Pumpkin Spice Snickerdoodles

Sharing a favorite snickerdoodle recipe today! These Pumpkin Spice Snickerdoodles are a new favorite in our house! Buttery Crisp and soft centers make for a perfect Fall inspired cookie.

snickerdoodle recipe

Snickerdoodle Recipe

I literally can’t wait for you to whip up this snickerdoodle recipe! Not even kidding they lasted maybe 5 minutes out of the oven before they mysteriously disappeared. Ha! The pumpkin pie spice sugary coating makes for a Fall fabulous cookie treat! Hope you enjoy!

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How To Make Snickerdoodles

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Here’s your line up of ingredients. Nice and simple!

snickerdoodle recipe

Cream that buttah and sugar.

Pumpkin Spice Snickerdoodles

Dry ingredients up next!

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Cream of tartar then a little vanilla pudding mix gives these cookies AWESOME texture. Obsessed.

snickerdoodle recipe

Time to get rolling.

snickerdoodle recipe

Mix some granulated sugar and pumpkin pie spice for the dough.

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Coat each little cookie dough ball in the sugar mixture and it’s time to bake.

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Salivating. What are you waiting for? Get baking!

snickerdoodle recipe

Tips For Making The Best Cookies

  1. Don’t alter the recipe, use all ingredients as listed.
  2. For a more firm cookie, refrigerate your cookie dough for 24 hours before baking.
  3. Always use butter, not margarine.  ALWAYS.  I prefer salted butter for my chocolate chip cookies.  Try it!
  4. Do not ever grease your cookie sheets.  Will make cookies spread and change texture.
  5. Don’t skip creaming your butter and sugars for a good 2 minutes.  Helps create a fluffy, chewy cookie.
  6. Don’t overtake your cookies.  Cookies will continue to cook on hot cookie sheet when removed from oven.
  7. Let cookies cool completely before storing in containers. This will keep their crispness
  8. Store leftover cookies in an airtight container for 3 days room temperature.
Pumpkin Spice Snickerdoodles

Pumpkin Spice Snickerdoodles

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 9 minutes
Servings: 30
Calories: 53kcal
Author: Jenny
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  • 1 stick unsalted butter softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons instant vanilla Jello Pudding Mix about 1/2 of 3.4 oz box
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees and line a large baking sheet with parchment or a silpat liner.
  • Cream butter and sugar in stand mixer for 1 minute then add egg and vanilla beating until combined. Add flour, pudding mix, cream of tartar and salt, mixing on low until combined.
  • Place sugar and pumpkin pie spice into a medium bowl, stirring to combine. Roll cookie dough into 1 inch balls, roll in pumpkin pie sugar mix then place 1 inch apart on prepared baking sheet. Bake for 10 minutes. Remove and let cool for 5 minutes before transferring.


Calories: 53kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 31mg | Potassium: 24mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 8IU | Calcium: 2mg | Iron: 1mg
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23 Responses
  1. Graciela

    My family every time say that I am killing my
    time here at net, except I know I am getting knowledge every day
    by reading such pleasant content.

  2. Megan

    Just finished baking two batches of these. They are so delicious! It was hard to stop eating them. I’m sure they’ll be a big hit at work tomorrow (if they don’t disappear overnight). 😉 Thanks for the recipe!

  3. Laura @ Laura's Culinary Adventures

    Yum! This pumpkin spice, sugar mixture should be sprinkled on everything!

  4. Julie @ Table for Two

    I already love snickerdoodles so these pumpkin spice ones are even more perfect!

  5. Cookin Canuck

    Snickerdoodles are some of my favorite cookies and you just took them to a whole new level of crave-ability!

  6. My Inner Chick

    One of my all time faves.
    I adore the spices in this cookie! PURRFECT. xx

  7. Rachel J

    Ah you’re a cookie genius Jenny! I couldn’t figure out how these cookies were going to be that much different than your standard snickerdoodles (I mean I KNEW they’d be delish!) , but the cream of tarter AND the instant pudding mix combo sounds divine! Can’t wait to try!

  8. Averie @ Averie Cooks

    Snickerdoodles + pumpkin = totally irresistible! Pinned, Jenny! Have a great week!

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