Soft and Fluffy Pumpkin Snickerdoodles

pumpkin snickerdoodles

So I hope you aren’t sick of my pumpkin recipes yet because today I’m sharing a fall-flavored cookie! I’ve been in that vicious cycle where I buy a can of pumpkin for a recipe, but then have some left over, so obviously I need to make something else! However, it always turns out that there isn’t quite enough pumpkin left, so I need to buy another can. First world problems, right? So in my attempt to finish off our most recent pumpkin purchase, I made some snickerdoodles! Rob saw this classic cookie at the store the other day and mentioned how much he liked them, which I didn’t know. I guess we still have some things to learn about each other. The challenging part about snickerdoodles is making them stay fluffy. Cream of tartar is key for this! I’m happy to report that this batch was a success! So fluffy I’m gonna die! As Agnes from Despicable Me would say. Enjoy :)

fluffy pumpkin snickerdoodles








Pumpkin Snickerdoodles

A classic cookie with a fall twist! 


  • 6 Tbsp. unsalted butter room temperature
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin purée
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 2 tsp. cream of tartar
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • 1 Tbsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. ground nutmeg


  1. Preheat oven to 325F and line baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. In the bowl of a standing mixer, cream together the butter, pumpkin, brown sugar and 1/2 cup sugar. Add eggs one at a time and continue mixing until smooth.

  3. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, cream of tartar and salt. Gradually add to pumpkin mixture and stir just until combined.

  4. In a small bowl, stir together remaining 1/4 cup sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg.

  5. Roll a heaping tablespoon of dough into a ball and coat with the sugar mixture. Place on prepared baking sheet and repeat. Bake for 10-12 minutes, until the edges are set. Let cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes, then transfer to wire rack to cool.

P.S. Unfortunately (or fortunately?) it didn’t use up the entire can of pumpkin, so there might be even more pumpkin treats to come.

  • They look so fluffy! I’m so craving one right now – I wish I could reach into my screen and pull one out ;)

    xx Yasmin

  • This looks so yummy! You always make such delicious looking desserts that look so pretty, too! I hope you have a wonderful day, beauty!



    • Thanks, Jalisa! I’ve really been enjoying food photography lately. Hope you have a great weekend!

  • Sick of pumpkin recipes?…NEVER! These cookies look so light and fluffy…and yummy. You’ve really given me lots of great things to bake this season.

  • Yum yum yum!! This is such a good idea and I am sooo hungry right now >.<

    Also I responded to your question about bokeh on my blog, sorry it took so long!


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    • Oh awesome, no worries! I’ll go check that out now :) thanks, Gina! Looks like you guys are having an amazing trip