Pumpkin Snickerdoodles

  • Details
  • Related Items

Pumpkin SnickerdoodlePumpkin season is here again with all the amazing spice combinations that come along with it! This happy little cookie pairs pumpkin with Ras el Hanout, one of our favorite secret ingredients. The spicing is complex and an unexpected twist on traditional pumpkin spice selections. It combines just enough cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, ginger and allspice to hit the fall warm and cozy flavor profile, with some floral swirls and peppery peaks to make it unique!Ras el Hanout

Pumpkin Snickerdoodles


    For the Cookie Dough
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, melted and slightly cooled
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 7 tablespoons pumpkin purée
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups flour, unbleached white or gluten free
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons ground Ras el Hanout
  • For Rolling
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons Cinnamon Toast Spice


  1. Whisk together the melted butter and sugars in a medium bowl. Add the pumpkin purée and vanilla extract. Stir to combine.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the remaining dry ingredients for the cookie dough and make a well in the center. Pour in the pumpkin mixture and stir until the flour is incorporated. Don't over-mix!
  3. Cover the dough with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes. At this point the dough can be kept in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
  4. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  5. In a shallow dish, combine the sugar and Cinnamon Toast Spice for rolling.
  6. Remove the dough from the refrigerator. Scoop out 1 slightly rounded tablespoon of dough for each cookie, roll the dough into a ball and then roll it into the sugar and Cinnamon Toast Spice mixture. Arrange the cookies on the baking sheet about 2 inches apart. Flatten them slightly and bake 8-10 minutes until they are puffed and slightly golden.
  7. Remove the baking sheets from the oven and allow to cool 10 minutes on a wire rack. Then remove the cookies from the pans and enjoy!

Many thanks to Erin at  Well-Plated for the excellent recipe! We’ve barely adapted it here to make the cookies just a little bit smaller, and switched up the spice. The texture of these pillowy poufs is amazing and they are a snap to make.Pumpkin Snickerdoodle


  1. Jack says:

    Made this tonight and it turned out fantastic! Used a #40 cookie scoop so it took a little longer and had to make my own cinnamon toast blend, but everyone raved about them…always looking for more ways to use Ras el Hanout.

Add a Comment

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Roasted Quail Feast for Valentines Day

Exotic. Aromatic. Romantic. We prepared this intimate feast with a table for two in mind. Using Ras El Hanout, which contains a hint of Moroccan rose petals, succulent quail are pefectly roasted and finished with a finger …

World Spice at Home

World Spice at Home

Who says you have to make curry with curry? Not us! When my friend and mentor Julie Kramis Hearne approached me to co-author World Spice at Home, I was thrilled to accept. Julie’s book vision …

Middle Eastern Chicken Salad

Middle Eastern Chicken Salad

We’re crazy in love with our new Cascade Mushroom Mix, featured in this light chicken salad with just the right embellishments. We put the mushroom mix in the marinade, where the umami flavor magic made the …

Mayan Cocoa Pumpkin Seeds

Mayan Cocoa Pumpkin Bark

It’s no secret that nuts and chocolate are a match made in heaven, and we never tire of finding new ways to combine them. In this seasonal treat, toasted pumpkin seeds take center stage with dark …

Kale Tabbouleh with Ras el Hanout

Kale Tabbouleh with Ras el Hanout Dressing

Here is another sneak-peek into World Spice at Home! When Julie first shared this recipe with me, it was love at first bite. Hearty, healthy and delicious, this one has become an instant favorite. This …