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Fall Recipe: Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Cookies

Updated on October 26, 2014
Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Cookies
Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Cookies | Source

Great Recipe for Fall: Delicious, Soft and Fluffy Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Cookies

I was browsing Pinterest last Fall and I stumbled upon a recipe that made my mouth water...Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Cookies... I'm normally not much of a baker, but I decided that I would have to make an exception for these cookies.

I am a lover of all cookies, especially Snickerdoodles. I am also a lover of all things pumpkin! Combine the two of them and create Heaven on earth.

I'm glad I decided to try my hand at this yummy looking fall recipe and I had great results! I even took pictures every step along the way to take you along on my cookie making adventure and provided the recipe for those of you that are as crazy for cookies and pumpkin as I am!

Can't wait to make another batch this Fall! Are you going to join me?

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Mixing the Batter for Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Cookies
Mixing the Batter for Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Cookies | Source

My Review of Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Cookies

As I mentioned above, I was browsing Pinterest last Fall and I ran across this mouthwatering Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Cookie Recipe. I decided on the spot that I HAD to try it. The recipe originates from A Bitchin' Kitchen.

When I started collecting ingredients, I honestly wasn't sure I was even going to be able to make the cookies at all! I went grocery shopping and I could not find a can of pumpkin puree to save my life!

I finally asked a lady at the Customer Service desk and she looked at me like I was crazy! She asked another associate and the girl wrinkled her nose and said they didn't carry it. Luckily I called another grocery store in town and got my pumpkin puree and extra cans to boot!

So after my grocery store escapades, I started my cookie making adventure. These Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Cookies are a little more involved than the average cookie recipe, but I honestly think they are worth it! I did find that if the dough is not chilled enough it sticks to your hands and makes it next to impossible to handle, so heads up to those who decide to give this recipe a try.

These cookies turned out to be very light, fluffy, and moist...not to mention delicious! Normal Snickerdoodle cookies can be a bit heavier but these cookies are definitely not, which I think could be due to the pumpkin. Another reason that I love this recipe is that the cookies did not turn out to be overly sweet, the pumpkin spice definitely shines.

Overall, I would recommend this recipe to anyone who loves the taste of fall flavors and most of all, pumpkin pie!

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Recipe for Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Cookies

Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Cookies just out of the oven
Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Cookies just out of the oven | Source

Ingredients

  • 3 3/4 Cups Flour
  • 1 1/2 Tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 Tsp Salt
  • 1 1/2 Tsp Ground Cinnamon (1/2 tsp used for dough and 1 tsp used for the coating)
  • 1/4 Tsp Ground Nutmeg
  • 2 Sticks Unsalted Butter or 1 Cup Margarine at room temperature
  • 1 1/2 Cups Sugar (1 cup used for the dough and 1/2 cup used for the coating)
  • 1/2 Cup Dark Brown Sugar
  • 1 Cup Canned Pumpkin Puree (Not Pumpkin Pie Filling)
  • 1 Large Egg
  • 2 Tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 Tsp Ground Ginger (used for the coating)
  • Dash of Allspice (used for the coating)

Instructions

  1. In a medium sized mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt, ground cinnamon, and ground nutmeg. Whisk dry ingredients together until well blended. Set this bowl aside for later use.
  2. In a large sized mixing bowl, combine butter, sugar, and brown sugar. Use an electric mixer to beat the mixture until smooth. Add the pumpkin and mix again. Then add the egg and vanilla extract and mix again. Last, but not least, add the dry mixture in small increments while mixing. Continue to beat the dough until all ingredients are mixed well, but do not over mix.
  3. Cover the dough and refrigerate for an hour. (I only chilled the dough for an hour but it was extremely sticky, I would recommend maybe an hour and a half if you get the same results.)
  4. In the meantime, you will want to create the sugar coating that will go on the outside of the cookies. In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the remaining sugar, cinnamon, ginger, and allspice until well blended. Set aside until cookie dough is chilled.
  5. Once the cookie dough is chilled and not too sticky to handle, roll approximately 2 tablespoons of dough into a ball. Then roll the dough ball in the sugar coating and place on a baking sheet lined with wax paper. Repeat until all of the dough is gone.
  6. Then, take a drinking glass and wet the bottom with water. Dip the bottom of the wet glass into the sugar coating and flatten the dough balls. Dip the glass as needed to maintain the sugar coating on the bottom.
  7. Bake cookies for 10-12 minutes, or until the middles are done.
  8. Allow cookies to cool and then...the best part...DIG IN AND ENJOY!
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How to Make Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Cookies - Step by Step Instructions

