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Pumpkin White Chocolate Snickerdoodles – this easy cookie recipe starts with a QUICK BREAD mix if you can believe it! These are the BEST pumpkin snickerdoodles ever!


Pumpkin White Chocolate Snickerdoodles in a stack on parchment paper

When I was a kid my mom used to buy these big boxes of pumpkin quick bread mix at Costco every fall. You could never find them at the grocery store and they were seasonal and because they came from Costco they were supersized boxes. Each box made three loaves, if I remember correctly. I loved that bread so much and looked forward to it every year.

There were a few years there I didn’t find it, and it made me sad, but then, as a young married person, I found it again. Every year I’d buy the mix (usually multiple boxes) and keep it around all year long whenever I had a craving for pumpkin bread or pumpkin muffins.

If I’m being really honest, I almost love that mix more than my perfect pumpkin bread or copycat pumpkin cream cheese muffins. I know, I can’t believe I’m admitting that in public! But it’s SO good.

Guess what else you can make from a pumpkin quick bread mix. Any ideas?

Pumpkin White Chocolate Snickerdoodles in on a plate

Yep, you guessed it: COOKIES. Did you know you can make COOKIES with QUICK BREAD or muffin mix? Mind blown, you guys. And they’re delicious. And easy!!!

You want another secret? Back in the day, way back when I fell in love with pumpkin bread from a box from Costco…it was Krusteaz brand. How cool is it that 30 years later I work with them as an ambassador? Pretty full circle, if you ask me. Plus, you can buy their pumpkin quick bread mix at almost any store during the season.

Plus their mixes are the bomb dot com, especially the pumpkin spice quick bread. And it also makes some super duper Pumpkin White Chocolate Snickerdoodles!

Pumpkin White Chocolate Snickerdoodles are the perfect easy fall recipe and they start with a quick bread mix so they’re even easier to make!

Krusteaz Pumpkin Spice Bread Mix box

This recipe starts with Krusteaz Pumpkin Spice Quick Bread Mix. Basically you just have to add a few ingredients to the box mix to make it a cookie dough rather than a bread batter. To make them snickerdoodles I decided to roll them in cinnamon sugar before baking. I also added white chocolate chips because pumpkin and white chocolate are a match made in heaven.

These cookies are easy to make, so easy kids can do it. Jordan has been baking with Krusteaz mixes for years because they’re so easy. And, get this: you can make cookies using any of their quick bread or muffin mixes. Genius right? I can’t wait to try all the flavors.

But first: let’s get our fall on with PUMPKIN SNICKERDOODLES!

Pumpkin White Chocolate Snickerdoodles collage photo of stacks of cookies

How to make cookies from a quick bread or muffin mix:

  1. Instead of the ingredients called for on the box you add butter and egg. That’s it! It’s like when I make a crust out of cake mix or when I do gooey bars.
  2. Add your favorite mix-ins, like chocolate or nuts.
  3. Roll them in cinnamon sugar to be like snickerdoodles!

You can also find this recipe on the Krusteaz Website, where I am an ambassador.

Pumpkin White Chocolate Snickerdoodles in on a plate

Pumpkin White Chocolate Snickerdoodles

5 from 11 votes
Pumpkin White Chocolate Snickerdoodles - this easy cookie recipe starts with a QUICK BREAD mix if you can believe it! These are the BEST pumpkin snickerdoodles ever!
Total Time 30 minutes
Yield 18 cookies


  • 1 15 ounce box Krusteaz Pumpkin Spice Quick Bread Mix
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1 large egg
  • 3/4 cup white chocolate chips optional
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line two cookie sheets with silicone baking mats or parchment paper.
  • Mix quick bread mix, butter, and egg in a large bowl with a hand or a stand mixer until combined. Mixture will be thick. Mix in white chocolate chips, if using.
  • Stir together sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl. Scoop 2 tablespoon sized balls of cookie dough and roll in the cinnamon sugar mixture. Place on cookie sheets, 2” apart.
  • Bake for 10-14 minutes or until slightly golden brown around the edges. Cool 10 minutes on cookie sheet before removing to cooling rack. Store in an airtight container or freeze for up to one month.
Nutritional information not guaranteed to be accurate

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This post has been sponsored by Krusteaz. All opinions are 100% my own.


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Last Updated on September 7, 2021

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  1. rrrrreeeeeaaaaaallllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllyyyyyyyyyyy ggggggggggggggooooooooooooooooooooooooooddddddddddddddddddd

  2. Never thought I would end up printing an entire binder of “must make this” recipes from just your blog. But here I am 🤷‍♀️ Currently I have a pumpkin strudel coffee cake in the oven. Smells amazing!
    So, if you are wondering if new people are still finding and making your recipes long after you posted them, I’m letting you know, yes, yes we are.

  3. These are so tasty! Made them last night and they’re already almost gone! Perfectly chewy today. I had one for breakfast :p thanks for sharing recipe!

  4. Snickerdoodles have a FLAVOR…cream of tarter has to be included. I don’t know how well that will work with the pumpkin spices in the mix. You are making a Pumpkin, White chocolate, sugar cookie.

    1. I’ve made snickerdoodles without cream of tartar multiple times and they’re delicious. Cream of tartar isn’t a flavor, it’s a leavening agent.

      1. Becca, I’m with ya! Our fam has always thought the cream of tartar also adds a unique flavor to snickerdoodles. It takes more than a sprinkle of cinnamon-sugar to taste like a snickerdoodle, IMHO.

  5. I just made these and they are my favorite spice cookie so far! I had a different brand of boxed pumpkin quick bread in the cabinet, and it was only 14 oz. I added a little flour and a dash of pumpkin pie spice to make up for it, but I probably didn’t need it. The mixture is definitely thick, as the recipe says. I ended up adding maybe three tbsp of milk to thin it enough to turn it into a dough. The white chocolate chips are just the perfect little touch with these too. I used a 1” cookie scoop and baked them for 8-9 minutes and they came out perfect! 10/10. I’ll be making this again for sure!