Ahh pumpkin season is upon us!  And what better way to celebrate fall than with these pumpkin spice snickerdoodles.  

These cookies are so delicious, you won’t realize that they are healthy…and your family members will all love them as well!

4 Pumpkin spice snickerdoodles set on a cooling rack.

When you have a husband who is a cookie monster like I do, you try to come up with ways you can eat sweets too.  Trust me, it’s hard.  

He went to Great American Cookie Company one day (we were at the outlets), and I happened to look up how many points it would be to eat a cookie.  

Ingredients For Pumpkin Spice Snickerdoodles

Ingredients for pumpkin spice snickerdoodles.

Granted, they were huge and were chocolate chip, but no thank you.  That’s over half of my daily points and I’d like to eat real food than something covered in sugar and calories.

Chewy snickerdoodle broken in half on cooling rack.

I did have a bite of his cookie and you know what?  It was actually too sweet for me.  I felt like I could taste all the sugar that they put in it and I just wasn’t interested.  

If you are interested in a different type of cookie, these lemon cookies are amazing!

Call me crazy, but I think my taste buds have changed since getting serious with Weight Watchers.  

Yes, I have lost 30lbs.  Yes, I am maintaining my weight loss (I’ve actually lost weight last time I checked).  

And yes, I still eat sweets.  It’s all about moderation and making smarter choices with what you are putting in your body.  

But I’m not here today to preach about how great Weight Watchers is.  I’m here to talk about these cookies!

What I really enjoy about cooking is that I am in control of the ingredients.  I get to choose what I’m going to add to certain dishes (or take out) and what to replace them with.  

I have control over what my body gets nourished with instead of having a fast food chain or restaurant dictate it for me.  I love that.  

Deciding what to put in these healthy pumpkin snickerdoodles was so much fun and pretty easy to do.  And I promise that you won’t realize you are eating a “healthy” cookie.

If you love pumpkin spice, try this pumpkin bread recipe next.

Pumpkin Spice Snickerdoodles

Ahh pumpkin season is upon us!  And what better way to celebrate fall than with these pumpkin spice snickerdoodles.  These cookies are so delicious, you won't realize that they are healthy…and your family members will all love them as well!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine Dessert
Servings 48 servings
Calories 69 kcal


  • 3/4 cup light butter softened
  • 1/2 cup white sugar divided
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 Tablespoons pumpkin pie spice divided
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 Tablespoon ground cinnamon divided


  • In a small bowl, mix together the butter, 1/4 cup sugar, brown sugar, eggs, and vanilla extract.
  • In a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, cream of tartar, 1 Tablespoon pumpkin pie spice, salt, and 1/2 Tablespoon cinnamon. Mix until combined.
  • Add the wet ingredients to the dry and mix well.
  • In another small bowl, combine the remaining sugar, pumpkin pie spice and cinnamon.
  • Make 48 balls of dough. Cover each ball with the sugar and spice mixture. Place on a prepared cookie sheet(s) and bake for 8-10 minutes.


You can flatten the cookies as well if you don’t want them as ball-like as mine.


Calories: 69kcalCarbohydrates: 11gProtein: 1gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 12mgSodium: 77mgPotassium: 30mgFiber: 1gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 76IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 9mgIron: 1mg
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  1. Hi Margot
    Thanks for your comment. The correct name would be Pumpkin Spice Snickerdooles so I’m going to change that now!

  2. Why are these called pumpkin snickerdoodles when they don’t have any pumpkin in them?

  3. Thanks Nina! I’m sorry you can’t eat these, but they were so good. And I hope that your family member tries them and loves them too.

  4. I still can’t have these but seriously nom nom nom. Sending this to a family member who is doing weight watchers.

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