Step One: Gather Your Ingredients

Step One: Gather Your Ingredients
Step One: Gather Your Ingredients | Source

Step Two: Combine Flour, Baking Powder, Salt, Cinnamon, and Nutmeg

Step Two:  Combine Flour, Baking Powder, Salt, Cinnamon, and Nutmeg
Step Two: Combine Flour, Baking Powder, Salt, Cinnamon, and Nutmeg | Source

Step Three: Then Whisk Dry Ingredients Until Well Mixed. Set Bowl Aside.

Step Three: Then Whisk Dry Ingredients Until Well Mixed.  Set Bowl Aside.
Step Three: Then Whisk Dry Ingredients Until Well Mixed. Set Bowl Aside. | Source

Step Four: In a Separate Bowl, Combine Sugar, Brown Sugar, and Butter.

Step Four:  In a Separate Bowl, Combine Sugar, Brown Sugar, and Butter.
Step Four: In a Separate Bowl, Combine Sugar, Brown Sugar, and Butter. | Source

Step Five: Use an Electric Mixer to Beat Ingredients Until Smooth.

Step Five: Use an Electric Mixer to Beat Ingredients Until Smooth.
Step Five: Use an Electric Mixer to Beat Ingredients Until Smooth. | Source

Step Six: Add Pumpkin to the Mixture and Beat Again with Electric Mixer.

Step Six:  Add Pumpkin to the Mixture and Beat Again with Electric Mixer.
Step Six: Add Pumpkin to the Mixture and Beat Again with Electric Mixer. | Source

Step Seven: Add Egg and Vanilla Extract. Mix the Ingredients Until Smooth Again.

Step Seven:  Add Egg and Vanilla Extract.  Mix the Ingredients Until Smooth Again.
Step Seven: Add Egg and Vanilla Extract. Mix the Ingredients Until Smooth Again. | Source

Step Eight: Add a Small Portion of the Dry Mixture Previously Set Aside.

Step Eight: Add a Small Portion of the Dry Mixture Previously Set Aside.
Step Eight: Add a Small Portion of the Dry Mixture Previously Set Aside. | Source

Step Nine: Continue to Mix in the Dry Mixture in Small Portions until Smooth.

Step Nine: Continue to Mix in the Dry Mixture in Small Portions until Smooth.
Step Nine: Continue to Mix in the Dry Mixture in Small Portions until Smooth. | Source

Step Ten: Cover the Completed Dough and Refrigerate for an Hour.

Step Ten:  Cover the Completed Dough and Refrigerate for an Hour.
Step Ten: Cover the Completed Dough and Refrigerate for an Hour. | Source

Step Eleven: Meanwhile, Whisk Sugar, Cinnamon, Ginger, and Allspice Together. Set Aside for the Coating.

Step Eleven: Meanwhile, Whisk Sugar, Cinnamon, Ginger, and Allspice Together. Set Aside for the Coating.
Step Eleven: Meanwhile, Whisk Sugar, Cinnamon, Ginger, and Allspice Together. Set Aside for the Coating. | Source

Step Twelve: Roll Chilled Cookie Dough into Balls and Roll in the Sugar Coating.

Step Twelve: Roll Chilled Cookie Dough into Balls and Roll in the Sugar Coating.
Step Twelve: Roll Chilled Cookie Dough into Balls and Roll in the Sugar Coating. | Source

Step Thirteen: Place Coated Dough Balls on a Baking Sheet Lined with Wax Paper.

Step Thirteen: Place Coated Dough Balls on a Baking Sheet Lined with Wax Paper.
Step Thirteen: Place Coated Dough Balls on a Baking Sheet Lined with Wax Paper. | Source

Step Fourteen: Flatten Dough Balls with a Wet Glass Dipped in the Sugar Coating.

