Pumpkin Snickerdoodles!!!

If you have ever had a  Snickerdoodle you know they are yummy cookies with just the right touch of cinnamon and spice to them!!!   I started thinking about things to do with pumpkin when I was brainstorming Fall recipes and I thought "Pumpkin Snickerdooles" would be interesting!!!  

I love the 'pumpkin spice' craze we have seen the last few years in the foodie world!   The lattes and frappes, breads, cookies, cakes pies, all of it works for me!!!  However, as I have  told you before, I cook for picky eaters and pumpkin is not on the top of their 'likes' list, so I have to disguise it and make it extra tasty for them to eat it.

 These "Pumpkin Snickerdoodles" passed the test and Mr. Sweet Tea even saw the can of pumpkin on the counter and questioned what I was putting it in.   He said something about why did you have to mess those up with that pumpkin and he would pass on those!!!   Well, let me tell you, he ate more "Pumpkin Snickerdoodles" than anybody!!! 

These are really yummy!!  They are a soft cookie with just the right amount of spice that is not overwhelming! 

Here is what you will need:

2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 cup butter, softened to room temperature
1  1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup canned pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling)
1 large egg
1/2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. vanilla

1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper or nonstick aluminum foil.

In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.

In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter and sugar with an electric mixer.   Add in the pumpkin, egg, spices and vanilla.

Add the flour mixture gradually and mix well until a dough forms.

Refrigerate the dough for about 30 minutes before making the cookies!

In a separate bowl, mix the sugar and cinnamon.  Scoop the chilled cookie dough and roll into a ball about the size of a small walnut.  Roll in the sugar and cinnamon mixture!

Place on the cookie sheets about an inch apart.  Slightly flatten the cookies.   The bottom of a glass is perfect for this.  Don't flatten them too much, just a little.  Then sprinkle each one with a little more of the sugar mixture.    Place in a preheated 350 degree oven for 11 to 13 minutes.  Remove from oven and allow to cool slightly before removing with a spatula to a plate!

Serve immediately!!!  These are so delicious!!!  

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