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3 cream cheese frosted gluten free pumpkin cookies on silver-rimmed white plate
Gluten Free Pumpkin Cookies
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
12 mins
Total Time
27 mins
 

These Gluten Free Pumpkin Cookies, with cream cheese frosting, are a must-try for pumpkin fans! They’re soft, sweet, perfectly spiced, and packed with pumpkin flavor.

Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American, Gluten free
Yield: 28 cookies
Calories: 177 kcal
Ingredients:
For the Cookies:
  • 2 1/2 cups gluten free flour blend
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar, lightly packed
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin, not pumpkin pie filling
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
For the Frosting:
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Directions:
For the Cookies:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line baking pans with silicone liners or parchment paper.

  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the gluten free flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, and salt until combined.

  3. In a medium mixing bowl, beat the butter and sugars until creamy. Add the pumpkin, egg, and vanilla and beat until completely incorporated.

  4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir until just combined.

  5. Using a 2-tablespoon scoop, drop the dough, 3 inches apart, on the prepared pans. Lightly press the dough balls into round discs.

  6. Bake for 9-11 minutes until the cookies are set and the tops are no longer glossy. Remove from oven and let cool on pan for 3 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

For the Frosting:
  1. In a medium mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese and butter until creamy.

  2. Add the powdered sugar, salt, and vanilla. Beat the ingredients together until everything is combined and the frosting is creamy.

  3. Use a butter knife to generously frost the cooled cookies.

Notes

Recipe adapted from Chelsea's Messy Apron

Nutrition Facts
Gluten Free Pumpkin Cookies
Amount Per Serving (1 cookie)
Calories 177 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 25mg8%
Sodium 130mg6%
Potassium 49mg1%
Carbohydrates 29g10%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 20g22%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 1580IU32%
Vitamin C 0.3mg0%
Calcium 29mg3%
Iron 0.6mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.