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Posted by on Dec 2, 2013 in Food and Gardening | 1 comment

Autumn Peanut Butter Snickerdoodles

Autumn Peanut Butter Snickerdoodles

Tina had a cookie craving yesterday afternoon and I was sick of stripping paint off woodwork, so I made a rare foray into baking.  I started by halving a snickerdoodle recipe from Sally’s Baking Addiction, except the original recipe called for one egg, which I included in full.  Then I subbed in pumpkin pie spice for the cinammon and blended two tablespoons of peanut butter into the finished dough. …Aaaand looking back at the recipe, I think maybe I forgot the baking soda as well.  Did I mention how I don’t bake that much?

The extra protein and fat from the egg and peanut butter (I’m guessing) let the cookies crisp up a bit on the bottom, but they kept the pillowy snickerdoodle texture on top.  Maybe they would have been more pillowy with baking soda.  Anyway, they had just a hint of peanut butter taste and the pumpkin pie spice gave them a bit of autumn post-Thanksgivingy flavor as well.  I got about 2 dozen cookies out of it and they were good.


I followed Sally’s process from the link above pretty much exactly, but here’s my ingredient list:


  • 1 stick unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda (maybe forgotten?)
  • 2 and 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  • 1/4 cup (50g) granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

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1 Comment

  1. Delicious! Eating one as I type. A good recipe for the holiday season to give as a gift too!

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