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Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Cookie with cream cheese icing

Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Cookies

These Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Cookies combine the flavors of cinnamon and pumpkin and are topped with a creamy icing. This is the ultimate Fall dessert that’s perfect with a cup of hot coffee or tea.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword pumpkin cookies, pumpkin coookies, pumpkin snickerdoodle cookies, pumpking dessert, snickerdoodle
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes
Chill 30 minutes
Servings 36 cookies
Calories 48 kcal
Susanne Susanne


Cookie Recipe

  • cups all purpose flours leveled
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tarter
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ unsalted butter softened
  • ½ granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup light brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ pumpkin puree*

Cookie Topping (Snickerdoodle Topping)

  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Cream Cheese Frosting (opitonal)

  • ¼ butter melted
  • 1 cup confectionery sugar
  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons peans crushed


Cookie Recipe Instrctions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a sheet pan with parchment paper or treat with nonstick spray
  2. In a medium mixing bowl whisk together flour, pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon, baking soda, cream of tater and salt until well combined. Set bowl aside.
  3. In a large mixing bowl using a mixer cream together butter, granulated sugar and brown sugar. This should take 1-2 minutes. Mix in the egg vanilla extract then add pumpkin puree, stopping to scrape down the side of the bowl as needed.
  4. Add the dry ingredients to the wet mixture and mix until just combined. Cover the bowl tightly and place in the refrigerator and chill for 30 minutes.
  5. While cookies are chilling in a small bowl combine sugar and cinnamon to make the topping.
  6. After chilling use a medium cookie scoop**, scoop the dough and roll in cinnamon sugar topping then place on to cookie sheet. Then with a fork press down gently in two directions to flatten slightly.

  7. Bake for 10 to 13 minutes or until the cookies are set. Transfer to cooling rack and allow them to cool for 15 minutes.

Cream Cheese Frosting Instrutions

  1. While cookies are cooling in a medium mixing bowl combine butter, cream cheese and vanilla extract with an electric mixer until light and fluffy.
  2. Add in confectionery sugar and mix until just combined then chill in fridge for ten minutes to allow the mixture to set
  3. Frost the cookies with as much or as little of the frosting as you’d like and sprinkle crushed pecans over the top

Recipe Notes

You will need pumpkin puree not pumpkin pie filling for this recipe

Nutrition Facts
Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Cookies
Amount Per Serving (2 cookies)
Calories 48 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 8mg3%
Sodium 44mg2%
Potassium 30mg1%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 49IU1%
Calcium 7mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.