Pumpkin Snickerdoodles

DELICIOUS White Chocolate Pumpkin Spice Snickerdoodles - they're so soft and are the perfect fall treat. Get the recipe on { lilluna.com }

One of my favorite things to do is experiment in the kitchen with new recipes. I love mixing and matching and often find myself adding certain ingredients to old recipes to make new ones. It’s so fun and can sometimes be a bad thing or a good thing (usually it’s a good thing.) πŸ˜‰

Thankfully, I was experimenting this week and the result was amazing. I thought I’d try to make some Pumpkin Snickerdoodles but I didn’t want them to be toooo pumpkin-y and wanted to change things up even more and make them White Chocolate Pumpkin Spice Snickerdoodles. Sounds pretty amazing, right? Well, not to toot my own horn, but they were pretty darn delicious!

I think the picture may speak for itself:

Um yeah… pretty delicious!! I decided to use one of my favorite Snickerdoodle recipes for the base. I also decided to throw in some White Chocolate Chips inspired by THIS recipe. The pumpkin pie spice was also added to give it that PUMPKIN flavor most people love. The result was a delicious combination of White Chocolate, Pumpkin and Cinnamon (Sounds like a new soap from Bath & Body Works, huh?) LOL.

If you like those 3 ingredients, I promise you will love this cookie recipe. πŸ˜‰

White Chocolate Pumpkin Spice Snickerdoodles Recipe

5 from 3 votes
DELICIOUS White Chocolate Pumpkin Spice Snickerdoodles - they're so soft and are the perfect fall treat.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 7 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Refrigerate 30 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 36
Calories 1727 kcal
Author Lil' Luna


  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 c pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 eggs room temperature
  • 1 tbsp vanilla
  • 1 1/2 tsp cream of tartar
  • 2 2/3 cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/8 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 2/3 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 4 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice


  1. Cream butter, shortening and sugar by hand in a mixing bowl.

  2. Add eggs and vanilla and cream (mix) together.
  3. In a separate bowl combine, cream of tartar, flour, baking soda, baking powder, pumpkin pie spice and salt.
  4. Gradually add this mixture to the creamed mixture and stir until well combined. Add white chocolate chips and mix until well combined.
  5. Refrigerate for 30 - 45 minutes.
  6. Combine sugar, cinnamon and pumpkin pie spice in a small bowl. Form dough into small balls, roll in sugar/cinnamon mixture and then place on a greased cookie sheet.
  7. Bake at 375Β°F for 8 minutes.

DELICIOUS White Chocolate Pumpkin Spice Snickerdoodles - they're so soft and are the perfect fall treat. Get the recipe on { lilluna.com }

DELICIOUS White Chocolate Pumpkin Spice Snickerdoodles - they're so soft and are the perfect fall treat. Get the recipe on { lilluna.com }

DELICIOUS White Chocolate Pumpkin Spice Snickerdoodles - they're so soft and are the perfect fall treat. Get the recipe on { lilluna.com }

(NOTE: If you don’t like white chocolate leave the chips out… if you want it more pumpkin-y add more pumpkin spice.) πŸ˜€

I’m a little excited to think that I still have a few of these cookies sitting in the kitchen right now (since the hubby isn’t in town to eat them all – lol!)

I’d love to hear if you try the recipe out – it is perfect for Fall!!

For more yummy Snickerdoodle Recipes be sure to check out:

Snickerdoodle Waffles are delicious and perfect for breakfast, lunch or dinner! { lilluna.com } Soft waffles dipped in butter then topped with cinnamon/sugar!

Snickerdoodle Waffles

Snickerdoodle Milkshakes!! YUM! This recipe includes snickerdoodle ice cream, a snickerdoodle cookie, milk, & cinnamon & sugar!

Snickerdoodle Milkshake

Snickerdoodle Bread - so delicious and easy (no yeast involved)! It's filled with cinnamon chips and topped with cinnamon and sugar!

Snickerdoodle Bread

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Kristyn Merkley

My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty β€œLil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative – from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Rena!! I’d love to hear how they turned out… I hope you liked them just as much as we did. πŸ™‚

  1. Hi there!

    I’m confused by the 2nd step in your instructions, it says add eggs, vanilla, and cream together, but cream isn’t listed in your ingredients! How much cream needs to be added? I’d like to make these! =]

          1. Oooooh, Applesauce is a great substitute for eggs. Will make a note of it on the post for others to know. Thanks for stopping by! πŸ˜€

  2. I made these this morning. I didn’t have that much shortening, so I used what I had-maybe 2 tablespoons and then I added half a cup of pumpkin puree. I followed the directions the rest of the way except I had to bake them a couple of minutes longer. They are delicious and quite pumkiny.

  3. I just made these and knew they would be fabulous before I even baked them. I *may* have tasted the dough before baking. They didn’t disappoint – they were fantastic!

  4. These sound delicious! I was just wondering if the shortening had to be butter flavor or can I just use regular shortening? Will it affect the taste at all if I use regular shortening?

  5. I made these for the first time last year and my family LOVED them. Growing up snickerdoodle cookies were my most favorite. To now have a pumpkin flavored version makes me love them even more now!

  6. 5 stars
    This is mind-blowingly Good! Snickerdoodles are always a hit over here and the pumpkin AND white chocolate chips added to it??!?? HEAVENLY!

  7. 5 stars
    My Hubby loves snickerdoodles, so i was a bit worried he WOULDN’T like these just bc they were different. No worries, he loved them! Thanks for sharing!

  8. Im confused. Your instruct say to cream sUgar butter and shortEning together. But shortening is listed in ingredients and you dont say wheN to add the pumpkin. Did I miss something?

  9. Hi!! Just trying out these cookies for the first time. They look delicious!! Two questions about the recipe:
    1. The recipe says to cream butter, shortening and sugar. There is no shortening on the ingredients list?

    2. The recipe steps never say when to add the pumpkin puree. Does that go in with the butter and sugar?

    Thanks for clarifying!!