Pumpkin snickerdoodles with white chocolate chips


Today I have another yummy pumpkin recipe for you. These pumpkin snickerdoodles may be my favorite pumpkin recipe yet! I made 3 dozen cookies on Saturday and between friends and family they were gone by Sunday! Adding the white chocolate chips to these pumpkin snickerdoodles seriously makes them SO good!!

For this recipe I took one of my favorite snickerdoodle recipes from the Martha Stewart’s cookbook and added in all my favorite things for fall (pumpkin, nutmeg, cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice). Then after seeing my friend Kristyn at Lil Luna put white chocolate chips in her snickerdoodles, I tossed some of those in too. Seriously the perfect addition! That girls brilliant, I tell ya!

These are seriously, hands down my favorite snickerdoodle recipe! The pumpkin makes these cookies super soft. You have GOT to make them this fall if you are a pumpkin lover like me. You will not be disappointed!

pumpkin snickerdoodle cookies with white chocolate chips... seriously divine!



Pumpkin snickerdoodles


  • 1 cup butter, softened (I used salted butter)
  • 1 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup pumpkin puree (remove extra moisture with paper towel)
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp cream of tarter
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp pumpkin spice
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp ginger
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips

*Sugar mix for rolling dough in:*

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 5 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp pumpkin spice


1. In a medium bowl combine all the dry ingredients: flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cream of tarter, cinnamon, pumpkin spice, nutmeg, and ginger. Set aside.
2. In a large bowl cream butter and sugar with a mixer. Add in vanilla and egg and mix until combined.
3. Place pumpkin on several paper towels and let water drain from pumpkin. Then place pumpkin in the bowl with the sugar and stir until combined. Add flour mixture to pumpkin mixture and mix together. Fold in white chocolate chips and then cover bowl with seran wrap. Place in refrigerator for one hour to chill.
4. Pre-heat oven to 350°.
5. Prepare cookie sheets with non-stick spray or parchment paper. Roll dough into one inch balls and then roll into the sugar mixture. Place cookies on your pan one inch apart.
6. Bake for 12-13 minutes. Allow cookies to cool 1-2 minutes on the pan and then place them on a cooling rack.

For this recipe I think it’s important to remove the extra water from the pumpkin or else it will be too sticky when you try to roll out the dough. All you need to do is place the pumpkin between the paper towels and push down lightly until the excess moisture is removed.

pumpkin tip

These pumpkin snickerdoodles were seriously divine! I cannot wait to make them again and again!

Pumpkin snickerdoodles with white chocolate chips... seriously divine!

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For even more recipes, make sure to check out my here. Enjoy!

Pumpkin snickerdoodles with white chocolate chips... super soft with the perfect pumpkin spice flavor. My favorite fall dessert!

Happy baking! xo- jamielyn

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Jamielyn Nye

Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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  1. Gloria @ Simply Gloria posted on October 10, 2013 at 11:54 am (#

    Yum!! I always trust your recipes…and I believe you that these are rockin! I happen to have (a case) pumpkin…so I’m ready to go! Pinning. (=

    • Jamielyn posted on October 10, 2013 at 1:12 pm (#

      I hope you enjoy them Gloria! I need to make some again this weekend…they were gone way too fast!

  2. Mel posted on October 10, 2013 at 10:39 pm (#

    Made them this afternoon. Yummy recipe. Thanks!

    • Jamielyn posted on October 11, 2013 at 12:28 pm (#

      I’m glad you liked them Mel! I need to make them again soon, they were gone way too fast!

  3. Rachael K posted on October 11, 2013 at 12:39 pm (#

    I have the dough chilling, but I can’t find what temperature to bake these at. I’m guessing 350. Is that what you did?

    • Jamielyn posted on October 18, 2013 at 3:54 pm (#

      Yes, 350 is the temperature I baked them at! :)

  4. Hells posted on October 12, 2013 at 1:57 am (#

    would love to make you`r pumpkin recipes, so could you tell me what is in pumpkin spice and the weight of pumpkin in a can please. thankyou Hells

  5. Annie posted on October 12, 2013 at 3:06 pm (#

    I’ve got this chilling right now too… But don’t see what temperature to cook them at…

    • Jamielyn posted on October 18, 2013 at 3:42 pm (#

      You cook them at 350! Sorry for the confusion Annie, I hope they turned out yummy for you! :)

  6. Averie @ Averie Cooks posted on October 14, 2013 at 4:45 pm (#

    I love snickerdoodles and have an old recipe for ones with white choc chips but never thought to add pumpkin. How good these must be! Pinned!

    • Jamielyn posted on October 18, 2013 at 3:27 pm (#

      I had never tried snickerdoodles with white chocolate chips before, but they were amazing!! This recipe has definitely made my top pumpkin list!

  7. kara posted on October 15, 2013 at 3:04 am (#

    Oh boy do these look yummy!!

    • Jamielyn posted on October 18, 2013 at 3:24 pm (#

      You’ll have to give them a try! I have made them twice in the past two weeks! :O

  8. Steph posted on December 13, 2013 at 11:51 am (#

    I have made these 3 times so far and will be making them for a cookie exchange this weekend. I am known as the cookie baker amongst my friends and coworkers and these cookies were labelled as THE BEST EVER by everyone. They are absolutely fantastic! I’ve had much success doubling the recipe and am going to quadruple it tonight. Thanks so much for sharing such a fantastic cookie recipe!

    • Jamielyn posted on December 16, 2013 at 5:47 pm (#

      I am so happy you have had so much success with these cookies! They are one of my all time favorite recipes with pumpkin! Thanks for leaving such a sweet comment Steph! I hope your quadruple batch goes well! :)

  9. nina posted on October 28, 2014 at 6:40 am (#

    I love pumpkin and cannot wait to try the pumpkin snickerdoodles . I have some left over pumpkin chips I may throw in a patch(:


    • Jamielyn posted on October 29, 2014 at 1:17 am (#

      Mmm these would be so good with pumpkin chips in them too! What a good idea. :)

  10. Melissa posted on November 10, 2014 at 3:50 pm (#

    I have been looking for the perfect recipe for pumpkin cookies that were not fluffy and starchy. These look like just the ticket! I am excited to make them!

    • Jamielyn posted on November 13, 2014 at 11:58 pm (#

      These are my favorite pumpkin cookies at the moment! Hope you enjoy them Melissa. :)

  11. Kasey posted on October 10, 2015 at 2:51 pm (#

    Sounds delicious! Can’t wait to try this recipe :)

  12. Hope posted on November 1, 2015 at 5:04 pm (#

    Has anyone tried freezing these? Either the prepared dough or baked cookie? I would love to have some on hand to quickly pull out.

    • Laura Capello posted on November 2, 2015 at 7:05 am (#

      This would be a good dough to freeze in a log, slice, and bake!

  13. Michelle posted on November 23, 2015 at 10:15 pm (#

    I made these. The flavor is fantastic. I found the texture too quick bread like. I’m gonna make em again to see if I messed up last time. 

    • Community posted on November 24, 2015 at 7:30 am (#

      If it was bread-y, it’s possible you over mixed (which causes the glutens to develop). You’ll want to mix to incorporate, then mix a couple of times by hand (scraping the sides and making sure it’s completely incorporated, but without overmixing). Let us know how it goes! :)