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Pumpkin Snickerdoodles

Recipe photo courtesy of linda xaio

Sugar and spice aren't the only things nice in this version of the beloved snickerdoodle: We added pumpkin puree. Besides infusing the cookies with seasonal flavor, it also results in a moist, cakey center. Rolling the dough in spiced sanding sugar lends sparkle and shine.

Source: Martha Stewart Living, November 2015
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Starting the dough with melted (rather than softened) butter gives this cookie a delightful chew.

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  • kralo
    8 OCT, 2017
    Fantastic cookies! But I made more rude cookies; because I made myself pumpkin puree (just baked the pumpkin and made it mashed with a blender). Thanks for the recipe! Now this is my favorite recipe with pumpkin.
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  • sharon13172
    23 DEC, 2016
    Please add the correct measurement for the pumpkin purée. There are many size cans and I'm not sure which one to use. With this be equal to 1 cup of pumpkin purée?
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    • tellis160
      6 OCT, 2017
      IT SAYS 1/2 CUP
  • dougcollinsro
    19 NOV, 2015
    I used a teaspoon of baking powder rather than a ½ teaspoon each of baking soda and cream of tartar (I was out of tartar). Worked well. I followed instructions and rolled dough into 1½-inch balls but got only 16 cookies — try 1-inch balls instead. Took 15 minutes to bake. Cookies are cakey, not crisp, but mine were not dry and had good pumpkin & spice flavor. Would make again.
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  • TheScrappyMoose
    15 NOV, 2015
    I made these cookies today and they were exactly as the article described- moist, cakey center with just a hint of seasonal pumpkin flavor. If you like cake-like cookies, then you will enjoy these. The melted butter does give it a slightly less cake like consistency than other pumpkin cookies I have baked.
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  • MS12186389
    9 NOV, 2015
    I was so excited to try these, and so disappointed with the results. As the previous reviewer commented, they are very cakey, and I would add dry and not very flavorful.
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    • MS112722098
      15 NOV, 2015
      A previous comment said that the cookies were dry. Perhaps they overcooked them ?
  • MS112722098
    15 NOV, 2015
    I made these cookies using mashed bananas instead of pumpkin and they were great. My family liked the cake-like texture. I added spices to both the batter and the sanding sugar. I would like to know if this is a batter than can be made ahead and chilled ? The melted butter makes me question what this would do to texture ???
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  • MS112722098
    15 NOV, 2015
    I made these cookies using mashed bananas instead of pumpkin and they were great. My family liked the cake-like texture. I added spices to both the batter and the sanding sugar. I would like to know if this is a batter than can be made ahead and chilled ? The melted butter makes me question what this would do to texture ???
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  • MS11802524
    29 OCT, 2015
    It was okay. It wasn't very sweet for a cookies and it is too cakey for our taste.
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