how to make pumpkin snickerdoodle cookies
Step 1: Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Step 2: Beat together butter, shortening, sugars, pumpkin, and egg. You could do this by hand, hand mixer, or Kitchen Aid type mixer.
Step 3: Mix in flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon and mix until well combined.
Step 4: Chill dough in the refrigerator for 30-60 minutes.
Step 5: Roll dough into 1-inch balls.
Step 6: In a separate bowl, mix 1/2 cup sugar, 1 Tablespoon cinnamon and 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger.
Step 7: Roll dough balls in sugar mixture until completely coated.
Step 8: Place dough balls about 2″ apart on ungreased cookie sheet.
Step 9: Bake 7-9 minutes until lightly browned, but still soft.
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why do i need to chill my dough?
If you haven’t ever tried chilling your dough, you need to. Chilling your dough leads to tastier and better looking cookies. They stay puffy, they cook more evenly, and the color actually looks better.
- Your cookies will taste better. The sugars have more time to absorb the moisture from other ingredients. This leads to a more condensed flavor, and sweeter tasting cookies.
- Less spreading. Thin cookies burn faster, but as the dough chills and hardens a little bit, they don’t cook as flat. The chilling minimizes the spreading out of fat when you cook them. Everyone loves a thick chewy cookie with a soft middle.My mouth is watering just writing about these.
- A more appealing color. This again is related to the sugar in the cookie. Chilling the dough and sugar gives the cookie a more evenly golden color.
What do I serve with my Pumpkin Snickerdoodles
Our favorite holiday drink is our grandma’s famous Homemade Apple Cider. We love dunking our cookies into it, and getting that delicious pumpkin, cinnamon, and apple flavor, all in one bite.
We also love dunking our cookies in our Nutella Hot Chocolate. If you have never tried a Pumpkin Snickerdoodle, we recommend it with a little Nutella. If the Nutella is in Hot Cocoa form, that’s even better.