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Gluten Free Pumpkin Cookies

Soft and chewy pumpkin chip oatmeal cookie sandwiches stuffed with pumpkin spiced cream cheese frosting.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cookie sandwiches, fall dessert recipes, pumpkin cookies
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Resting Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 7 sandwiches
Calories 501 kcal

Ingredients

Pumpkin Oatmeal Chip Cookies:

  • 1-1/2 cups gluten free oat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 3/4 cup old fashioned rolled oats use gluten free if necessary
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil softened to room temperature
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup pumpkin puree not pumpkin pie filling, room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened apple sauce
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin spice chips

Pumpkin Spiced Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • 4 ounces 1/2 cup of cream cheese
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter softened
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 3/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin puree not pumpkin pie filling
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon heavy cream

Instructions

Make the Cookies:

  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and pumpkin pie spice. Stir in oats. Set aside.
  2. Cream together softened coconut oil, granulated sugar, and brown sugar until no lumps are present. The mixture should be gritty.
  3. Add vanilla extract, pumpkin and applesauce mixing until well combined.
  4. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix together with a large spoon or rubber spatula being careful not to over-mix. Fold in the pumpkin spice chips or your favorite chips.
  5. The dough will be very soft, so make sure you chill the dough in the refrigerator for at least 15-30 minutes or covered up to 3 days.
  6. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats. Remove dough from refrigerator.

  7. Using a medium cookie scoop, measure out 2 tablespoons of dough balls and place on prepared baking pans. Slightly flatten the dough balls with a spatula. Top with more chips if desired.
  8. Bake the cookies for 13-15 minutes until edges are slightly golden. Be careful not to overbake.
  9. Allow the cookies to cool for at least 10 minutes on the cookie sheets before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely. For quicker and best results, chill cookies in the fridge for an hour to help speed up the process and allow the cookies to harden slightly so they are able to hold the frosting.

Make the Frosting:

  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat cream cheese for 3 minutes until light and creamy. Add butter and continue beating for another 2 minutes. Add cinnamon, ginger, cloves, nutmeg (or pumpkin pie spice) and vanilla extract and slowly add powdered sugar until you reach your desired consistency. Add pumpkin puree and heavy cream and beat until fully incorporated. Add more powdered sugar if needed.

Assembling:

  1. Use a small offset spatula or a pastry bag fitted with Wilton tip 1M and add frosting to the bottom of one cookie. Top with another cookie.

Recipe Notes

*To make your own oat flour, grind up rolled oats in a high speed food processor or blender into a fine blend. Bob's Red Mill also sells oat flour which works great in here.

Nutrition Facts
Gluten Free Pumpkin Cookies
Amount Per Serving (1 sandwich)
Calories 501 Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Fat 23g35%
Saturated Fat 16g80%
Cholesterol 33mg11%
Sodium 182mg8%
Potassium 187mg5%
Carbohydrates 73g24%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 57g63%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 2550IU51%
Vitamin C 0.7mg1%
Calcium 95mg10%
Iron 1.5mg8%
* Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy using the WPRM recipe calculator. It is best to make your own calculations to ensure accuracy. We expressly disclaim any and all liability of any kind with respect to any act or omission wholly or in part in reliance on anything contained in this website. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.