Have I mentioned how much I love Fall? And my affinity for pumpkin-flavored things? Oh, I haveee? Well, here’s one more for the list: pumpkin snickerdoodles!
The subtle pumpkin flavor adds a nice spin to your everyday snickerdoodle, and the cookie comes out so soft and chewy! It’s a great dessert to bring to a potluck, party or just to have around the house on a Sunday afternoon.
Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Recipe (only slightly adapted from Sweet Pea’s Kitchen)
- 2 3/4 Cups all-purpose flour
- 2 Teaspoons cream of tartar
- 1 Teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 Teaspoon salt
- 1/2 Teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
- 1 1/2 Cups sugar plus another 1/4 cup
- 2 Sticks unsalted butter, softened
- 1 Large egg
- 3/4 Cup pumpkin puree
- 2 Tablespoons ground cinnamon
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
In a large bowl, mix together the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, salt, and pumpkin pie spice. In a separate bowl, cream together the softened butter and 1 1/2 cups of sugar until fluffy. Beat in the egg. Add the pumpkin puree and mix everything thoroughly. Slowly add the dry ingredient mixture a little at a time until everything is incorporated. Scrape down the sides of the bowl as necessary.
In a small, shallow bowl, mix together the remaining 1/4 cup of sugar and 2 tablespoons of cinnamon. Take a heaping teaspoon full of dough* and roll it into a ball. Roll the ball in the sugar/cinnamon mixture, and the place the ball on the cookie sheet. Flatten the ball so it’s about 1/4-1/2 inch thick (if you want thicker cookies, flatten the ball a little bit less). Make sure you space the cookies about 2 inches apart from each other.
Bake cookies for 9-12 minutes or until the edges and bottom start turning golden brown. The flatter you make the cookies, the shorter the bake time.
Makes about 2 dozen large cookies
*If the dough seems too sticky just let it sit for about 5 or 10 minutes. It should be easier to work with once it sits for a little bit.
Now, the giveaway!
Since the weather is getting colder and we are celebrating Fall, I’m holding a giveaway! Agloves was kind enough to offer a pair of these awesome touchscreen gloves to TWO lucky Life Tastes Like Food readers!
These gloves are unique in the sense that they are stitched with silver thread! This is great because if you’re using a phone with a touch screen, your iPod, or iPad, you don’t have to take off your gloves to use it anymore! The silver thread throughout the gloves creates a reaction so your touch screen can sense your finger taps correctly. I’ve given these glove a try, and they are really neat! My hands usually get really cold during the winter too, and I also take a lot of trips up to Lake Tahoe throughout the snow season so they’ll be perfect for Fall/Winter–I’ll definitely be using them as glove liners when I go snowboarding! With normal gloves, you have to take them off and use your bare finger tips in order to use your phone. Not anymore! :)
I bet you guys who live in especially cold weather could use a pair of these. I’d like to think that it gets really cold here in California so I embrace winter gear like the next storm of the century is going to hit tomorrow, but I think maybe it’s just because I’m just a wimp when it comes to anything below 50 degrees.
If you win, you can choose from three different types: standard, bamboo (the sustainable version), or a sport fit (which is more snug). Get more info and/or check them out here.
So here are the details:
- When: Giveaway starts TODAY and ends this Saturday, October 22nd at 9PM PST
- What: Two winner will each receive a pair of gloves of their choice (Standard, Bamboo, or Sport) from Agloves
- How: You can enter up to 6 different ways to increase your chances of winning by filling out the form below. You can do as many or as few entries as you’d like.
*If you’re already subscribed, “like” the blog on Facebook, and/or follow the blog on Twitter, then just click “I did this!” to give yourself that entry. All winning entries will be checked for qualification! Good luck, Everyone!
[Also, if you are certain you want a pair of these gloves, Jasmere.com is having a deal that allows you to purchase a $24 voucher for the site for only $12! Deal starts Wednesday, October 19th and ends this Friday, October 21st, so hurry and grab one if you want a pair!]