Gluten Free Pumpkin Cookie Recipe

Gluten Free Pumpkin Cookie Recipe

Foodista said it best, when describing my Fox 5 video on my Perfect Pumpkin Desserts:

Jules Shepard, author of Nearly Normal Cooking For Gluten-Free Eating, Free for All Cooking: 150 Easy Gluten-Free, Allergy-Friendly Recipes the Whole Family Can Enjoy and the gluten free genius behind Jules Gluten Free Flour Blend shares 4 perfect gluten free pumpkin recipes on Fox – Washington D.C.’s local newscast! Check out the video below for her amazing tutorial on how to create these delicious gluten free confections, including…

  • Pumpkin Pie
  • Pumpkin Cookies
  • Pumpkin Cake
  • Pumpkin Cornbread Muffins

Gluten Free Pumpkin Cookie Recipe

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  • 2 1/2 cups gfJules™ All Purpose Gluten-Free Flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cloves
  • 1/2 tsp. sea salt
  • 1/2 cup butter or non-dairy alternative (e.g. Earth Balance® Buttery Sticks)
  • 1/2 cup granulated cane sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1 cup pumpkin purée (canned or fresh, cooked)
  • 1 egg (or Ener-G® Egg Replacer, reconstituted)
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract


  • 1 cup confectioner’s sugar
  • 2 Tbs. milk or non-dairy alternative like vanilla soy, almond, coconut or hemp milk
  • 1/2 tsp. pure vanilla extract


Whisk together all the dry ingredients except the sugars in a large bowl and set aside.

Using an electric mixer, cream the sugars and butter until fluffy.  Add the molasses, pumpkin, egg and vanilla, beating until creamed.  Stir in the dry ingredients until combined.  Wrap tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate until the dough is chilled.

Preheat oven to 350° F for static ovens, 325° F for convection.

Prepare a cookie sheet by covering with parchment paper.  Drop the cookies by rounded tablespoons onto the parchment paper.  Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until they resist falling when lightly touched with a finger.

Set the cookies aside to cool while preparing the icing by stirring the ingredients together in a small bowl until all the lumps are incorporated.  When the cookies are somewhat cooled, drizzle the glaze onto the tops of the cookies in a criss-cross pattern or over the entire tops with a spoon.


16 thoughts on “Gluten Free Pumpkin Cookie Recipe

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  2. Yumm didn’t think about pumpkin seed — great idea. I was thinking craisins too- but I may save them for the oatmeal cookie!

    • Interesting idea, Yvette! I’d think this would work with my cookie mix. From the recipe, leave out my flour, the baking powder and baking soda, sugar and molasses. Add the spices and all other ingredients (eggs, butter, vanilla, pumpkin, etc). Let me know how it goes!

  3. I’ve been looking for this recipe for long. Years ago, when I was teenager, my sister and I made this at home but we didn’t keep the recipe. And now, with the help of uncle google, there it is, this recipe popped up before my eyes through your blog. Thanks for sharing. It’ll bring a great memory of the old day ;)

  4. These are chilling in my fridge right now ready to hop in the oven in a bit– after my Thanksgiving rolls are done baking (your recipe- yum!).
    I didn’t see where it is written to put the molasses in, so I put it with the other wet ingredients- egg, pumpkin, etc. Am I just blind, or… Just wanted to give a heads-up in case I am not blind! And my house smells delicious right now with all that cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg- so yummy!

    • Jocelyn – I absolutely love the smell of those spices filling my kitchen! Such wonderful memories they evoke, too! I reviewed the recipe and you are right that I neglected to include the molasses in the directions, so I fixed it. Thanks for the heads up!

  5. Delicious! I was impressed to have GF cookies turn out so moist and fluffy – not thin, crispy and tasteless. Thanks for a great recipe!

  6. These are SUPER DELICIOUS!!! I put the glaze in a cake decorating bag, used a chip clip on both ends (so it didn’t ooze out), then carefully took the chip clip off the piping end to create a really professional looking cookie. I took them to a party, and they were a HIT!!

    • Annie – very smart! Sounds like they were not only tasty but looked professionally-decorated! Glad you were able to indoctrinate gluten eaters into the joys of delicious gluten-free eating!!! :)

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