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Pumpkin Snickerdoodles

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These melt-in-your-mouth pumpkin snickerdoodles are everything the classic cinnamon cookie should be, with a bonus dose of spiced pumpkin flavor.

Three pumpkin snickerdoodle cookies on a plate

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Baked pumpkin snickerdoodle cookies on a Dixie Crystals baking mat

Chocolate chip cookies will always be my number one favorite cookie. However, many cookies come in at number two, and now, these pumpkin snickerdoodles are one of them.

They are everything you expect a great snickerdoodle to be: slightly crisp at the edges, soft in the middle, and they practically melt in your mouth.

Cinnamon is often paired with pumpkin, so it's no big surprise that pumpkin is a great flavor variation for these snickerdoodle cookies.

A stack of pumpkin snickerdoodles on a blue plate

The dough is not much different than any other drop cookie. Cream butter and sugar, add eggs, add dry ingredients, scoop and bake. These cookies (whether pumpkin-flavored or not) go for a quick roll in some cinnamon sugar prior to baking. It's what makes the edges taste slightly more crisp than the middles.

It's the cream of tartar that gives snickerdoodles its signature "tang," and its chewy texture. So don't skip on this ingredient! But do feel free to adjust the levels of the spices to suit your taste. As written, they have a pronounced flavor in the cookies.

These are super soft cookies, so they don't really travel well unless placed on a stiff surface, with something stiff between the layers. They're not the best choice for shipping cookies.

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Enjoy these #PumpkinWeek recipes from our bloggers:

Pumpkin Drinks:
Pumpkin Latte from Everyday Eileen
Pumpkin Pie Spice Latte from Cheese Curd In Paradise

Pumpkin Breakfasts & Baked Goods:
Cinnamon Pumpkin Fritter from The Beard and The Baker
Pumpkin French Toast from Jen Around the World
Pumpkin Pie Baked Oatmeal Cups from Palatable Pastime

Savory Pumpkin Recipes:
Pumpkin Biscuits with Sausage Gravy from Love & Confections
Pumpkin Spice Pretzels from Jen Around the World

Pumpkin Desserts:
Double Chocolate Pumpkin Cupcakes from Daily Dish Recipes
Easy Pumpkin Turnovers from A Kitchen Hoor's Adventures
Pumpkin Cheesecake Truffles from Sweet Beginnings
Pumpkin Mini Skillet Cookie from Caroline's Cooking
Pumpkin Peanut Butter Pie with Chocolate Crust from The Spiffy Cookie
Pumpkin Pie Bars from Everyday Eileen
Pumpkin Pie Chai Tea Latte Cupcakes from Strawberry Blondie Kitchen
Pumpkin Snickerdoodles from The Redhead Baker
Pumpkin Spice Cupcake with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting from Everyday Eileen
Pumpkin Spice Fault Line Cake from Love & Confections