Pumpkin Snickerdoodles

If you have been following this blog, you can now tell that when I said I am on a pumpkin kick, I was not joking!! These cookies are yet another recipe to add to the pumpkin collection and are SOOOOO tasty!! I was in charge of bringing a “sweet” to my weekly chat and craft women’s group. I wanted something sweet, but not too sweet as it was going to be at 10am and that is just a little too early to break out the chocolate…..in public, hehe!! I whipped a batch of these up which made five dozen. The women in the group loved them and all five dozen were gone by the end of it. Definitely try these cookies if you love cinnamon/sugar and pumpkin!!!


1/2 cup margarine
1/2 cup shortening
1 cup white sugar
1/2 cup light brown sugar
3/4 cup pumpkin puree
1 large egg
3 1/4 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon


1/2 cup sugar/ 1 tbsp. ground cinnamon/ 1/2 tsp ground ginger


Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Mix together margarine, shortening, both sugars, pumpkin, and egg until combined.

Add in flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon, mixing until well blended.

Place dough in fridge for 30 minutes, or freezer for 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, in a separate bowl, mix together 1/2 cup sugar, 1 tbsp cinnamon, and 1/2 tsp ground ginger.

Once dough is chilled, remove from fridge and roll into small balls.

Roll dough balls through cinnamon sugar mixture and place on a cookie sheet, about 2 inches apart.

Bake in oven  for 7-9 minutes, until light brown. *Makes about 4-5 dozen cookies!

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  1. Kristin, Adriana, and Marissa says:

    Oh no! I’m so sorry they didn’t come out good! I’m not sure why they came out like that, I actually just made them again a few weeks ago using that amount of flour 🙁
    You could try decreasing it by 1/4 cup making it 3 cups only? So bummed they didn’t turn out good, sorry 🙁

  2. Prairie says:

    The directions are terrible. I have a dough chilling with 1 c of sugar because the directions indicate to mix sugars together. Hoping for a good outcome since I’ll skip the rolling in sugar part.

  3. Prairie says:

    Just an update on my mess up with the directions. The cookies came out awesome. Not a true snicker doodle but also less messy with the cinnamon sugar mixture. Also missed the ginger since it’s not in the ingredients list. My cookies required pressing down both before and after.

  4. Kristin says:

    Hi!! I am so glad the cookies ended up coming out great! I went through the directions and cleaned them up a bit. So sorry for the confusion! I posted the recipe a long time ago and must have rushed through it by accident! Anyhow, so glad they were a hit!

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