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3.50 from 4 votes

The Best Soft & Chewy Pumpkin Snickerdoodles

These Pumpkin Snickerdoodles truly are the BEST! Soft and chewy with crisp edges and pure pumpkin spice flavor. A must-make for fall... or whenever your pumpkin craving strikes!
Prep Time2 hours 20 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time2 hours 30 minutes
Course: Cookies, Dessert
Cuisine: American, Dessert
Servings: 24
Author: Hayley Parker, The Domestic Rebel


  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter melted
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin puree NOT pumpkin pie filling!
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1-2 tsp pumpkin pie spice depending on how spicy you like them
  • 2 tsp cornstarch
  • 1 tsp soda
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 tsp cinnamon


  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine the melted butter, sugar and brown sugar with the paddle attachment. Cream for about 30 seconds or until combined. Add in the vanilla and pumpkin and beat to combine. Lastly, add in the cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, cornstarch, baking soda and flour and beat gently until a soft dough forms.
  • Refrigerate the dough, covered, for at least 2 hours or until sufficiently chilled. Chilling is mandatory.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a small bowl, whisk together the sugar and cinnamon. Drop rounded Tablespoon-sized balls of dough into the cinnamon sugar mixture and toss to coat. Place 1-2" apart on a silicone or parchment lined baking sheet.
  • Bake for approx. 8-10 minutes, rotating pans halfway through baking time to ensure even cooking. Cool completely on the sheets before dusting with any remaining cinnamon sugar topping.