Pumpkin Snickerdoodles


Try this easy recipe for pumpkin snickerdoodles that will melt in your mouth. They're also good when baked as bar cookies and topped with cream cheese frosting.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs 5 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 45 mins
24 cookies



  • 3 ¾ cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder

  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground cinnamon

  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • 1 cup shortening

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • ½ cup light brown sugar

  • ¾ cup pumpkin puree

  • 1 large egg

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Spice Topping:

  • ½ cup white sugar

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ¼ teaspoon allspice


  1. Make the cookies: Whisk flour, baking powder, cinnamon, cream of tartar, salt, and nutmeg together in a bowl.

  2. Beat shortening and both sugars together in a bowl with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Stir in pumpkin purée, then beat in eggs and vanilla. Gradually stir in flour mixture until just combined. Cover and refrigerate until chilled, at least 1 hour.

  3. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.

  4. Make the topping: Whisk sugar, cinnamon, and allspice together in a small bowl.

  5. Remove dough from the refrigerator and roll into 1-inch balls. Roll balls in topping and place 2 inches apart on the prepared baking sheets. Flatten each ball slightly with a flat-bottomed glass.

  6. Bake in the preheated oven until golden and set, 12 to 13 minutes. Cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

220 Calories
9g Fat
33g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 220
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 2g 12%
Cholesterol 8mg 3%
Sodium 151mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 33g 12%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 17g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 0mg 2%
Calcium 30mg 2%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 68mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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