Step Fourteen:  Flatten Dough Balls with a Wet Glass Dipped in the Sugar Coating.
Step Fourteen: Flatten Dough Balls with a Wet Glass Dipped in the Sugar Coating. | Source

Step Fifteen: Bake Cookies for 10-12 Minutes at 350 Degrees.

Step Fifteen:  Bake Cookies for 10-12 Minutes at 350 Degrees.
Step Fifteen: Bake Cookies for 10-12 Minutes at 350 Degrees. | Source

Voila! Allow Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Cookies to Cool and Dig In!

Voila!  Allow Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Cookies to Cool and Dig In!
Voila! Allow Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Cookies to Cool and Dig In! | Source

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    • SheGetsCreative profile image

      Angela F 4 years ago from Seattle, WA

      I'm not a big fan of pumpkin pie, but these cookies sound awesome!

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      sybil watson 4 years ago

      These cookies sound fabulous, and what a perfect combination of the cinnamon with the pumpkin.

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      elfgirl1968 4 years ago

      Great taste combination. Will have to try.

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      VSP 4 years ago

      Thanks for sharing from another snickerdoodle and pumpkin lover. I have a pumpkin lens too

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      Tom Maybrier 4 years ago

      Can't wait to try this. I love snickerdoodles and I love pumpkin too. These will be great!

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      lesliesinclair 5 years ago

      These look yummy, stirring memories of Autumns past.

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      mouse1996 lm 5 years ago

      I love snickerdoodles but have yet to try a pumpkin one. This is on my list of things to bake.

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      Virginia Allain 5 years ago from Central Florida

      I really like the series of photos that gave your steps. Well done (and you spelled voila correctly which people usually mangle). Lately I've been craving pumpkin, so I found your recipe just at the right time.

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      TrixiPix 5 years ago

      There look delicious, thanks for sharing!

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      Angelina 5 years ago from California

      These sound so good..I have to make them soon

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      Fox Music 5 years ago

      Thank you for this delicious Fall Recipe for Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Cookies

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      Lynda Makara 5 years ago from California

      These look really good! I love all the photos. Blessings.

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      Linda Pogue 5 years ago from Missouri

      Yum! I love pumpkin anything. These have me hungry. Blessings!

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      julia007 5 years ago

      I like Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Cookies! Thanks for sharing this useful Lens!

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      D_L_Harbin 5 years ago

      This is going on my to do list today! Thanks.

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      rawwwwwws lm 5 years ago

      I have not tried this recipe, however snicker-doodles are my favorite and pumpkin with the snicker doodle does seem like a perfect combination!

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      someonesweet 5 years ago

      Good article.

      I Want To Try This Recipe..

      Thanks kristalulabelle..

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I return visit and recommend for other lenses

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      Georgene Moizuk Bramlage 5 years ago from southwestern Virginia

      Congrats on your prurple star as well as all the blessings, likes and comments. Great lens!

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      Margaret Schindel 5 years ago from Massachusetts

      Outstanding recipe lens! I love your step-by-step photos and clear directions. Blessed!

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      Jack 5 years ago

      Looks delicious. I will try these.

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      Nnadi bonaventure Chima 5 years ago from Johanesburg

      Great ,am going to try it one of this days

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      kayla_harris 5 years ago

      They seems very delicious!

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      Deb Kingsbury 5 years ago from Flagstaff, Arizona

      Oh my gosh, yum! I love pumpkin cookies and I love Snickerdoodles ... so double yum! I WILL be making these.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      They look great! Congratulations on getting LoTD!

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      Superwriter711 5 years ago

      My mom used to make these all the time.I guess it's time to start making them for my own kids!

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      Srena44 5 years ago

      great lens

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      CoeGurl 5 years ago from USA

      Fab recipe! Snickerdoodles are one of my favorite cookies and the addition of pumkpin makes them something really unique.

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      GabStar 5 years ago

      They look yummy!

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      Clairissa 5 years ago from OREFIELD, PA

      These sound so delicious. I will have to make some really soon.

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      nomadic 5 years ago

      These look delicious!

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      yayas 5 years ago

      These look delicious.

      Congratulations on this page being the Lens of the Day!

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      fathomblueEG 5 years ago

      My mouth is watering and I can't wait to bake these:-)

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      miaponzo 5 years ago

      These really look good... I think I"m definitely going to have to try this one!!! Blessed!

