I loooove snickerdoodles. I mean, I really love snickerdoodles. They’re probably my favorite Christmas cookie ever so y’all know that as soon as I saw a pumpkin version, I had to give it a go.
There’s nothing I didn’t love about this cookie. It was soft on the inside with just a slight pumpkin flavor and then crispy on the outside from the cinnamon sugar mixture. Perfection, I tell you. Perfection.
I do suggest you double the recipe because these will go fast!
For the cookies:
- 1 cup 2 sticks salted butter, at room temperature
- 1 cup granulated white sugar
- ½ cup light brown sugar
- ¾ cup pumpkin puree
- 1 large egg
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 3 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
- 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
For the cinnamon sugar:
- ½ cup granulated white sugar
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- In a large bowl, use an electric mixer to cream the butter until fluffy. Add sugars and pumpkin puree and beat well. Mix in egg and vanilla, scraping down sides of the bowl to incorporate all of the ingredients.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt and ground cinnamon. Beat flour mixture into liquid mixture a little at a time just until incorporated.
- Cover dough with plastic and chill at least an hour, or until dough becomes slightly firm.
- When ready to bake, preheat oven to 350Â°F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper (or spray with nonstick spray). Mix rolling sugar ingredients in a small bowl.
- Remove cookie dough from refrigerator. Use a medium cookie scoop (1 ½ Tablespoons) or a large spoon to scoop out dough and roll into balls. Use your hands to roll the balls in the cinnamon sugar and make sure they’re coated really well. Place 2 inches apart on the prepared baking sheets. Use a glass with a nice, flat bottom to dip in sugar and flatten the balls.
- Bake for 10 to 14 minutes, or until they are slightly firm to the touch. Let cool on baking sheets for 5 minutes or so, then remove them to a wire rack to cool completely.