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Gluten Free Pumpkin Cookies With Cream Cheese Frosting

December 13, 2022
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These Gluten Free Pumpkin Cookies are melt in your mouth soft and topped with a delicious cream cheese frosting. They’re made with simple ingredients and even the gluten eaters in your life will love them!

gluten free pumpkin cookies

Soft pumpkin cookies are the perfect fall recipe. They are lightly seasoned with cinnamon and pumpkin pie spice and smell delicious while baking. This recipe was tested with Bob’s Red Mill 1:1 gluten free flour blend and that’s the only flour I recommend.

Need more gluten free pumpkin recipes? Try my Pumpkin Cream Cheese Dip!

gluten free pumpkin cookies

Gluten Free Pumpkin Cookies – Ingredients

gluten free pumpkin cookies

Gluten Free Pumpkin Cookies – How To Make

First, to make this pumpkin cookies recipe, add the butter and sugar to a stand mixer bowl and beat until light and fluffy. About 2 minutes. You can also use a hand mixer if you’d prefer. Just be sure to use a large mixing bowl as this recipe makes a lot of dough.

Next, add in the egg and vanilla and mix until well combined. 

Fianlly, add in the pumpkin puree, cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.

Mix until a dough is formed.

Next, using a 1.5 tablespoon cookie scoop, scoop the dough onto a lined baking sheet. I love using this parchment paper because it’s unbleached.  Bake the cookies for about 12-14 minutes.

When they’re done, let the gluten-free pumpkin cookies cool to room temperature before frosting. 

gluten free pumpkin cookies

How To Make The Frosting

Making the frosting couldn’t be easier. Combine the cream cheese and softened butter into a stand mixer and beat until combined and smooth.

Next, add in the powdered sugar, salt, and vanilla extract. Mix once more until the frosting is light and fluffy.

Gluten Free Pumpkin Cookies – Recipe Tips

1) I don’t recommend making any substitutions in this recipe. Coconut oil won’t work in place of the butter, and light brown sugar in place of the white sugar will change the flavor.

2) To make gluten free pumpkin chocolate chip cookies, just leave off the cream cheese frosting, and mix in 1 cup of chocolate chips to the batter before scooping onto the sheet pan. 

3) When making the frosting, make sure your cream cheese and butter or softened to room temperature, but not overly soft.

4) I only recommend baking with Libby’s pumpkin puree, because it has significantly less moisture than other brands – which will produce a better cookie.

Who says gluten free desserts aren’t delicious?! Enjoy!

gluten free pumpkin cookies

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More gluten free cookies:

Almond Flour Shortbread
Chewy Gluten Free Oatmeal Cookies
Gluten Free Sugar Cookies
Almond Flour Snickerdoodles

Gluten Free Pumpkin Cookies

These Gluten Free Pumpkin Cookies are melt in your mouth soft and topped with a delicious cream cheese frosting. They're made with simple ingredients and even the gluten eaters in your life will love them!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time13 mins
Total Time18 mins
Servings: 36 cookies
Author: Jill from Simply Jillicious

INGREDIENTS

For The Cookies

  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup Libby's pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling)
  • 2 cups Bob's Red Mill gluten free 1:1 flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

For The Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 4 oz cream cheese (softened to room temperature)
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter (softened to room temperature)
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar (for super smooth frosting make sure to sift it!)
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • pinch of sea salt

INSTRUCTIONS

For The Cookies

  • Preheat the oven and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • Add the butter and sugar into a stand mixer bowl and beat until light and fluffy. About 2 minutes. This recipe will also work using a hand mixer if that's your preference.
  • Add in the egg and vanilla and mix to combine.
  • Add the pumpkin puree, cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, baking soda, baking powder and salt, and mix until a dough is formed.
  • Scoop the dough onto the lined baking sheet using a 1.5 tablespoon cookie scoop.
  • Bake the cookies for 12-14 minutes.
  • Let the cookies come to room temperature before frosting.

For The Frosting

  • In a stand mixer, combine the butter and cream cheese and mix until smooth.
  • Add in powdered sugar, vanilla, and salt until light and fluffy.
  • Spread onto the cookies once cooled.
Nutrition Facts
Gluten Free Pumpkin Cookies
Serving Size
 
1 cookie
Amount per Serving
Calories
100
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
5
g
8
%
Cholesterol
 
18
mg
6
%
Sodium
 
104
mg
5
%
Carbohydrates
 
13
g
4
%
Fiber
 
0.4
g
2
%
Sugar
 
5.8
g
6
%
Protein
 
0.7
g
1
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Recipe Type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cookies, gluten free, pumpkin
Diet: gluten free
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