Pumpkin Spice Snickerdoodle Cookies

Why not add one more Thanksgiving baking session in this week! Carter loves to help in the kitchen. And sometimes, when things are getting crazy around here, if I offer to bake or cook something? It works every time. It’s probably the best thing to redirect to when he’s feeling big feelings. These cookies are so easy to whip up. I actually took a short cut by just using some sugar cookie dough that was already in my refrigerator and they turned out super yummy. Half the work, and Carter had a blast rolling out cookie dough balls! Check out the easy recipe below!


  • 1 roll of sugar cookie dough – or bake your own!
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the brown sugar and spices. They should be well mixed so each of your cookies will be coated evenly!
  3. Start rolling your cookie dough into 2 inch balls. I got about 24 cookies out of one tube! Then take each dough ball, and roll it in the sugar mix. – I think Carter had a little too much fun with this part. Our cookies were definitely fully coated with sugar!
  4. Spread them out evenly on a lined cookie sheet. Bake for 9-11 minutes. We love our cookies soft with a little crisp around the edges. If you do too, I’d say JUST under 10 minutes!
  5. Take cookies out and allow them to cool on a wired rack. They might be a little squishy but that’s okay! Take your time. After they cool, store them in a nice air tight Tupperware.

Happy Thanksgiving, and enjoy!

About Alyssa Janis

Hi Everyone! Welcome to my Lifestyle Blog! Thank you so much for coming to my site to learn a little more about me and our family. I am 29 years old, (oh my goodness almost 30...), and have been married to my amazing husband, Jeff, for five years. I am also a mom! Carter James is our adorable, little blondie who is three, and Payton Jeanne is our baby girl who just turned one this past July. Bella is our yellow lab, and Chuckles is our cat. Of course I had to mention the fur babies because I'm sure they will come up in this blog at some point. I've been wanting to start a blog for quite some time now, and I think God finally gave me the courage to do it. I have always enjoyed writing, and while this is new to me, I'd love to share a little more about my life with you. My hope is for you to read this blog and feel like you're having normal conversation with me, so feel free to ask questions and make comments! I look forward to sharing our former NFL family life, mommy tips, recipes, favorite bible verses, and more. Looking forward to sharing the next play with you!

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