pumpkin sugar cookies

Vegan Pumpkin Sugar Cookies

  • Author: thebananadiaries
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 7
  • Total Time: 12 minutes
  • Yield: 22 1x


Easy and delicious vegan pumpkin sugar cookies with a simple vanilla icing! Completely gluten free and dairy free, these cookies are fun to make and perfect for the holidays!



Pumpkin Sugar Cookies

  • 1 1/2 cups gluten free 1-to-1 baking flour (swap in all-purpose flour for regular and cassava flour for Paleo, at equal ratios)
  • 1/2 cup vegan butter or coconut oil, softened to room temperature
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 3/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 3 tbsp arrowroot powder


  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 23 tbsp almond or coconut milk


  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, spices, sugar, and arrowroot powder.
  2. Fold in the remaining wet ingredients and mix until it’s a thick and consistent dough.
  3. Shape the dough into a flat and thick disk, wrap it with plastic wrap or parchment paper, and place it into the fridge to chill for 30 minutes.
  4. When the dough is ready, roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface and with a floured rolling pin until it’s about 1/4 of an inch thick.
  5. Use the pumpkin cookie cutter to cut pumpkin shaped cookies, and place them onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  6. Place the cookies into the fridge again to chill while the oven preheats to 350F. 
  7. Place the cookies into the oven and bake for 7-9 minutes, or until set.
  8. Remove and let cool for 20-30 minutes before icing.
  9. To make the icing, whisk together the powdered sugar and dairy free milk until thick. It should not be runny.
  10. Spoon the icing into the piping bags and pipe your designs.
  11. Enjoy!

  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American

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