Oct 182011


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!

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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!]


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  48 Responses to “Pumpkin Snickerdoodles and a Fall Giveaway!”

  1. my fave cold weather dish is Dressing/stuffing or ham and pea soup.. Yum!

  2. These turned out great! I am so glad that you enjoyed the recipe! :)

  3. My fave cold weather food is definitely potato leek soup!!

  4. Umm….these look amazing. Love this idea!

  5. The pumpkin Snickerdoodles look amazing. I’ve been cooking a lot with sweet potatoes this month, but maybe it’s time to switch to pumpkin!

  6. My favorite cold-weather dish is caramelized butternut squash by Martha Stewart

  7. My favorite cold-weather dish is soup or anything in the crockpot. The best? Soup in the crockpot.

  8. These look yummy! I can’t wait to make them with my girls. Thanks for posting the recipe.

  9. My favorite cold weather dish is cream of broccoli soup. Nothing warms me up like soup and cream of broccoli is one of my all time favorites!

  10. Favorite cold weather dish would have to be homemade chicken dumpling soup, also great for when you have a cold.

  11. I LOVE a huge bowl of potato leek soup! With a warm fluffy roll or bread.

  12. My favorite cold-weather dish is scalloped potatoes and ham!!

  13. I would normally say my chicken chowder, but I tried a new recipe for baked potato soup and now I think that will be my favorite!

  14. My favorite cold weather dish is a hearty chili with cornbread!

  15. My favorite cold-weather dish has got to be a good, spicy Indian curry!

  16. My favorite cold weather dish- Not quite a dish, but I LOVE hot chocolate when the weather gets cold! I drink enough of it that it might as well replace a couple meals :)

    These cookies look delicious! Definitely going on my fall baking list.

    • By the way, this is an awesome giveaway. I hate having to take my gloves off every time I have to use my phone, or getting frozen hands from not wearing gloves! These are genius :)

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  18. I wish I could take food pictures like you!!!! I need lessons and then I would so join the food blogosphere! Miss you Steph… still need to skype! ha!

  19. Ah, definitely a toss up between these pumpkin cinnamon rolls I just made and tomato soup. Both warm my heart!

  20. These look UNREASONABLY AMAZING. I, too, am pretty much obsessed with everything fall! I’ll be sure to try these :)

  21. Those cookies are as good as they look!

  22. my fav cold weather dish is a hearty chili.

  23. […] Pumpkin Snickerdoodles […]

  24. A thick, chunky beef stew with flaky biscuits is my favorite on a chilly day.

  25. Lots of great choices: hot skillet cornbread with butter and pinto beans or black-eyed peas, clam chowder, roasted red pepper and tomato soup, shrimp chowder…so many great foods for cold weather. I guess if I have to say one it would be the skillet cornbread and beans. So satisfying and delicious!

  26. I made these last night…they are fantastic! thank you for the recipe!!!!!

  27. I love a good bowl of home made chili during cooler weather. Had some Tuesday evening and today our boss brought some in for lunch. UMMMMMMMMM good.

  28. I will try these cookies this week. Would be great for family get together when we make popcorn balls. I think our favorite cold weather dish would be pinto beans with ham and skillet cornbread.

  29. love pumpkin, love snickerdoodles — even on weightwatchers I can eat one! gonna make these

  30. cold weather dish is STEW!! Beef stew, thick and creamy — come on cold weather!

  31. I just made these last night, and they are sooo good! I’m an American studying in the UK, so the thought of these got me on the hunt for pumpkin puree, and I’m glad I stocked up! My international housemates/friends had never heard of a snickerdoodle, nor had they had pumpkin in dessert context, so as a result of these glorious little cake-y, crispy delights, I have high standing in my flat. All the 2 1/2 dozen cookies were gone by morning (I may have eaten 6…)! Thank you for brightening a cold English afternoon!

  32. […] Pumpkin Snickerdoodles and a Fall Giveaway! […]

  33. One of my (many) favorite cold weather dishes is chili. I rarely follow a recipe because there are so many ways to just throw it together! I found your blog looking for a recipe for Pumpkin Snickerdoodles, to make with my kids & daycare kids this coming week. I’ve now got my recipe, and another favorite food blog to follow! Thank you! I can’t wait to browse through your other recipes!

  34. Soup, soup, and soup!! Any kind!! Thanks for the contest.

  35. my favorite cold weather dish is actually a breakfast muffin. fall spices like cinnamon, clove, and nutmeg plua plump raisins, nd the warm oven helps to heat the house.

  36. Pizza and clam chowder. Mixed together!

  37. Are these actually chewy? I’ve been looking for a chewy pumpkin cookie recipe, but if you use puree, the high water content makes them more cakey like a muffin top, than like a chewy cookie. Let me know! Thanks! :)

    • They’re probably closer to a cake end than chewy and dense. These cookies are really light though and delicious! Hope that helps!

      • I was also wanting to have something more chewy and less like a muffin top. So what I did is I switch half of the butter to a half cup of shorting. Shorting helps to make it more chewy. Also make them more flatten out then what is called for so they don’t get that risen while baking. I hope this helps!

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