Soft and Chewy Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Cookies

Soft and Chewy Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Cookies

 

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Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Cookies – Sweet, nutty pumpkin paired with cinnamon, cloves, ginger, nutmeg and allspice. Chewy, moist cookies with a sweet sugar coating. This is the pinnacle of Fall and Winter comfort food. Combining it with a delicious cup of Orange Hot Chocolate and you’ll wish Fall would never end.

 

This is a re-do of the Pumpkin Snickerdoodles I did last year. They are exactly the same, only that this time I made each cookie a tiny bit smaller, which was much better – for me at least. They have more texture throughout the cookie, so making 35-38 cookies rather than 25 of the same batter is advised. But I must say, making them bigger is delicious too! Just more chew and less crunchy top.

 

Soft and Chewy Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Cookies

Two Cookies Into One

 

Butternut has this sweet, nutty taste like a regular pumpkin. And this is why it works so great with spices such as cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, allspice and ginger. No wonder they call exactly this mix of spices for pumpkin pie spice.

 

Aand let’s talk about snickerdoodles. A simple cookie rolled in cinnamon and sugar. The term might not be widely known in other countries except Canada and the United States, but cinnamon and sugar is a winning combination everywhere. There is absolutely no reason that these two cookies shouldn’t mix well.

 

Soft and Chewy Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Cookies

 

These cookies might be the pinnacle of comfort food. To me, comfort food is all about rich flavors that go well with the cooler weather and the melancholy mood. To find sweet treats that will pair well with my Orange Hot Chocolate and comfy pants. And these are it. Cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice – Fall and Winter. Pumpkins – the one ingredient everyone goes nuts after whenever August ends and September colors set in the trees. The air gets crisper, the nights longer and the sweaters larger. And pineapples and mangos are exchanged to pumpkins and cinnamon.

 

Soft and Chewy Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Cookies

 

These pumpkin snickerdoodle cookies are adapted from If You Give a Blonde A Kitchen. Cookies are supposed to be easy to put together, and these are no exception! In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, cornstarch, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice and ground ginger (affiliate links). Set aside.

 

Soft and Chewy Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Cookies

 

In another bowl, use a hand mixer (or electric stand mixer) and beat together butter, granulated sugar and brown sugar on medium speed until just combined. Around 30-45 seconds. Mix in the egg yolk, then the pumpkin puree and vanilla. Mix until just combined.

 

Reduce the speed to low and slowly start adding the dry ingredients to the wet mixture. Mix until combined, cover with a plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. You can refrigerate it up to 24 hours in advance, but it might be easier to roll if you take it out 15 minutes before you start rolling the dough.

 

Soft and Chewy Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Cookies

Ready to Bake

 

I like to pre-heat the oven to 190C (350F) when I’m finished with the dough, so as the oven is really nice and hot whenever my cookies are ready to go in. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. While you wait, you can make the snickerdoodle coating. Because I was in the festive corner, I replaced cinnamon with a pumpkin spice mix I had made earlier, but you can use just cinnamon if you want. Whisk together the sugar and spice mix. If you want, make the pumpkin pie spice (just mix together), save the rest for later, because you will want to use it again and again!

 

Scoop a generous tablespoon (but not too generous!) of dough and shape it into a ball. Roll the ball in the snickerdoodle coating, make sure to evenly distribute it. Set the ball on to the prepared baking sheet and repeat with the remaining dough. Space them around 5 cm (2.5 in) apart.

 

Soft and Chewy Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Cookies

 

Bake in the preheated oven for around 12-14 minutes depending on the size of the cookies. I made 38 cookies and they needed 13 minutes. Cool the pumpkin snickerdoodle cookies on the baking sheet for about 5 minutes, and then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

 

As if you could wait until they are completely cooled. I couldn’t. And now they’re all gone. Maybe you should double the recipe! These pumpkin snickerdoodle cookies are so popular at my place. You can just freeze what you don’t eat now and always have on hand. Re-heat in the oven for a few minutes at 150C (300F) and they will smell and feel just like newly baked!

 

Soft and Chewy Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Cookies

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Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Cookies. Soft and chewy cookie with warming fall spices - the pinnacle of Fall and Winter comfort food.
Soft and Chewy Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Cookies
Course Sweets
Cuisine American
Prep Time 70 minutes
Cook Time 12-14 minutes
Servings
cookies
Ingredients
Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Cookies
Snickerdoodle Coating
Pumpkin Pie Spice, makes almost 1/3 cup
Course Sweets
Cuisine American
Prep Time 70 minutes
Cook Time 12-14 minutes
Servings
cookies
Ingredients
Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Cookies
Snickerdoodle Coating
Pumpkin Pie Spice, makes almost 1/3 cup
Soft and Chewy Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Cookies
Instructions
  1. Make pumpkin pie spice. Mix all the spices together, store leftovers in a airtight container. Makes around 1/3 cup.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, cornstarch, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and pumpkin pie spice. Set aside.
  3. In another bowl, use a hand mixer (or electric stand mixer) and beat together butter, granulated sugar and brown sugar on medium speed until just combined. Around 30-45 seconds. Mix in the egg yolk, then the pumpkin puree and vanilla. Mix until just combined.
  4. Reduce the speed to low and slowly start adding the dry ingredients to the wet mixture. Mix until combined, cover with a plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. You can refrigerate it up to 24 hours in advance, but it might be easier to roll if you take it out 15 minutes before you start rolling the dough.
  5. I like to pre-heat the oven to 190C (350F) when I'm finished with the dough, so as the oven is really nice and hot whenever my cookies are ready to go in. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  6. While you wait, you can make the snickerdoodle coating. Whisk together the sugar and 1 tbsp of pumpkin pie spice or just cinnamon.
  7. Scoop a generous tablespoon (but not too generous!) of dough and shape it into a ball. Roll the ball in the snickerdoodle coating, make sure to evenly distribute it. Set the ball on to the prepared baking sheet and repeat with the remaining dough. Space them around 5 cm (2.5 in) apart.
  8. Bake in the preheated oven for around 12-14 minutes depending on the size of the cookies. I made 38 cookies and they needed 13 minutes. Cool the pumpkin snickerdoodle cookies on the baking sheet for about 5 minutes, and then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  9. You can just freeze what you don't eat now and always have on hand. Re-heat in the oven for a few minutes at 150C (300F) and they will smell and feel just like newly baked!
Recipe Notes

Did you make it? Tag @thegingerwithspice on Instagram, I'd love to see!
Author: Stine Mari from Ginger with Spice

Adapted from: If You Give a Blonde a Kitchen

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