Pumpkin Snickerdoodles

Pumpkin keeps these gluten free pumpkin snickerdoodles so light and fluffy! With warm fall spices, every bite tastes like fall! Perfect for sharing with friends. 

A pile of pumpkin snickerdoodle cookies in a red bowl with one cookie on the surface.

If you don’t know what I’m about to tell you by now, you haven’t been reading closely enough. I. LOVE. PUMPKIN. Sadly, the pumpkin season is almost over. I think Thanksgiving kind of ends the pumpkin and brings on all those Wintery flavors so I only have a few days left to fit in a few more recipes. Last time there was a sale on pumpkin puree at the grocery store I grabbed 10 cans and I’m pretty sure the cashier thought I was crazy. Not as crazy as when I buy 10 packs of butter when it’s on sale, but still, crazy. He gave me a little sideways glance that either said “i’m intrigued” or “what is wrong with you.” I’m always hoping for the first one, but its probably the second. Whatever. He’d be jealous now if he saw these cookies. These cookies are fluffy, pumpkiny, and sweet. As always, pumpkin makes this dessert fluffy and cakey, which I personally like. I brought these to work and everyone loved them. We decided since the pumpkin made them cake that they could be considered donuts and it was acceptable to eat them at 7am! I think they’d be a great addition to a Thanksgiving get together, don’t you think?

A stack of pumpkin snickerdoodle cookies with one cookie leaning against the stack.

Gluten Free Pumpkin Snickerdoodles

Pumpkin keeps these gluten free pumpkin snickerdoodles so light and fluffy! With warm fall spices, every bite tastes like fall! Perfect for sharing with friends. 
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Chilling Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 22 minutes
Servings: 48 cookies
Calories: 101kcal
Author: Megan

Ingredients

For the cookies:

  • 3 3/4 cups gluten free flour blend
  • 1 tsp xanthan gum (if your blend doesn't already contain it)
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup unsalted butter (at room temperature)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract

For the sugar coating:

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/8 tsp allspice

Instructions

  • In a medium bowl, combine the flour, xanthan gum (if using), baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, beat together the butter and sugars on medium speed until the creamed together and the butter looks lighter in color, about 2-3 minutes.
  • Blend in the pumpkin, vanilla, and egg until combined.
  • Then, gradually add in the flour mixture, blending until just incorporated.
  • Chill the dough in the refrigerator for 1 hour.
  • Preheat oven to 350F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • In a small bowl, combine granulated sugar, cinnamon, ginger and allspice and give it a stir to combine.
  • Using an ice cream scoop, scoop out balls of dough and roll them in the palms of your hand until their rounded.
  • Place the ball of dough into the bowl with sugar in it and roll it around until the dough is coated. Place on the baking sheet. Repeat until you are finished, spacing the cookie dough balls 2-3 inches apart.
  • With the bottom of a drinking glass, gently press down on each cookie ball so that it is slightly flattened.
  • Bake cookies at 350F for 10 to 12 minutes. Let stand on the baking sheet for 5 minutes and then transfer to a wire rack to finish cooling.

Nutrition

Calories: 101kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 28mg | Potassium: 29mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 720IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 0.5mg
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A pile of pumpkin snickerdoodle cookies in a red bowl with one cookie leaning against the bowl.

Source: Recipe from Annie’s Eats

 

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I’m Megan

A gluten-free food blogger from Chicago and lover of all things food, showing you gluten-free can be easy and delicious, too. Let’s make gluten-free stress free together! Read more…

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