Pumpkin Spice Snickerdoodles


Light, airy, and sweet spice cookies. I developed this recipe as a way to enjoy the rest of the can of pumpkin. Store in an airtight container.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
8 mins
Additional Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
48 mins
5 dozen


  • 1 ½ cups white sugar

  • 1 cup shortening

  • ½ cup pumpkin puree

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 ½ cups whole wheat flour

  • 1 tablespoon cream of tartar

  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking soda

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger

  • ¼ teaspoon ground allspice

  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves

  • ¼ cup white sugar, or as needed


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Line baking sheets with parchment paper.

  2. Combine 1 1/2 cup sugar and shortening in a large bowl; beat with an electric mixer until creamy. Beat in pumpkin puree and eggs.

  3. Mix all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, allspice, and cloves together in a bowl. Fold into shortening mixture until a sticky dough forms.

  4. Place 1/4 cup sugar in a shallow bowl. Shape spoonfuls of dough into small balls. Roll in sugar and place 2 inches apart on baking sheets.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until lightly browned, about 8 minutes. Transfer to wire racks to cool completely, about 20 minutes.

Cook's Note:

Roll cookies in cinnamon sugar instead of white sugar if preferred.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

78 Calories
4g Fat
11g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 60
Calories 78
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 6mg 2%
Sodium 39mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 4mg 0%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 47mg 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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