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Pumpkin Snickerdoodles Recipe – Sally’s Baking Dependancy

These pumpkin snickerdoodles are the whole lot you like about snickerdoodles and pumpkin pie in a single. I really like the candy taste and creamy texture that the white chocolate chips add, however be at liberty to depart them out. Tailored from my pumpkin chocolate chip cookies, this cookie dough comes collectively with out an egg and the cookies have a splendidly chewy texture.

I initially printed this recipe in 2014. Have you ever ever tried them earlier than?

stack of pumpkin snickerdoodles on black cooling rack.

If the top of summer season has a silver lining, it’s that September marks the beginning of the Fall Baking Season. And when the climate begins to chill down, I all the time take pleasure in baking a batch of seasonal cookies. We’ve loads of recipes to select from and I’ve much more in my cookie cookbook!

My brown butter pumpkin oatmeal cookies are one in every of my favorites as a result of they’re made with extremely flavorful brown butter. (An over-the-top cookie, attempt them ASAP!) Then there’s my common pumpkin cookies, that are much like cakey muffin tops. They’re undoubtedly scrumptious, however generally you crave a pumpkin cookie that has the identical dense & chewy texture as an everyday chocolate chip cookie. That’s the place my beloved chewy pumpkin chocolate chip cookies are available. Right now’s pumpkin snickerdoodles are a variation of that recipe. So good and all the time a success!

pumpkin snickerdoodles with white chocolate chips

These Pumpkin Snickerdoodles Are:

My finest recommendation: make a double batch as a result of these disappear rapidly.

Earlier than You Start, Blot The Pumpkin

That is really non-compulsory, however I discover it remarkably helpful after I make brown butter pumpkin oatmeal cookies and delicate pumpkin cookies.

Pumpkin is roughly 90% water by mass, which isn’t actually helpful in a chewy cookie recipe. (Give it some thought—there isn’t often liquid in a chocolate chip cookie recipe, is there?) Utilizing a paper towel, blot out among the pumpkin’s moisture so all that’s left is the flavour:

blotted pumpkin with a paper towel in a glass bowl

Right here Are All of My Success Suggestions

  1. Skip the egg: What’s the function of eggs in a cookie recipe? They bind elements collectively, tenderize the feel, and depart behind moisture. After some experimenting, I minimize out the egg fully as a result of pumpkin can substitute it. In case you’re in want of different egg-free cookie recipes, take a look at my shortbread recipe.
  2. Use each baking powder AND baking soda: To make sure these pumpkin snickerdoodles rise and maintain their form, use each and ensure they’re contemporary. I substitute them each 3 months as a result of I discover they lose their power not for much longer after that.
  3. Add loads of spice: You should utilize store-bought or do-it-yourself pumpkin pie spice, plus further cinnamon within the dough and extra for the coating.
  4. Barely flatten the balls earlier than baking: The cookies gained’t unfold except you give them a head-start. Barely flatten the balls of dough earlier than baking, as pictured under.
  5. Chill the cookie dough: Chilling the cookie dough helps assure the cookies don’t overspread. The dough solely wants a fast half-hour within the fridge earlier than shaping and baking. Fairly fast!
  6. Give it Time: Let the pumpkin snickerdoodles cool on a cooling rack for awhile. Like all cookie, they’re tasty heat from the oven, however I discover their chewiness and taste amplify over time. Generally I even depart them uncovered on the cooling rack in a single day. The following day, they’re chewier and extra flavorful. (Now the true take a look at is in case you can wait that lengthy to dig in!)

These Step Pictures Will Assist:

Whilst you can depart them out if desired, the white chocolate chips add texture and a deliciously candy and creamy taste. I really like them each methods. Right here is the cookie dough plain and once more with the white chocolate chips blended in.

plain pumpkin cookie dough in bowl and shown again with white chocolate chips.

After half-hour of chilling, the cookie dough is a bit more strong and durable and that’s as a result of there’s butter within the dough. (Butter solidifies when it’s chilly.) Use a medium cookie scoop to form every ball of dough. You want 1.5 Tablespoons of dough per cookie:

pumpkin cookie dough in bowl and in cookie scoop.

Roll the dough balls in a cinnamon-sugar combination, after which organize on a lined baking sheet. Barely flatten the cookie dough balls with the underside of a spoon or cup:

pumpkin cookie dough rolled in cinnamon sugar and arranged on cookie sheet.
pumpkin cookie dough shaped into flat balls on lined cookie sheet.
pumpkin snickerdoodles with cinnamon sugar topping on baking sheet.

