Looking for a Healthy Gluten Free Treat? These Soft Pumpkin Cookies are Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, and Sugar Free - They remind us of Enjoy Life Cookies, but without all the sugar and very little sweetener at that! Great not just for fall, but all year round.

Soft Gluten-free Pumpkin Cookies (vegan w/ gluten and sugar-free options)

Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: AIP, Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Keto, Low-Carb, Paleo, THM, Vegan
Keyword: gluten-free pumpkin cookies
These Soft Pumpkin Cookies are gluten free, vegan, and sugar free. Perfect for fall or all year round. The perfect allergy-free cookie.
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Ingredients

Wet Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsweetened pumpkin
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil (or other healthy fat, melted)
  • 1/4 cup xylitol (see Recipe Notes for sweetener alternatives)
  • 1 Tbsp orange flavoring or extract (try Nielsen-Massey or Frontier Flavor)
  • 1 Tbsp water

Dry Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cup gluten-free flour (use almond flour for low-carb, tiger nut flour for AIP - see notes above)
  • 3-4 scoops stevia extract (each scoop is 1/32 tsp)
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped or ground nuts (optional)

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375. Combine pumpkin, oil, sweetener, and orange flavoring in a medium bowl.
  • Add flour, baking soda, & seasonings. Mix just 'til combined.
  • Fold in nuts if using.
  • Make spoonfuls or scoops with a 2 Tbsp muffin scoop. If desired, roll in a bit of granulated sweetener before baking. You get a really nice "punch" of sweetness without adding a lot of sweetener when you coat cookies rather than adding more to the batter. :-P.
  • Place spoonfuls or scoops on a baking sheet (the scoops result in a cookie that really resembles the Enjoy Life ones :-)).
  • Bake 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned. They will harden a bit as they cool, but will still be nice and soft.