White Chocolate Pumpkin Spice Snickerdoodles

Cookies · Holidays · September 20, 2013

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
  • 1½ cups sugar
  • ½ cup butter flavored shortening
  • ½ cup butter
  • 2 eggs room temperature
  • 1 TB vanilla
  • 1½ tsp. cream of tartar
  • 2¾ cup flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • ⅛ tsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 3 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
  • ⅔ cup white chocolate chips
  • 3 tsp. cinnamon
  • 4 TB 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 375 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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Lindsay @ Life, Love and Sugar

These look amazing! I love the pumpkin twist on a snickerdoodle! Pinned!


Wow Kristyn, these look awesome! A perfect cookie recipe for fall. I’m going to be trying them very soon I’m sure! πŸ™‚

    Lil' Luna

    Thanks, Kara! Sure miss ya, girl!! Hope you are doing well!

Elizabeth @ Confessions of a Baking Queen

MMM the best!! I haven’t made snickerdoodles in forever- now I know what kind I need to make!! Gorg Award!!

    Lil' Luna

    LOL!!! You’ll have to let me know if you try them out… would love to hear! XO

    Lil' Luna

    Thank you, Heather! They were sooo good!! Let me know if you ever try them out. πŸ™‚


Pumpkin spice = pumpkin pie spice? Or where do you find it if not?

    Lil' Luna

    Yes… just changed it on the recipe – Pumpkin PIE spice. πŸ™‚


I love snickerdoodle cookies. But these look twice as good. I am headed to the store and plan on having them with some Expresso tonight. Thanks

    Lil' Luna

    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™‚

Amy Huntley

Oh my goodness! These sound and LOOK amazing! Yum!

    Lil' Luna

    Thank you, my dear! Sure miss you, girl! I hope all is well. πŸ™‚


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! =]


    Hahahahaha neverrrrrrmind… CREAM together as in like a verb. Not like cream from dairy. I answered my own question. Sorry!!!

      Lil' Luna

      LOL!! No worries! Glad you figured it out. πŸ˜€ Have a great week!


        By the way, I made these today, except I used applesauce instead of eggs and they were amazing!! Thanks for the delicious recipe

          Lil' Luna

          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˜€

          Lil' Luna

          PS – How much applesauce did you use?


          I used one small single serving size containers of Motts applesauce. The ones that come in a six pack?

          Lil' Luna

          Awesome, thanks! πŸ˜€


These sound amazing! What would you recommend as a substitute for shortening? Thank you!

    Lil' Luna

    I’m not sure what you could use to substitute shortening but instead I would try this using our other favorite Snickerdoodles: http://lilluna.com/recipe-tip-of-the-week-food-tutorial-snickerdoodles/. That recipe doesn’t require shortening. I would just add the pumpkin pie spice to the recipe as well as into the cinnamon/sugar mixture and then add the white chocolate chips. Hope that helps. πŸ˜€


    Actual pumpkin!


These look fantastic! Do you think I could use all butter, or will they turn out better with shortening?

marissa | Rae Gun Ramblings

these sound to die for!

    Lil' Luna

    They were sooo good, Marissa! You would love them!


I just made these! They are fantastic!!! πŸ™‚

    Lil' Luna

    Thanks for stopping by to let me know how they were! SO glad you liked them. πŸ™‚


Am confused…on the first and second step you say to add cream? Is that mean the cream of tartar?


    If so do I add that in both steps of what you ask

    Lil' Luna

    Sorry, in Step 2 Cream is used as a verb. πŸ™‚


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.

    Lil' Luna

    So glad you made them and liked them. I think Pumpkin Puree is a great substitute for the shortening – great idea!


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!

    Lil' Luna

    I LOVE hearing that, Bobbi! I hope you found a “keeper” recipe. πŸ˜‰


Im so confused in the ingredients it says 3tsps of pumpkin pie spice them says again 1tsp?? So is it 2 or one or 3?


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?


Maybe I am blind but how many cookies does this recipe make? Thanks!

    Lil' Luna

    I may have forgotten to put that one there, but depending on the size you make them you can get 2 – 3 dozen. πŸ™‚


What does the TB stand for? Tablespoon
Also sugar it asks for 4TB seema very little.

    Lil' Luna

    Yes, TB is tablespoon… and 4 TB for the cinnamon/sugar mixture is perfect. πŸ˜‰

Becca @TheDatingDivas

Oooh! The PERFECT way to welcome fall!

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I can’t wait to try these out! pinned!


Any idea how many this recipe yields? I have a feeling I’ll need to make a lot since they look so yummy πŸ™‚


    Oops, just kidding! Probably should’ve read the comments first :p

Cheryl Spain

I want the white chocolate sincerdodels reciepie but I don’t have a printer


I found this last night and decided to include it in the cookie swap today..HUGE hit!

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