Plain or White Chocolate Pumpkin Snickerdoodles

Contemplating the flavour, texture, and ease of this recipe—these pumpkin snickerdoodles are nothing in need of a dream! Many readers bake them with white chocolate chips, however I really like them plain. You may even swap the white chocolate chips for cinnamon chip morsels, a product by Hershey’s which you can often discover across the holidays.

PS: Since this recipe makes use of solely 6 Tbsp of pumpkin puree, you will have extras to make use of up. Listed here are recipes that use leftover pumpkin. Take pleasure in!

pumpkin snickerdoodles with white chocolate chips

Extra Fall Baking Recipes


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These delicate & chewy snickerdoodle cookies are filled with pumpkin, white chocolate, and cinnamon sugar. Warning: they disappear rapidly, so make a double batch!

  1. Whisk the melted butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar collectively in a medium bowl till no brown sugar lumps stay. Whisk within the vanilla and blotted pumpkin till clean. Put aside.
  2. Whisk the flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and pumpkin pie spice collectively in a big bowl. Pour the moist elements into the dry elements and blend along with a big spoon or rubber spatula. The dough might be very delicate. Fold in 1/2 cup white chocolate chips, if utilizing. The chips could not keep on with the dough due to the melted butter, however do your finest to mix.
  3. Cowl the dough and chill for half-hour or as much as 3 days. Chilling the dough is crucial for this recipe.
  4. Take away dough from the fridge. Preheat oven to 350°F (177°C). Line two giant baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.
  5. Form & coat the cookie dough balls: Scoop the dough, about 1.5 Tablespoons of dough per cookie, and roll every into balls. Combine the coating elements collectively, after which roll every cookie dough ball generously within the cinnamon sugar coating. Organize cookie dough balls 3 inches aside on the ready baking sheets. Utilizing the again of a spoon or the underside of a cup/measuring cup, barely flatten the tops of the dough balls. (With out doing so, the cookies could not unfold.)
  6. Bake for 11-12 minutes or till the perimeters seem set. The cookies will look very delicate within the heart. Take away from the oven. In case you discover that your cookies didn’t unfold a lot in any respect, flatten them out with the again of a spoon once you take them out of the oven. If desired, press a number of white chocolate chips into the tops of the nice and cozy cookies. That is just for appears.
  7. Cool cookies on the baking sheets for at the least 10 minutes earlier than transferring to a wire rack to chill fully. The longer the cookies cool, the even higher they style! The flavour will get stronger and the feel turns into chewier. I often allow them to sit, uncovered, for a number of hours earlier than serving. Chewiness and pumpkin taste are even stronger on day 2.
  8. Cookies keep contemporary coated at room temperature for as much as 1 week.


  1. Make Forward & Freezing Directions: You may make the cookie dough and chill it within the fridge for as much as 3 days. Permit to come back to room temperature, then proceed with step 4. Baked cookies freeze effectively as much as 3 months. You can too freeze the cookie dough balls for as much as 3 months earlier than baking. It’s finest to freeze them with out the cinnamon sugar coating. If you find yourself able to bake, take away the dough balls from the freezer, let sit for half-hour, preheat the oven, after which roll into the cinnamon sugar topping. Listed here are my suggestions for tips on how to freeze cookie dough.
  2. Pumpkin: Squeeze as a lot of the moisture out of the pumpkin puree as you may earlier than including it to the cookie dough. I merely squeeze the puree with paper towels. See photograph within the submit for a visible. This may assist produce a much less cakey cookie. Much less moisture is an efficient factor right here! Measure 6 Tablespoons AFTER the pumpkin has been squeezed/blotted. Don’t use pumpkin pie filling.
  3. Pumpkin Pie Spice: You could find pumpkin pie spice within the baking aisle of most grocery shops or make your personal do-it-yourself pumpkin pie spice. In case you don’t have both and wish to use particular person spices, use 1/4 teaspoon every: floor ginger, floor nutmeg, floor cloves, and floor allspice. That is along with the 1 and 1/2 teaspoons of cinnamon—you’ll nonetheless add that.
  4. Chilled Dough: In case you are chilling the pumpkin cookie dough for longer than half-hour, the cookie dough will probably have to sit down on the counter at room temperature for at the least quarter-hour earlier than scooping/rolling as a result of it will likely be fairly chilly and strong. The period of time it wants to sit down at room temperature relies on how lengthy the dough has chilled. If I chill my cookie dough for round 24 hours, I let it sit at room temperature for about half-hour.
  5. Larger Batch: Cookie recipe can simply be doubled by doubling every ingredient. Chill the cookie dough for 45 minutes.
  6. White Chocolate Chips: Be at liberty to depart these out or substitute with chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, or cinnamon chip morsels.
  7. Make sure to take a look at my high 5 cookie baking suggestions AND these are my 10 must-have cookie baking instruments.

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