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Plate of frosting sugar cookies

Vegan Pumpkin Sugar Cookies

  • Author: Mikyla
  • Prep Time: 40
  • Cook Time: 9
  • Total Time: 49 minutes
  • Yield: 12 cookies 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: baking
  • Diet: Gluten Free


Easy and gluten-free, these vegan pumpkin sugar cookies are perfect for the holidays! Plus, they’re fun to make, and delicious too!



Pumpkin Sugar Cookies:

  • 1 1/2 cup Bob’s gluten-free flour
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup vegan butter softened at room temperature
  • 2/3 cup coconut sugar (or regular sugar)
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon cloves
  • 1/8 teaspoon ginger
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda 
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla bean paste 
  • 1/8 tsp turmeric (optional)
  • 3 tablespoons corn starch (or arrowroot powder)

Frosting (optional):

  • 2 cup powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoons non-dairy milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric (optional-for color)



For pumpkin cookie:

  1. In a large bowl combine coconut oil, coconut sugar, vanilla bean paste, and pumpkin puree.
  2. In a medium bowl combine: gluten-free flour, salt, pumpkin pie spice, ginger, cloves, turmeric, baking soda, and corn starch. Whisk together.
  3. Add the flour mixture to the large bowl of wet ingredients. Stir until mixed.
  4. Shape the dough into a disc, cover with parchment paper or plastic wrap, and place in the fridge for 30 minutes.
  5. Preheat the oven to 350
  6. Roll out the dough on a floured surface, until it’s 1/2″ thick. Then slice the cookies into the desired shape using a cookie cutter. Remove the scraps and repeat until the dough is gone. 
  7. Place the cutout sugar cookies on a parchment-lined cookie sheet and bake for 8-10 minutes. 
  8. Transfer the cookies to a cooling rack and allow to cool completely before frosting.

Frosting (optional):

  1. Mix together sifted powdered sugar and turmeric in a bowl. 
  2. Add non-dairy milk to the desired consitency. 
  3. Scoop the frosting by spoonful into a piping bag and frost cookies as desired or use a butter knife and frost the tops of the cookies.
  4. Enjoy!


  • Serving Size: 1 cookie
  • Calories: 120

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