Pumpkin Snickerdoodles (with dairy, egg, gluten and sugar-free options)

recipe snickerdoodles pumpkin cookies

I’m sitting here this morning as the first real snow of the season coats our lawn while it’s still softly falling.

It’s winter.  The kids are cheerfully welcoming the snow and though I feel like there simply isn’t time to do all that I want to do, I do so enjoy baking when the weather is cold.  Like I’m getting two things done at once – making something special for my family while the heat from the oven warms our chilly home.

I always loved pouring through cookbooks, even as a child.  And at Christmas I loved choosing new cookies to bake.  There were old favorites, of course, but I remember one Christmas in particular when I made a huge variety of cookies and made up plates to give as gifts.

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I just love gifts from the heart that are made at home.

Maybe these yummy (and healthy) cookies will make it onto your Holiday baking list.

I told you in my posts on Pumpkin Pie Spice and Soft Pumpkin Cookies that I hoped to introduce a few more pumpkin goodies to you — well, this is one of them :-).

UPDATE: I have since put this recipe on my blog. You can read it on my blog here.

Please join me over at The Nourishing Gourmet where I am sharing this wonderful blend of pumpkin with an old favorite, the Snickerdoodle.  And you’ll even find out where the name comes from :-).  By the way, Kimi’s blog is really something special.  I think you’ll like it.

Happy baking!  I’d love to hear how you like these!  Stop back here to let me know or you can comment on Kimi’s blog.

You can read the rest of the recipe here!


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  1. This looks delicious! I would love if you shared this in my holiday recipes Blog Hop. Enter it for a chance at a Wilton Pre-Baked Gingerbread Tree Kit!

  2. Charlotte Moore says:

    Where is the recipe for the Pumpkin Snickerdoodles? They look delicious.

  3. Charlotte Moore says:

    Sorry!! I just found it. YUM!!!

  4. Help! I can’t find your pumpkin snickerdoodle recipe, is there a link I am missing?

    They sound delicious!

    • Hi Leslie – you just click on The Nourishing Gourmet. I’ll have to make the link more obvious :-). Sorry. Enjoy!

    • Leslie, would you mind letting me know what would make the link more obvious? Should I say, “Please join me over at The Nourishing Gourmet” and then later write, “You can read the rest of the post “here” and link to “here”? You are the 2nd person who asked. I’ll go put the link in now regardless and hopefully that will help.

  5. Oooo… I am so excited about this recipe. Snickerdoodles are my favorite cookie of ALL TIME- add pumpkin into the mix and we’re talking pure heavenly bliss! By the way, you gave me some wonderful advice on Stevia a few weeks ago- I was still a little hesitant to spend money on it only to find out that I was allergic… however, I’m happy to report that shortly after that, I entered a giveaway for NuNaturals Stevia and I won (meant to be??!!)… now I’m just waiting for it to arrive in the mail! In the meantime, you had also mentioned coconut sugar. I found some at my local healthy market. I did some research and liked what I was reading… and I have found that it doesn’t seem to affect my blood sugar!! It is also a big hit with my kids. They love brown sugar on their oatmeal. One day, I gave them some coconut sugar instead. They use much less of it, because it doesn’t melt into the oatmeal and disappear like brown sugar does, plus they’re gaining the nutritional advantages and losing the over processed sugar— total success… I don’t think I’ll ever be buying brown sugar again :) I also sprinkled it on some apple slices (cut like “donuts”) with some cinnamon and heated them… Yum!! Again, the coconut sugar doesn’t completely melt and disappear so the taste was fantastic! Next I plan to try coconut sugar on the cinnamon and sugar pecans that I always make for Christmas!! Thanks again for all of your advice and support!

    • Julie – How wonderful! I was just thinking about coconut sugar yesterday for my kids since I am the one who really has a problem w/ sugars. I don’t think I could handle it yet, but it would be a good choice for them perhaps. I so hope the stevia works out for you! I am planning on ordering Wisdom Naturals soon. I love sprinkling the sweeteners on things like Snickerdoodles and doughnuts to get that extra sweetness without all the sugar. Let me know how it goes if you have time!

