Fabulous Friday: Pumpkin Snickerdoodles

Today’s recipe: Pumpkin Snickerdoodles. My biggest complaint with most snickerdoodles is that they are dry. Solution? Add pumpkin! I love just about every baked good with pumpkin except pumpkin pie. Bleh! Anywho, the pumpkin makes it so moist and the flavor is just incredible. I ❤ these cookies!!

Pumpkin Snickerdoodles

Total Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes

Yield: 3 to 4 dozen

Cookie Dough:
    • 1 c butter, at room temperature
    • 1 c granulated sugar
    • 1/2 c brown sugar
    • 3/4 c pumpkin puree (NOT pumpkin pie filling)
    • 1 egg
    • 2 tsp vanilla extract
    • 3 3/4 c flour
    • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
    • 1/2 tsp salt
    • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
    • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
Sugar Coating:
  • 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • Dash of allspice

Using an electric mixer (a stand mixer or a hand mixer!), beat together the butter and sugars on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, about 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in the pumpkin, then beat in the egg and vanilla.

In a separate medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. With the mixer on low speed, gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients. Stir until it’s all mixed together. Cover and chill the dough for at least an hour.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone liner or just spray nonstick cooking spray on the spots you’ll drop the dough. Mix up the sugar coating ingredients in a small bowl. Scoop balls of dough and roll into the sugar mixture. Set on cookie sheet, about 2 inches apart. Dip the bottom of a flat drinking glass into water, then into the sugar mixture and use to slightly flatten the dough balls. Recoat the bottom of the glass in the sugar-spice mixture as needed.

Bake the cookies for 11-14 minutes, or until baked through. Let cool on the baking sheets about 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Repeat with remaining dough.


Source: Seeded At the Table 

One thought on “Fabulous Friday: Pumpkin Snickerdoodles

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