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      Heidi Vincent 5 years ago from GRENADA

      Congratulations on winning the Lens of The Day (LOTD)!!!

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      Kae Yo 5 years ago

      That looks so good. I am looking forward to trying this recipe. Thank you for sharing. Congratulations on LOTD!

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      timothybs 5 years ago

      This is SO cool but can we substitute Gluten free flour for that flour above? Gr8 Lens BTW!

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      Ashly Rain 5 years ago

      Congrats on LOTD! I am not a baker but I just may have to try your recipe.

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      BunnyFabulous 5 years ago from Central Florida

      I've not tried the recipe yet, but it's going on one of my Pinterest boards to try later. I love pumpkin muffins and pretty much all things pumpkin, so these sound delicious. Congrats on LOTD!

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      MerlinFan 5 years ago

      Love the recipe, and I think I have just about everything I need to make this tonight. You simply can't beat fresh pumpkin snickerdoodles on the first day of Fall! Thank you for this lens.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I haven't tried it yet but I'm planning to. Congratulations on LOTD.

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      clouda9 lm 5 years ago

      The recipe looks and sounds fabulous. Congrats on LOTD:)

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      AngelaKane 5 years ago

      I like cookies, pumpkin and baking so I will definitely be giving this a try.

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      Bill 5 years ago from Gold Coast, Australia

      There are too many ingredients in this recipe that I just would not eat so I am not going to try it. But congrats on LOTD, you have done a great job putting this Lens together! :-)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I was just here last week and it is my joy to return congratulate you on a ummy LotD, and now we can get a little nutrition in our pumpkin snikerdoodles by following your very own instructions and pictures!

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      Natural_Skin_Care 5 years ago

      Snickerdoodles are my favorite followed closely by pumpin pie so these are wonderful!

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      randomthings lm 5 years ago

      Those cookies look fabulous and easy to make. I will have to try them. Thanks!

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      carlsolomon 5 years ago

      Very nice and creative. Thank you for thinking of the season ahead.

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      HaroutA 5 years ago

      they look soooo good. SO... I liked your page.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      nice lens

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      PennyHowe 5 years ago

      Fabulous visuals. I love pumpkin and will give this recipe a try. Thanks for sharing and congrats on LOTD.

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      faye durham 5 years ago

      Sounds like a delicious recipe. I'd like to try it. Congrats on LOTD.

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      KimGiancaterino 5 years ago

      Snickerdoodles are my favorite cookies to bake, and I will try your pumpkin recipe next time. Congratulations on LOTD. Boo-lessed!

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      Stephen J Parkin 5 years ago from Pine Grove, Nova Scotia, Canada

      You have made the instructions clear and very easy to follow. Perhaps you have a cook book in you?

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      Itaya Lightbourne 5 years ago from Topeka, KS

      Sounds like a very yummy pumpkin cookie recipe! Congrats on making Lens of the Day too! Angel Blessings for this awesome article. :)

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      VspaBotanicals 5 years ago

      I love this lens!

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      MartieG aka 'survivoryea' 5 years ago from Jersey Shore

      Nicely done with the easy to follow photos - they sound delicious too!

      ~~~~Blessed~~~~

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      justmelucy 5 years ago

      Great mouthwatering lens. I will defiantly have to try these cookies out. Thank you frosharing

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      JoyfulPamela2 5 years ago from Pennsylvania, USA

      I've been searching around this past week looking for pumpkin cookie recipes. Now I think I've found one of the best! Thanks for the excellent pictures that accompany your directions. :) Oh yeah, this page deserves LOTD and a new Angel blessing!

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      JoyfulPamela2 5 years ago from Pennsylvania, USA

      I've been searching around this past week looking for pumpkin cookie recipes. Now I think I've found one of the best! Thanks for the excellent pictures that accompany your directions. :) Oh yeah, this page deserves LOTD and a new Angel blessing!

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      SarahB709 5 years ago

      I love snickerdoodles and pumpkin flavored ANYTHING. Lol I'm going to try these this weekend. Thank you so much for writing and sharing this lens...hubby says ditto.

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      GarminApproachGPS 5 years ago

      Nice lens, liked it....amazing!

