The BEST Keto Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Cookies

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Snickerdoodles are the ultimate soft and chewy cookie. Everyone loves snickerdoodles because they contain everyones two favorite ingredients: cinnamon and sweetener!

These keto snickerdoodles have your two favorite ingredients PLUS another: pumpkin! These keto pumpkin snickerdoodles are almost like a pumpkin pie cookie. The edges of these cookies are a bit crispy like a pie crust, and the inside is soft and moist like a pumpkin pie filling!

In you enjoy fall inspired foods, you will definitely love these keto pumpkin snickerdoodles! You would also love our Keto Pumpkin Cheesecake Chaffle and our Keto Pumpkin Spice Mug Cake

There is just something about pumpkin and cinnamon during the fall months that is magical! The warmth of cinnamon mixed with the sweetness and smoothness of pumpkin is a flavor unmatched, and these are exactly the flavors in these keto pumpkin snickerdoodles!

Another great thing about these keto pumpkin snickerdoodles is that you can probably make them right now! Other than maybe pumpkin, you probably have all of the ingredients you need to make these delicious cookies! For the most part, these cookies only require the common snickerdoodle ingredients: baking soda, cream of tartar, salt, cinnamon, a keto friendly sweetener, and a keto friendly flour. 

If you are a snickerdoodle lover, be sure to make our Thick and Soft Keto Snickerdoodle Cookies.

a stack of pumpkin snickerdoodle cookies with one slanted leaning next to the stack of cookies on a plate

Is Pumpkin Keto?

The short answer: yes! Pumpkin is definitely keto.

Pumpkin is actually a super healthy food. Unfortunately though it is almost always associated with unhealthy foods like traditional pumpkin pie and traditional pumpkin cookies or sugar-filled drinks. 

In and of itself, pumpkin is a wonderful food that is full of vitamins and nutrients and is super low in carbs and sugar. So, when you see a keto pumpkin recipe, don’t worry! Pumpkin is great for keto!

What Does Cream Of Tartar Do For Cookies?

product photo of cream of tartar

Cream of tartar is one of those ingredients that is found in a lot of stuff, but no one really knows what it is or what it does. It also has a funny name, which doesn’t help its case any. 

Basically, cream of tartar is half of what baking powder is made of. Baking powder is usually made of baking soda and cream of tartar. So, cream of tartar is more common than you may have guessed!

Cream of tartar doesn’t really add any flavor to these cookies, instead what it does is cause them rise (when mixed with baking soda) and it makes the consistency of these cookies even better! Unless you’re really into the science of baking, exactly what cream of tartar does is sort of boring. All we really need to know is that it makes these cookies taste and look amazing!

If you prefer not to use cream of tartar in these cookies, that is completely okay. The texture of the cookies will be a little different and your cookies might actually taste a little sweeter, but they will still turn out great!

How To Make Keto Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Cookies

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  1. Place all dry ingredients together in a mixing bowl.
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  1. Add all wet ingredients together in a separate mixing bowl and blend. Slowly combine dry ingredients with wet ingredients until well mixed.
top view of coating snickerdoodle cookies with cinnamon and sweetener in a bowl
  1. Form dough into cookies; coat each cookie with cinnamon and sweetener mixture and then bake for 12 minutes!
stack of keto pumpkin snickerdoodle cookies on a plate

Best Keto Sweetener To Use

We used a brown sugar substitute for these cookies and it tasted great! Specifically, we used Lakanto’s Golden Monkfruit for these cookies.

We opted to use golden Monkfruit because it tends to be a bit sweeter, and it seems to give cookies a really nice flavor and texture. Golden monkfruit, like brown sugar, makes cookies softer and thicker, which makes it perfect for these keto pumpkin snickerdoodles.

