Holiday Cheer from R&B: Kelsey

I love making snickerdoodles around the holidays. The smell of them baking puts me into the holiday spirit. I recently found a recipe on for Pumpkin Spice Snickerdoodles. I don’t like cooking mine all the way, love them nice and soft in the middle. Yum!


Pumpkin Snickerdoodles


Ingredients you’ll need:

1 ½ cups all-purpose flour

½ teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon baking soda

¼ teaspoon cream of tartar

½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

½ teaspoon ginger

¼ teaspoon allspice

¼ teaspoon ground cloves

1/8  teaspoon nutmeg

½ cup unsalted butter

½ cup white sugar

1/3 cup light brown sugar (packed) – I used dark brown sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 large egg

¼ cup white sugar

2 teaspoon cinnamon

¼ cup confectioners’ sugar

1 tablespoon milk, or as needed




  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line baking sheets with a silicone mat or parchment paper.
  2. Place flour, salt, baking soda, and cream of tartar in a mixing bowl. Add cinnamon, ginger, allspice, clove, and nutmeg. Whisk until thoroughly mixed, 1 or 2 minutes.
  3. Place butter, sugar, and brown sugar in a separate mixing bowl. Cream together with a spatula or wooden spoon until mixture is smooth, 2 or 3 minutes. Add vanilla and egg. Stir until thoroughly combined.
  4. Pour flour mixture into butter mixture. Stir until just combined or until the flour disappears.
  5. Wrap bowl in plastic wrap. Chill dough in refrigerator for about 1 hour.
  6. Stir cinnamon and sugar together in a shallow bowl or plate.
  7. Scoop dough into 2 tablespoon balls. Roll in cinnamon-sugar mixture to coat all sides. Roll into smooth ball and place on prepared baking sheet, 3 to 4 inches apart. Flatten slightly.
  8. Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown, about 10 to 12 minutes.
  9. Cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes; sprinkle with additional cinnamon-sugar mixture, if desired. Transfer cookies to cooling rack to cool completely.
  10. If you’d like to add a bit of shine to your cookies, you can brush them with a simple glaze. Mix confectioners’ sugar with milk or lemon juice to achieve brushing consistency. Brush onto cookies. Sprinkle with more cinnamon –sugar or pumpkin pie spice, if desired.
  11. And you’re done! Enjoy!