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Gluten Free Pumpkin Cookies

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A delicious Gluten-Free, Pumpkin Cookie! Great for that holiday cookie exchange.

These are so cute decorated as Rudolph or a candy cane!

Makes: Varies (10 sample) servings

Time: 60-70 Minutes


  • 2 1/2 Cup almond flour or GF baking mix (such as Pamela’s)
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/2 Stick Butter, melted
  • 3/4 Cup Coconut Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Pumpkin, canned
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • Assorted Toppings for Decorating: dried cranberries, chocolate chips, pretzels, white chocolate chips
  • 2 Tablespoons Baking Chocolate, Melted


  1. Spray baking sheets with oil or place parchment paper on top.
  2. In a medium bowl combine flour and baking soda.
  3. In a large bowl, mix together melted butter and coconut sugar. Stir in pumpkin mix and vanilla. Next blend in flour mixture.
  4. Chill dough for 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 350°F while dough is chilling.
  5. Roll dough into 3/4-1″ balls. Place on baking sheet and gently flatten with palm of the hand. Make into round or oval shapes.
  6. Bake for 8-10 minutes.

*For Rudolph Shape: Remove from oven and immediately place eyes and nose for Rudolph. Press 2 pretzels at top of head to make indents for antlers. After cookies have cooled, secure pretzels with a dab of melted chocolate.

*For Candy Cane Shape: Steps 1 – 4 are the same. Then roll dough on a floured cutting board to about 1/2″ thick. Cut out candy cane shapes and place on baking sheet.  Bake for 8-10 minutes.  Remove from oven and immediately place white chocolate chips in diagonal lines.  Once all chips are placed, use a small knife to carefully smooth out chips into a line.



Jan Pinnington

Jan Pinnington is the founder of Healthy Hands Cooking.

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