These pumpkin sugar cookies are crisp and light, with a bit of cinnamon. These are perfect for enjoying with a cup of tea!
How soon after Thanksgiving do you get into Christmas cookie mode?
Right away? Once December is here?
Well, these pumpkin sugar cookies will bridge the gap between fall baking and holiday baking. They’re sugar cookies, which is holiday-ish, but they’re also cinnamon spiced, and shaped like leaves, so that says fall.
These are light and crisp, and are wonderful for a treat that’s not too sweet. If you want to make them sweeter, you can make some dairy free buttercream frosting to go on top. But a dusting of cinnamon sugar on these gluten free sugar cookies is really just right.
What is the best gluten free flour for sugar cookies?
I find that a lot of different gluten free flour blends work well for sugar cookies. My homemade gluten free flour blend works well, and so does Namaste Perfect Flour Blend, Now Foods Gluten Free Flour, and Enjoy Life All-Purpose Flour Mix.
Should you add sprinkles to sugar cookies before or after baking?
If you wanted to add sprinkles to these cookies, you should add them after baking. You will need to frost them, and then add your sprinkles. Adding sprinkles to the cookies prior to baking will result in the colors bleeding.
What can be used in place of vegan buttery spread?
You can use palm shortening, margarine, or regular dairy butter if you prefer. I don’t think coconut oil will work well – the texture of the cookies will change.
How do you keep gluten free cookies from spreading?
If you chill the cookie dough, and work quickly when you’re rolling the dough and cutting out shapes, the dough should not spread. Just make sure the dough is thoroughly chilled before rolling.
How do you make pumpkin sugar cookies?
- Beat the vegan buttery spread and sugar together until light and fluffy.
- Add the pumpkin puree and mix.
- Add the dry ingredients and mix together on low speed.
- Chill the dough in the refrigerator.
- Roll out the dough and cut out desired shapes. Sprinkle cinnamon sugar on top of cookies.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes.
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Pumpkin Sugar Cookies (Gluten Free, Vegan).
These gluten free vegan pumpkin sugar cookies are light and crisp, and so delicious with a cup of hot cocoa.
Place the vegan buttery spread and the sugar in a mixing bowl and beat until light and fluffy - about a minute or two.
Add the pumpkin puree and vanilla and mix together.
Add the dry ingredients, except for the tablespoon of cinnamon sugar, and mix on low speed until the dough comes together.
Divide the dough in half, and pat into two discs. Wrap in plastic wrap, and place in the refrigerator for one hour, or in the freezer for 30 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper.
Place the dough on a rolling surface that has been coated with gluten free flour. Dust a rolling pin with flour. Take one disc of dough and roll it out to a thickness of ¼ inch. If the dough seems too dry, sprinkle a little water on and use your hands to pat it in.
Use cookie cutters to cut out shapes. Carefully place the cookies on the cookie sheet. Sprinkle cinnamon sugar on the cookies.
Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes. Repeat with remaining dough.
Allow the cookies to cool before removing from the cookie sheets.
This recipe makes about 40-50 cookies, depending what size cookie cutters you use.
If you use extra large cookie cutters, it will make less.
Nutrition facts are for one cookie.
Store leftover cookies in an airtight container - they should stay fresh for about 5 days.