Pumpkin Snickerdoodles

23 Mar 2015

Pumpkin Snickerdoodles

Pumpkin Snickerdoodles


I want to snickerdoodle THE WORLD!

Is snickerdoodle a verb? Because I just snickerdoodled a pumpkin cookie. What should I snickerdoodle next? There are so many options out there. The world is my oyster!



Pumpkin Snickerdoodles


I have tried whole wheat snicker doodles and vanilla bean snickerdoodles but I wanted to make something crazy!

And what is crazier than PUMPKIN in the early days of SPRING!

Yup... I am soo wakko. You know I'd be fun at parties. Hopefully I can think of something crazier than this in the next month..


Pumpkin Snickerdoodles


So the main thing that you want in a snickerdoodle (or that I want) is for your cookies to be fat. Like sink your teeth into, melt in your mouth, irresistibly plump cookies. So when I make snickerdoodle cookies, I never press them down on the baking sheet. Leaving them in ball form means that you can take a huge fluffy bite (see above picture).


Pumpkin Snickerdoodles


These snickerdoodles aren't your run of the mill regular snickerdoodles. The sugar coating for these guys also includes ground ginger along with your regular cinnamon sugar mixture. I mean, can you get any more fall than with these cookies?

You may be wondering why I am already dreaming about fall when Spring has only just begun? I would like to say that the fall flavors never die. At least not in my house they don't.


Pumpkin Snickerdoodles


Pumpkin Snickerdoodles
printable recipe

What you'll need:

Cookies:
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
For the coating:
  • 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

Directions: 
  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat together the butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Mix in the pumpkin puree, then beat in the egg and vanilla until fully incorporated.
  2. In a separate medium bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, cinnamon and nutmeg. 
  3. Slowly mix in the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients until fully incorporated. Cover and chill the dough in the refrigerator for at least an hour.
  4. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats. Mix the coating ingredients together in a small bowl. Scoop 1 tablespoon dough balls and roll into the sugar mixture.Place the dough balls onto the prepared baking sheet, about 1-2 inches apart. 
  5. Bake in the preheated oven for 12-14 minutes, or until the edges are golden. Let cool on the baking sheets about 3 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Adapted from Seeded at the Table



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24 comments:

  1. These cookies are PERFECTION! I will never pass up pumpkin even when all of the spring flavors are in blossom. Pumpkin reminds me of fall and everything that is amazing. :D

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  2. They look tender!
    I love fall..but I can wait;)

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  3. Aww they're so cute and puffy! I can almost smell how amazing your kitchen smells ;) Looks delicious!

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  4. Snickerdoodles are one of my FAVES!! Moist and delicious!

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  5. Snickerdoodle should definitely be a verb! These look and sound fantastic! I love how you're still clutching onto the pumpkin ;) These look delicious :D x

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  6. ive never been a huge snickerdoodle fan but i would if i had these because i am in love with the pumpkin you added and they look super tasty

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  7. These are so fluffy and I love the idea of pumpkin with the cinnamony snickerdoodles :)

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  8. These pumpkin snickerdoodles look so yummy! Go ahead, snickerdoodle the world!

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  9. Pumpkin in a cookie - oh yes please!

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  10. Snickerdoodles are THE BEST COOKIE so I wholeheartedly approve of your desire to snickerdoodle the world. These look great!

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  11. how exciting to see pumpkin being used in baked goods in march! i feel like it's unfairly stuck in fall goodies and fall goodies alone. i love snickerdoodles, and if snickerdoodling isn't a verb, it should be!

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  12. Oh wow!! These look so good!! I just love pumpkin things!! It's def not to be left in the fall!! Great recipe!

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  13. I vote you next snickerdoodle a nut cookie!

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  14. Snickerdoodles really are the best - I haven't made any in sooo long!

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  15. they look so perfectly made,yummy snickerdoodles with pumpkin :)

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  16. Snickerdoodles are my favorite, how smart to add pumpkin.

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  17. These are the puffiest snickerdoodles ever! I love how pillowy they look, and the addition of ginger in the coating sounds fantastic!

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  18. Yay for snickerdoodles! I love that you're using pumpkin all year round - you're speaking my language! :)

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  19. Cathleen, these cookies look so good, light and tender...like the pumpkin in it...yum!
    Have a great week :)

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  20. Snickerdoodle certainly should be a verb, if it isn't. And your goal of snickerdoodling the world is so worthy! Who doesn't want to be snickerdoodled? ;-) Fun post, super recipe. Thanks.

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  21. I love that you're keeping autumn alive--pumpkin forever! These cookies look incredibly soft and tender--yum!

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  22. These cookies are scrumptious. Yummy yummy :)

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  23. What a fantastic idea to add pumpkin to a snickerdoodle!!! Love the texture of these cookies!

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  24. They sound yummy- I love snickerdoodles! :)

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