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 December 20, 2017 at 6:24 am #

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

    Liked by 2 people

    • anotherfoodieblogger December 20, 2017 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 December 20, 2017 at 6:35 am #

    Delicious! And pretty.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Juliette Kings December 20, 2017 at 6:37 am #

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

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Mad Dog December 20, 2017 at 6:42 am #

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

    Liked by 1 person

  5. sallybr December 20, 2017 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 December 20, 2017 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 December 20, 2017 at 6:55 am #

    Love the edition of pumpkin for a festive seasonal cookie!

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Tasty Eats Ronit Penso December 20, 2017 at 7:26 am #

    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 December 20, 2017 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 December 20, 2017 at 8:03 am #

    Congratulations on your cookies and a Merry Christmas .

    Liked by 1 person

  9. cookingwithauntjuju.com December 20, 2017 at 8:15 am #

    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.

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  10. ggstratton22 December 20, 2017 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 December 20, 2017 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 December 20, 2017 at 11:24 am #

        Will do πŸ˜ŠπŸ’š

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  11. Teagan R. Geneviene December 20, 2017 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 December 20, 2017 at 11:24 am #

    Will doπŸ˜ŠπŸ’š

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  13. Josette@thebrookcook December 20, 2017 at 11:32 am #

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

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  14. Cathryn December 20, 2017 at 11:51 am #

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

    Liked by 1 person

  15. D. Wallace Peach December 20, 2017 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!

    Liked by 1 person

    • anotherfoodieblogger December 20, 2017 at 12:09 pm #

      Merry Christmas to you and your hubby too! The pumpkin is not overwhelming at all, and I think I have found my new favorite cookie!

      Liked by 1 person

      • D. Wallace Peach December 20, 2017 at 1:00 pm #

        Tornado Boy and I will give them a try. πŸ˜€

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      • D. Wallace Peach December 23, 2017 at 2:26 pm #

        We just made them and they are delish! Tornado Boy says the recipe is “a keeper.”

        Liked by 1 person

      • anotherfoodieblogger December 24, 2017 at 6:04 am #

        Oh yay, I am so glad they worked out! It sounds like you worked off the updated recipe, my original one left out the sugars and egg, lol!

        Liked by 1 person

      • D. Wallace Peach December 26, 2017 at 4:53 pm #

        Yes. There was definitely sugar.
        We left a few out for Santa and he loved them too!

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  16. Greedyeats -Neha December 20, 2017 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 December 20, 2017 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

    • anotherfoodieblogger December 20, 2017 at 4:08 pm #

      It’s on winter break now but opening back in March. Thanks so much for stopping by!

      Like

  18. fromthefamilytable December 20, 2017 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 December 20, 2017 at 11:33 pm #

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

      Like

  19. Fourth Generation Farmgirl December 20, 2017 at 7:16 pm #

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

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  20. lynne hoareau December 21, 2017 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™‚

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  21. Karina Pinella December 21, 2017 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.

    Liked by 1 person

  22. Debbie Spivey December 21, 2017 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 December 21, 2017 at 3:47 pm #

    These sound yummy! What a combination xxx

    Liked by 1 person

  24. wilsonagaba December 21, 2017 at 5:47 pm #

    I like pumpkin!

    Liked by 1 person

  25. FrugalHausfrau December 21, 2017 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!

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  26. fravitch December 24, 2017 at 2:49 pm #

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

    Liked by 1 person

  27. Karen December 25, 2017 at 12:43 pm #

    I hope you are having a wonderful Christmas Day Kathryn.

    Liked by 1 person

  28. Greedyeats -Neha January 9, 2018 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.

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