This Pumpkin Snickerdoodles recipe is so easy to make and perfect for fall. The cookies are made with a pudding mix which makes them soft and chewy, plus they’re dotted with cinnamon chips.

Pumpkin cookies on a wire rack.

These Pumpkin Snickerdoodles with Cinnamon Cips are pumpkin cookies that are nice and crispy (not cake-like), and my kids absolutely love them. They’re easy to make and pack in a lot of fall flavors like pumpkin, pumpkin pie spice, and cinnamon! ‘Tis the season, right?!

Cute 1 year old eating pumpkin pudding cookie.
Nom, nom, nom!

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Specialty Ingredients – Pumpkin Snickerdoodles:

Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Ingredients

  • JELL-O Pumpkin Spice Pudding Mix
  • Cream of Tarter
  • Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • HERSHEY’S Cinnamon Chips

Cook’s Tools:

  • Large Bowl
  • Fine Mesh Strainer
  • Stand Mixer OR Hand Mixer
  • Cookie Sheets
  • Silicone Baking Mat OR Parchment Paper
  • Pie Plate
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoon Cookie Scoop
  • Wire Rack

Cook’s Note – Pumpkin Snickerdoodles Recipe:

  • These Pumpkin Snickerdoodles will keep covered in an air-tight container for up to 5 days.
  • HOW TO FREEZE PUMPKIN SNICKERDOODLES DOUGH: Scoop the dough, form it into balls, and freeze on a cookie sheet. Once the dough is frozen, transfer it to a Ziploc bag. The dough will keep for up to 6 months in the freezer. Once you’re ready to bake the cookies, thaw the dough at room temperature for about 30-45 minutes, then roll it in the sugar coating and bake as directed.

Close up picture of pumpkin cookies.

Pumpkin snickerdoodles with cinnamon chips on a baking sheet
5 from 2 votes

Pumpkin Snickerdoodles with Cinnamon Chips

Author Adapted from Chef in Training
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 17 minutes
24 people
These Pumpkin Snickerdoodles are so easy to make and perfect for fall. They’re made with a pudding mix which makes them soft and chewy, plus they’re dotted with cinnamon chips.



  • ¾ cup unsalted butter 1 ½ sticks, softened
  • ¾ cup dark brown sugar
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 3.4 oz box JELL-O Pumpkin Spice Instant Pudding Mix
  • 2 large eggs at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 10 oz bag HERSHEY’S Cinnamon Chips




  • Move oven racks to upper-middle and lower-middle positions. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray 2 cookie sheets with nonstick cooking spray or line with silicone baking mats or parchment paper; set aside.
  • Into a medium bowl sift together flour, cream of tartar and baking soda; set aside.
  • In bowl of stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, or in large bowl using hand beaters, add butter, sugars and pudding mix. Mix on low until combined, then increase speed to medium and cream for 1 more minute. Add eggs and vanilla, mix on low until combined.
  • Dump in flour mixture and mix on low until combined and no flour streaks are left. Fold in cinnamon chips.


  • Add sugar and pumpkin pie spice to a pie plate. Mix with a fork to combine; set aside.


  • Use a 1 ½ Tablespoon cookie scoop to scoop batter. Roll into a ball, and roll into sugar coating mixture until coated. Repeat with remaining dough. Place balls on prepared cookie sheets. Bake 10-12 minutes, or until set around edges. Cool on cookie sheet for 5 minutes, then transfer to wire rack to cool completely.


This recipe makes about 4 dozen cookies. 


Serving: 2cookies | Calories: 209kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 34mg | Sodium: 158mg | Potassium: 39mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 215IU | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 0.6mg

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  1. I love pumpkin chocolate chip cookies but I haven’t tried pumpkin snickerdoodles. I need to give it a try.

  2. Katie Pierce says:

    These sound like the perfect fall treat, especially for a school lunch 🙂

  3. Cathy @ Our Mini Family says:

    Mmm I love snickerdoodles! I love your fall spin on it–gotta try it with pumpkin for sure!