Pumpkin season – deep sign. Yes, it is that amazing. I love pumpkin bread because of the cinnamon and nutmeg combination with the pumpkin. These flavors together are so warm and cozy that it makes so much sense to be associated with fall! I have a few pumpkin bread recipes on my sites like this classic gluten-free and vegan pumpkin bread with chocolate chips, and then this delicious pumpkin bread with a streusel topping. Both are so fun but something about pumpkin cookies that have the same properties of a muffin top gives me fall goosebumps.
I grew up in the hills of the Bay Area, and falls in this region are absolutely perfect. They are fresh and crisp in the morning, warming up for beautiful midday and cooling off in the evening while the bay fog rolls over the hills. As a kid, my sister and I would rush home from school, bake pumpkin bread from the trusty Trader Joe’s box mix (not gluten-free haha!), and watch the fog settle in over the hills while it baked. Filling the house with warm spices and sweet sugary scents. We would slice off a thick piece of bread and rush downstairs to snuggle on the couch after dinner while we settled into our favorite show, Psych (y’all need to watch it!).
Why Pumpkin Cookies?
Why not pumpkin cookies is the real question! I love that pumpkin cookies are soft, fluffy, and the best parts of the top of pumpkin bread but in an easy to eat cookie form. These cookies are not too sweet, but have a really nice balance of spice, sweet, and chocolate! I brought them to my team at work and they were gone instantly! Each bite is melt in your mouth deliciousness for fall!
All the flavor of pumpkin bread but in cookie form! These cookies are sweet, spicy and fluffy speckled with rich chocolate chips for extra flavor.
1/2 cup of vegan butter
1 cup of sugar
2 tsp of vanilla extract
2 tsp of ground cinnamon
1 tsp of nutmeg
1/4 tsp of ground ginger
1/2 tsp of ground all spice
1/4 tsp of ground clove
1 tsp of baking powder
1 cup of canned pumpkin
1 3/4 cup of gluten free flour
1/2 cup of chocolate chips
Preheat your oven to 350°F and line your baking sheet with parchment
In a mixing bowl, cream your vegan butter with your sugar until the butter and sugar become fluffy in texture
Next add your spices and baking powder, stir until combined
Next add in your vanilla extract and your cup of canned pumpkin
Stir until the batter is incorporated
Next add in your flour 1/2 cup at a time until the batter starts to form
Remove the paddle from your stand mixer and fold in your chocolate chips
Using a big spoon or an ice cream scoop, scoop your cookie dough onto a lined cookie sheet
Bake your cookies for about 18-20 minutes for 2.5″ cookie
Let them cool for 5-10 minutes before eating
* can use pumpkin pie spice – omit the other spices and use 2.5 tsp of pumpkin pie spice
Keywords: gluten free pumpkin cookies, gluten free and vegan pumpkin cookies
Pumpkin is a great egg substitute!
I love using pumpkin for not only pumpkin forward desserts but for an egg replacement as well! The natural moisture in the squash and volume mimics an egg when you bake! In this recipe, the 1 cup of pumpkin not only adds flavor but it gives these cookies tons of moisture. The canned pumpkin also gives these cookies a fluffy texture. Talk about moist, fluffy, and heavenly cookies!
Give them a try!
You should 500% make these and get into the fall spirit! Not only have I made these 4 times since I created the final recipe, but I will be making them ALL year long! I am that person that stockpiles canned pumpkin so when I test recipes in July for November, I have pumpkin on deck! Maybe that is just a funny thing food bloggers do? You tell me! I would love to see if you test them out, tag me in your posts @frontpaigebakes! Happy Fall baking!
Crunchy, sweet, and full of oatmeal flavor, these cookies are a true staple!
I LOVE an oatmeal cookie. But I am picky, my oatmeal cookies need to have a touch of cinnamon and need to be crispy. If they are squishy, it drives me nuts. I have no idea why, because, chocolate chip cookies, sugar cookies and snickerdoodles MUST be soft.
Eating a oatmeal cookie is a something of pure joy. The earthy oats mixed with the sugar and the light hint of cinnamon, I mean perfection!
A few months ago (wow!) I did sugar-free January! This personal challenge really helped me reset my taste buds and enjoy food again! The challenge for me was not to loose weight, or to lean out, it was truly to wean myself off of the dependency of sugar. During the holidays, sugar is freakin’ everywhere. It is so easy to grab a cookie at 4pm hunger rather than an apple.
I am a huge double chocolate lover. Those double chocolate costco muffins use to be my all time fave, but alas…they ain’t vegan or gluten-free and would most likely kill me from a dairy attack and definitely from the enriched wheat flour.
no sugar, no gluten, no dairy+ animal products, ALL the flavor and ALL the sweetness of a double chocolate chip cookie!