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      MarkSierra 5 years ago

      I love Snickerdoodles and pumpkin. Putting them together sounds that it will taste great! Adding this to my list of things to bake this fall season.

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      Zienna1 5 years ago

      Not yet, I have just read it. I'll try it when the children are back to school again.

      Looks yummy!

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      Susan Deppner 5 years ago from Arkansas USA

      I can almost smell the cookies! Congratulations on your very seasonal Lens of the Day!

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      Rosaquid 5 years ago

      Congratulations on LotD!

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      sonnydayze 5 years ago

      Looks delicious!

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      thebreakthroughmarketer 5 years ago

      Wow, I need to try these! They look amazing. Congrats on LOTD :).

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      cynthiannleighton 5 years ago

      Your pictures with step-by-step words are a great lens making idea. Thanks!

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      KarenCookieJar 5 years ago

      WOW! I'm going to have to make these, I love Snickerdoodle Cookies, but Pumpkin added sounds amazing!

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      poldepc lm 5 years ago

      congrats on the LOTD

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      JoshK47 5 years ago

      These sound amazingly delicious - thanks kindly for sharing! Blessed by a SquidAngel - and congrats on that LotD award! :)

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      Stephen Bush 5 years ago from Ohio

      Not yet but I will! I have loved and baked snickerdoodles for several decades. You have taken both them and your lens to the next level with your Purple Star recipe and cooking guidance. SquidAngel Blessings.

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      thememorybooksh1 5 years ago

      nice lens thanks for the tips, and congratulation for LOTD

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      tobydavis 5 years ago

      Fab lens - really well laid out and easy to follow - yummy looking recipe too :-)

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      PaigSr 5 years ago from State of Confussion

      Things not to do when you are hungry

      1) Go food shopping

      2) Surf the web and find food articles

      Needless to say this will be recorded for later use. Thanks for some food yet to come...

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      Madonaa 5 years ago

      Really nice recipe

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      thememorybooksh1 5 years ago

      Most of in my family hate pumpkins, but after reading your lens i think i should give another try :) Congratulation for LOTD.

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      Congrats on LOTD!

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      Fcuk Hub 5 years ago

      Looks yaummy :) I will try it when Heloween comes. Comgrats on LOTD.

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      flycatcherrr 5 years ago

      I've got a huge harvest of pumpkins coming on... as soon as they're ready for picking, you bet I'm going to try this recipe!

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      ikepius 5 years ago

      They already think am crazy. If I try this they will believe -beyond all doubt-that I am. Sounds good though.

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      Nancy Johnson 5 years ago from Mesa, Arizona

      Not yet, but I will. I have all the ingredients to try them this weekend.

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      Motionmaker 5 years ago

      Added to my list of things to try!

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      Onemargaret LM 5 years ago

      Yummy!

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      banapple 5 years ago

      I have not tried it, but I definitely want to. Looks and sounds yummy!

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      Rosaquid 5 years ago

      Congratulations on your Purple Star! I love pumpkin cookies and I love snickerdoodles, so these look great to me. Thanks!

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      hntrssthmpsn 5 years ago

      These look like a delicious Halloween or Thanksgiving treat!! I do love cooking with pumpkin. Since these cookies use canned pumpkin puree, rather than pie filling, they'll probably also be a great way to use up some of the jack-o-lantern pumpkins!

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      Camden1 5 years ago

      My family loves snickerdoodles, but we've never tried pumpkin ones. Sounds like a perfect fall recipe!

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      suzy-t 5 years ago

      Great lens. Very easy to follow. I love the pictures. Blessed.

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      Elsie Hagley 5 years ago from New Zealand

      Nice lens. Well presented.

      Congratulations on the Purple Star.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      These look great. Yummy lens!

      Congratulations on the Purple Star! :)

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      Mary Norton 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I like the way you presented this. It makes the recipe easy to follow. Congrats on your purple star.

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      RinchenChodron 5 years ago

      Yum, it does sound wonderful. Thanks for the idea of what to take to a group I belong to for a Halloween cookie!

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      John Tannahill 5 years ago from Somewhere in England

      "Snickerdoodle" - I was drawn by the word. I had no idea what it meant. Sounds nice though.