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Baking Tips For Keto Pumpkin Snickerdoodles

  • Spices: If you really enjoy the flavors of fall, make sure you don’t skimp on the spices. Ground nutmeg, cinnamon, ground ginger, and all spice all work together to make that coveted flavor of fall.
  • Pumpkin Puree: Be sure to use pumpkin puree in this recipe and not pumpkin pie filling if you’re trying to avoid sugar. Pumpkin pie filling almost always has tons of added sugars and other ingredients that are not keto friendly. Just get 100% pumpkin puree and you will be safe!
  • Chill Cookie Dough: If you chill your cookie dough for 30 minutes it will be a bit firmer which is so important because non-chilled dough can sort of “melt” when baking which will leave you with thin cookies. If you want thick, moist cookies, be sure to chill your dough for 30 minutes.
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How Long Do These Cookies Last?

Like any recipe, these cookies are best fresh out of the oven. But, unless you’re in the mood to eat two dozen cookies at once, you’ll probably have to store some of them.

The best way to store these cookies is in an airtight container at room temperature. This will keep your cookies fresh for 5-7 days.

If you prefer to store your cookies in the fridge, thats ok too. Just note that they will dry out a bit faster and might become a little chewier than desirable. 

Finally, if you like to plan for the long term, these cookies (and their dough) can be frozen. Just be sure to freeze them in aluminum foil so that they don’t get freezer burned. I would even recommend freezing them in aluminum foil placed into a freezer bag just to be sure. Your frozen cookies (or dough) will stay good for three months in the freezer.

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More Keto Recipes You Might Like:

Keto Pumpkin Cheesecake Chaffle

Keto Pumpkin Cheesecake Shake

Starbucks Copycat Keto Pumpkin Iced Latte


  • Georgia

    I just bought Swerve Brown Sugar and i’m itching to use it. Could I use that in place of Golden in this recipe and would I use the same amount?

    • Kasey

      Hi, Georgia! Yes, it would be the same amount since Swerve is also a 1:1 ratio to sugar, just like Lakanto. 🙂 Enjoy!

  • christina

    Hello! I do not have golden monk fruit, could I use granulated erythritol instead?

    • Kasey

      Yes, you can substitute it, but it will change the flavor, and possibly the texture. Always worth a shot! Let us know how it goes if you do give it a try!

  • Amanda

    Do you have to have to xantham gum? I was hopefully I had all of the ingredients and they weren’t anything unusual. Thanks

    • Kasey

      You do not have to have xanthan gum, but it does help with the texture. It is still fine even if you omit it. Enjoy!

  • Anne

    Could you substitute some of the butter for more pumpkin puree?

    • Kasey

      We have never tried that, but it may work. I would think it would change the texture and consistency when baked, but it may be worth a shot! If you do try it, let us know how it goes!

  • Laura

    These. Are. Amazing. I’ve had trouble finding a baked sugar free item that others enjoy as well and don’t know the difference. This is it!😍

  • Michelle G

    Could you use only Almond Flour?

    • Kasey

      You can sub out coconut flour. Just make sure you use the correct exchange ratio!

  • Rae

    Just made these, I am new to Keto and I missed cookies with my family. No more these are amazing. I will be making more tomorrow.

  • Colleen Greene

    I made these yesterday for a family birthday dinner last night, and the entire family loved these.

  • Cynthia

    Due to nut allergies I’m unable to use coconut flour or almond flour, is it possible to use chickpea flour?

    • Kasey

      That is a possibility, but we have never tried it. It will definitely alter your carb count. I tried to research an exchange ratio but was unable to find one. Let us know how it goes if you try it!

  • Sharon

    The recipe calls for Pumpkin Pie Spice, and then more nutmeg, ginger and allspice. Is this correct?

  • SherryLee

    These were easy and delicious. No one suspected they were keto. I brought them to a pot luck and there were none to bring home.☺

    • Kasey

      That is always the best compliment! Thank you. So glad everyone enjoyed them!

  • Kaleah

    These are so amazing! Best chewy keto cookies EVER! Pro tip: make a double batch!

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