Snickerdoodles get a seasonal spin with the addition of homemade pumpkin spice mix right in the batter! These cookies are chewy, flavourful, and the perfect Fall and Winter baked treat.
This project is part of the Seasonal Simplicity blog hop hosted by The Happy Housie, so after you read my post make sure to see all of the other delicious Fall recipes linked at the bottom!
There’s nothing quite like snickerdoodles – not only are they fun to say (my girls think the word’s hilarious!), but they’re delicious to eat. The crunchy cinnamon-sugar coating, the soft and chewy center, the buttery taste… YUM!
Recently, my mom had to bake dozens of cookies for a wedding, and she reported that the most popular ones were the snickerdoodles. She also reported that she tried using lard in her cookies instead of butter, and the result was an amazingly textured cookie. I decided to give both snickerdoodles and lard a try for this recipe today!
Another update to the humble snickerdoodle? The addition of homemade pumpkin spice mix to the batter itself. It gives these cookies a bit of a spicy kick so that they taste a little like a gingerbread cookie, but still much milder and sweeter.
Ready to bake? Here’s the Pumpkin Spice Snickerdoodle recipe! This recipe makes at least 4 dozen cookies, so it’s perfect for freezing half the cookies to save for the holiday season.
- ¾ cups butter
- ¾ cups lard
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- 3 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 3½ cups flour
- 3 tsp cream of tartar
- 1 tsp baking soda
- ½ tsp salt
- 2 tsp DIY pumpkin spice mix
- ¼ cup granulated sugar
- 1 tbsp cinnamon
- Pre-heat the oven to 375F.
- Soften the butter, and mix together the butter, lard and sugar in a bowl.
- Add the eggs and vanilla and mix.
- In a separate bowl, combine the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, salt and DIY pumpkin spice mix. Pour the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and mix.
- In a small bowl, mix together the granulated sugar and cinnamon for the topping.
- Roll the cookie dough into 1 inch balls, roll each ball in the cinnamon-sugar mix, and place on a prepared cookie sheet.
- Bake the cookies for 8 minutes, remove from the oven and cool.
Today I’m joined by a talented group of blogging friends who are also sharing their Fall Recipe ideas with you!
Just click on the links below the images to be taken to see their full post…
Instant Pot Split Pea & Ham Soup at The Happy Housie
Chicken Tortellini with Pumpkin Alfredo at Grace In My Space
Tomato and Goat Cheese Dip at My Sweet Savannah
French Onion Soup in a Breadbowl at My UnCommon Slice of Suburbia
Chicken Lasagna Soup at The Handmade Home
Easy Overnight Breakfast Casserole at The Turquoise Home
Butternut Squash & Sundried Tomato Frittata at Cassie Bustamante
Pumpkin Spice Granola at Craftberry Bush
Saskatoon Berry Muffins at Love Create Celebrate
Quick Sugar Free Applesauce at Aratari at Home
Mason Jar Pumpkin Pies at Modern Glam
Easy Pumpkin Dip at She Gave it a Go
Fall Brioche at Inspiration for Moms
Baked Apple Cider Donuts at Paint Me Pink
Instant Pot Pumpkin Applesauce at Cherished Bliss
Pumpkin Spice Granola at Zevy Joy
Plum Frangipane Dessert at Satori Design for Living
Pumpkin Pie Cream Cheese Ball at Tatertots and Jello
Pumpkin Spice Snickerdoodles at The DIY Mommy
Apple Cannon Balls at In My Own Style
5 Minute Flaky Pie Crust at Jenna Kate at Home
Pumpkin Spice Cake with Brown Sugar Glaze at Sincerely, Marie Designs
Pumpkin Cheesecake Swirl Brownies at A Pretty Life
Yummy S’Mores Cheese Ball at This is Our Bliss
Pecan Madeleines at Life is a Party