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I'm usually not a big fan of snickerdoodles, but I had a feeling the pumpkin spice would work perfectly with the buttery, cinnamon sugar cookie, and it did.

Recipe Summary

10 mins
5 mins
30 mins
15 mins
18 to 20 cookies


Original recipe yields 18 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist
Rolling Sugar:
Glaze (Optional):


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a rimmed baking sheet with a silicone mat or parchment paper.

  • Place flour, salt, baking soda, and cream of tartar in a mixing bowl. Add cinnamon, ginger, allspice, clove, and nutmeg. Whisk until thoroughly mixed, 1 or 2 minutes.

  • Place butter, sugar, and brown sugar in a separate mixing bowl. Cream together with a spatula or wooden spoon until mixture is smooth, 2 or 3 minutes. Add vanilla and egg. Stir until thoroughly combined.

  • Pour flour mixture into butter mixture. Stir until just combined or until the flour disappears.

  • Wrap bowl in plastic wrap. Chill dough in refrigerator for about 1 hour.

  • Stir cinnamon and sugar together in a shallow bowl or plate.

  • Scoop dough into 2 tablespoon balls. Roll in cinnamon-sugar mixture to coat all sides. Roll into smooth ball and place on prepared baking sheet, 3 to 4 inches apart. Flatten slightly.

  • Bake in preheated oven until browned, 10 to 12 minutes.

  • Cool on baking sheet 5 minutes; sprinkle with additional cinnamon-sugar mixture, if desired. Transfer cookies to cooling rack to cool completely.

  • If you'd like to add a bit of a shine to your cookies, you can brush them with a simple glaze. Mix confectioners' sugar with milk or lemon juice to achieve brushing consistency. Brush onto cookies. Sprinkle with more cinnamon sugar or pumpkin pie spice, if desired.

Cook's Notes:

1 1/2 cups flour, if weighed, should equal 6 1/2 ounces. If using fine salt instead of kosher, reduce to 1/4 teaspoon.

You can add a few pinches of the pumpkin spices to the rolling sugar, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

144 calories; protein 1.5g; carbohydrates 22.4g; fat 5.5g; cholesterol 24mg; sodium 94.8mg. Full Nutrition