RECIPE: Pumpkin Snickerdoodles

My oldest is a HUGE Snickerdoodle fan. He has also been begging me to make pumpkin pie. So I decided to make a few pumpkin recipes and when I came across a pumpkin Snickerdoodle recipe, I knew I had to give them a try. I didn’t alter the recipe at all (I know y’all are shocked but I actually followed a recipe)

Pumpkin Snickerdoodles
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  1. 1 cup (2 sticks) salted butter, at room temperature
  2. 1 cup granulated white sugar
  3. 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  4. 3/4 cup pure unsweetened pumpkin puree
  5. 1 large egg
  6. 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  7. 3 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  8. 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  9. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  10. 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  1. 1/2 cup granulated white sugar
  2. 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  3. 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  4. 1/2 teaspoon allspice
  1. Cream the butter until fluffy.
  2. Add sugars and pumpkin puree and beat well.
  3. Mix in egg and vanilla, scraping down sides of the bowl to incorporate all of the ingredients.
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt and ground cinnamon.
  5. Beat flour mixture into liquid mixture a little at a time just until incorporated.
  6. Cover dough with plastic and chill at least an hour, or until dough becomes fairly firm.
  7. When ready to bake, preheat oven to 350°F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper (or spray with nonstick spray). Mix rolling sugar ingredients in a small bowl.
  8. Remove cookie dough from refrigerator.
  9. Use a medium cookie scoop (1 1/2 Tablespoons) or a large spoon to scoop out dough and roll into balls.
  10. Roll the balls in the cinnamon sugar and make sure they’re coated really well.
  11. Place 2 inches apart on the prepared baking sheets.
  12. Use a glass with a nice, flat bottom to dip in sugar and flatten the balls.
  13. Bake at 350°F. for 10 to 14 minutes, or until they are slightly firm to the touch (mine were perfect at 12 minutes).
  14. Let cool on baking sheets for 5 minutes or so, then remove them to a wire rack to cool completely.
  1. *Store in an airtight container. These cookies freeze well too. Place them in freezer zip bag and remove from freezer when the craving hits.
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Pumpkin Snickerdoodles

VERDICT: My middle son didn’t like these but I have no clue why. My eldest LOVED these. They have such a light pumpkin flavor; it’s not overwhelming, so it’s just nice.

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