherfoodieblogger at 11:33 pm #

      That’s such a very nice comment from you Darryl, thank you! Merry Christmas to you and the gang!


  19. Kathryn, these cookies sound so wonderful! What a great combination!

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  20. lynne hoareau at 2:08 am #

    Well done Kathryn….I always say it is easy to cook, but to bake is an art….
    These really do sound different with the pumpkin, such a nice touch. Merry Christmas to you and your family and all the best for the New Year ! πŸ™‚

    Liked by 1 person

  21. Karina Pinella at 6:52 am #

    Interesting recipe. I don’t see too many pumpkin cookies. I’m not a big bakery myself, but with holiday gathering and all, I baked vanilla butter cookies and Tuscan lemon muffins. I’m relieved to report they were given a good reception and were consumed fairly quickly.

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  22. Debbie Spivey at 7:05 am #

    Look at you!!!! You sound like me, I don’t get along with baking either…lol!

    Liked by 1 person

  23. Lynz Real Cooking at 3:47 pm #

    These sound yummy! What a combination xxx

    Liked by 1 person

  24. wilsonagaba at 5:47 pm #

    I like pumpkin!

    Liked by 1 person

  25. FrugalHausfrau at 6:43 pm #

    I used to live in the Colorado Rockies and baking at higher altitudes can really be a challenge! These look gorgeous. I’ve only ever had plain old snickerdoodles, but I love them so I know I’d love these!

    Liked by 1 person

  26. fravitch at 2:49 pm #

    Happy Holidays and Happy New Year to you and your family!!! πŸ™‚

    Liked by 1 person

  27. Karen at 12:43 pm #

    I hope you are having a wonderful Christmas Day Kathryn.

    Liked by 1 person

  28. Greedyeats -Neha at 5:55 pm #

    I simply adore pumpkin in my baked goods. Lovely cookies. I need to try this soon. Never added pumpkin to my snickerdoodles. It’s high time now. Thanks for sharing these.

    Liked by 1 person

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