1/2 of a ripe banana
1/4 cup of maple syrup or sugar free maple syrup
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup of flax meal
2 tbsp of peanut butter ( I like creamy)
1/2 cup of cashew milk (or nut milk)
1/3 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 tsp of baking powder
1 cup of almond flour
1/2 cup of sugar-free chocolate chips (I love Lilly’s brand!)
pre-heat your oven to 350°F and line your baking sheet with a silicon mat or parchment paper
in a bowl break down your banana until very small chunks are left
add in your maple syrup, peanut butter, salt, and baking powder
next add in your vanilla and maple syrup
using a fork, mix in your almond flour and your flax meal
lastly, fold in your cocoa powder and chocolate chips
using two teaspoons, scoop your cookies on to a sheet pan and bake for 15 minutes until formed
let cool and enjoy!
Serving Size:1 cookie
Keywords: sugar free, gluten free and vegan double chocolate chip cookies
These little cookies have all the chocolate flavor, hidden pockets of chocolate chips. A light and fluffy texture but 0 sugar, 0 gluten, 0 dairy + animal product and LOW CARB! When you eliminate sugar you eliminate tons of unnecessary carbs!
I love to have two of these little cookies for breakfast with my coffee, the sweetness is a fun balance with the rich coffee flavor!
Enjoy these healthy cookies and live free of sugar and gross additives! Tag me if you make them! Hugs!
This past week was the worst week of my life. Without starting this post of really negative, we had a really scary thing happen with our sweet baby dog. She’s been with us for 4.5 years and truly my best friend. She’s all I have and has been my rock. We have moved to California together, Utah, Florida, back to Utah and now Montana with each other.
Last week she started feeling really sick and so we took her to the emergency vet, she spent 3 nights in the doggie hospital and pulled through. All I felt like doing last week was crumbling into a million pieces. I couldn’t eat, I couldn’t sleep and Drew and I were just a puddle of fear. Our baby is home with us now. She is resting and recovery and we are just holding her so close to our hearts now that she is back in our arms.
I was restless and started baking. Since I personally gave up refined sugars, I baked these and had some friends try them and let me know how they tasted! For sugar free January this year, I gave up stevia and 0 calorie sweeteners as well, but if you are looking for a refined sugar free cookie, these are your cookie!
These chocolate chip cookies, are ideally sweet, soft and bendy but full of chocolate chips. Let’s get to baking!
There is a trend with me and chocolate cookies. I absolutely love chocolate cookies that are tender and sweet but also really taste the cocoa!
Christmas seems to be the time where you get endless tins of mediocre peppermint bark in varying shapes, thickness and more. I am starting a trend where we give out these cookies instead! They are still full of peppermint and chocolate flavor but will switch up the annual cookie or sweet give!
These cookies are so easy to make, soft on the inside with a brownie like crunch on the outside! The soft peppermint filling in the cookie chunks add a delicious peppermint flavor to the chocolate flavor of the cookie.
This recipe has been in my books for a while now! After weeks of testing different protein powders and nut butters, I finally have found the perfect ratio! Think of the softest brownie, mixed with the crisp edges of a cookie with melted peanut butter on top. I mean straight PERFECTION!
These cookies are not only delicious but they are the easiest cookies to make! Just a few simple ingredients, packed with fiber and protein!
Peanut butter and chocolate are two of my absolute favorite flavors together. I love how the creamy peanut butter offsets the sharp notes in chocolate and adds depth to both flavors. When baking with protein powder, there is a delicate balance of adding flavor to make it still taste light and fresh instead of chalky. With vegan protein powders especially, the pea protein adds a grassy flavor to the protein, but this is easily muted with the fat and flavor of nut butter!
soft, sweet, spicy and perfect cookie for the winter months!
1/2 cups of vegan butter
3/4 cups of granulated sugar
1 tsp of ground cinnamon
1 cup of 1:1 gluten-free flour (bob’s red mill is my fave!)
1/2 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tsp of vanilla extract
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp of baking powder
1/4 cup of almond milk
1/2 cup of granulated sugar
2 tablespoons of ground cinnamon
preheat your oven to 350°F and line your baking sheet with parchment, reusable silicon pad or grease with vegan butter
in a bowl with a mixer cream your vegan butter with your sugar – about 3 minutes until light and fluffy
once they are mixed add in your vanilla extract, almond milk, baking powder, salt, cocoa powder and ground cinnamon
next add in your gluten-free flour, 1/4 cup at a time until well combined
in a separate bowl, mix your ground cinnamon (2 tbsp) and sugar until evenly mixed and set aside
pinch 1″ ball of dough and roll in the palms of your hands to form a ball, roll each ball in the sugar and cinnamon topping and set onto the baking sheet 2″ apart
repeat until your dough is all rolled
bake for 10-12 minutes and enjoy warm!
* can use regular milk or any milk alternative *ovens may differ in temperature, so bake times might change
Test out these for the holidays! For sure these delicious nibbles will be at our table!
One tradition we have at Christmas is serving tons of cookies, candies and pies for ultimate dessert game after dinner! Instead of classic snickerdoodles this year we are including more new recipes! In a family of chocolate lovers, they are sure to love this recipes! Test it out and let me know what you think, I love the feedback! Tag me on your posts @frontpaigebakes!