  6. I can’t wait to share this w/ my gluten free friend! Thanks for sharing at Church Supper. Have a blessed week, and Merry Christmas.

  7. These cookies look and sound amazing. I would love it if you came to link to my holiday recipe swap blog hop. It is my first ever! Love these recipes.
    -Erin Kennedy

  8. I love snickerdoodles and pumpkin, but never thought of combining them! YUM!

  9. I’ve never made Snickerdoodles – but when you can make them so healthy then I’ve got to try it!

  10. I have the exact same memories of pouring over cookbooks. My husband gets a huge kick out of my obsession as I cozy up in bed and pour over new cookbooks from the library. I love sitting down…at least when the kids aren’t swarming around me for need filling…and deciding on which new recipes I will make for the week. I loved reading that you do too! I think you know I love pumpkin too, if you follow my blog at all…so these are on my agenda now!! I love the blog world and all my kindred spirits out there! BTW, which gluten free flour blend did you use?

    • You know, Tessa, I haven’t been on your blog enough to find out (we didn’t make those cookies yet…:-(.) but now I will check. I used, if I remember correctly, my standby which is typically 2 parts sweet brown rice, 1 part millet and one part brown rice. I almost always do the 2 parts sweet brown and alter the others. Hope that helps!

  11. It’s all time…and there is so much goodness out there and so little time in the day!! Brown rice and millet are two of my standby’s too….great minds think alike!

  12. Adrienne, I love pumpkin desserts and snickerdoodles are one of my most favorite cookies. So for me, this is a must try!

    Thanks so much for linking up to “A Little Birdie Told Me…”, my friend! Just a reminder that leaving a comment on the post this week gives you an automatic entry into my Wednesday night drawing for the $25 GC to the Hodgson Mill online store.

    Warmest wishes and happy holidays,

  13. Oh those look great… I have two boys on Gluten Free diets due to SEVERE eczema… I will have to print this out… would love for you to share this at http://shoprubyjean.com/2011/12/sew-crafty-tuesday-linky-party1/

    • Thanks! I am so glad they will help you! Have you found their eczema to react to too much sugar? My son’s wasn’t sugar driven at first, but later in his life that happened. If it happens to come back, I would look at the sugar issue as well.

      Best to you,

  14. We have actually had the off of ALL sugars it’s funny ( well not funny but you know what I mean.. ) It is only the two boys that suffer this not the girls… We have 1.5yr old son as well and we’ll see how he does.. We try to do Raw when we can but it gets so Expensive… They really flair up in dry weather…

    • It is hard. I actually don’t think that raw is the best way to go with people who are struggling with digestive issues. Except for nuts and seeds and those should be soaked. Are they eating a lot of refined grains and fruit? Those could be an issue as well.

  15. Thank you once again for a greta recipe with a dairy-free option!

  16. These sound absolutely delicious!! Will be adding these to my list

  17. Sounds great :)would be great if you add it to Creative Thursday?http://clairejustineoxox.blogspot.com/2011/12/creative-thursday_14.html

  18. these look great. love snickerdoodles and love anything with pumpkin. Plus, very festive. I’m glad a stopped by. I’m putting this recipe on my to do list.

    check out my Peppermint Bark for another wintertime fave:


  19. I love pumpkin and I love cinnamon. Put the two together in a cookie? I will definitely be making these soon. Looks great!

  20. Adrienne,

    Thank you so much for being a part of the holiday spirit at Rook No. 17 last Tuesday. Can’t wait to see what you have to share today!

    Warmest wishes,

  21. This really is a lovely recipe – and I love how you can make it suitable for so many different allergy friendly options. Pumpkin snickerdoodles are a cookie I haven’t tried yet, but I’m looking forward to making them soon. Thank you for sharing this post with the Gallery of Favorites.

  22. Snickerdoodles are my favorite cookie. We are eliminating more things from my son’s diet so I appreciate the flexibility of your recipe. Thanks for sharing your recipe with the Gallery of Favorites!

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