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

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!

Try my Chocolate Mint Snickerdoodles too!  Follow Picky Palate on Instagram for daily recipe inspiration.

How To Make Snickerdoodles

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

Cream that buttah and sugar.

Dry ingredients up next!

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

Time to get rolling.

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

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

Salivating. What are you waiting for? Get baking!

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
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
9 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
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Servings: 30
Calories: 53 kcal
Author: Jenny
  • 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
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees and line a large baking sheet with parchment or a silpat liner.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
Nutrition Facts
Pumpkin Spice Snickerdoodles
Amount Per Serving
Calories 53 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 6mg2%
Sodium 31mg1%
Potassium 24mg1%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 8IU0%
Calcium 2mg0%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.