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4.63 from 8 votes

Pumpkin Pie Spice Snickerdoodles (for two)

Skip the gourmet cookies at the coffee shop and make your own! Bake just two Pumpkin Pie Spice Snickerdoodles at a time to indulge without going overboard.
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time18 mins
Total Time43 mins
Total Cost: $1.11 recipe / $0.56
Servings: 2
Author: Beth M



  • 3 Tbsp butter (room temperature) $0.39
  • 3 Tbsp granulated sugar $0.03
  • 1 large egg yolk $0.32
  • ¼ tsp vanilla extract $0.07
  • cup + 1 Tbsp flour $0.07
  • ¼ tsp salt $0.02
  • ½ tsp baking powder $0.02
  • 1/2 Tbsp cinnamon $0.07
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger $0.02
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg $0.02
  • 1/8 tsp cloves $0.02


  • 1 tsp granulated sugar $0.01
  • ½ tsp cinnamon $0.05


  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the room-temperature butter, sugar, egg yolk, and vanilla until smooth and creamy.
  • In a separate bowl, stir together the flour, salt, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and cloves, until evenly combined.
  • Pour the flour and spice mix into the bowl with the butter and sugar, then stir until a solid ball of dough forms. Chill the dough for 15 minutes in the refrigerator.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a small bowl, stir together the final teaspoon of sugar and 1/2 tsp of cinnamon.
  • Form the chilled dough into two balls*, then rollin the cinnamon sugar coating. Place the shaped cookies 5-6 inches apart on the baking sheet. If the oven is not fully preheated yet, return the cookies to the refrigerator until the oven is up to temp.
  • Bake the cookies for 16-18 minutes, or until they are puffed in the center and have cracks on the surface.


*These are large cookies. You can make four smaller cookies if desired, but the cooking time will be shorter.