Gluten Free Pumpkin Pie Cookies

5 from 8 votes

These gluten free pumpkin cookies with maple cream cheese frosting are melt in your mouth delicious. Each cookie tastes like a mini pumpkin pie!

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These cookies taste like pumpkin pie!

These gluten free pumpkin cookies are so fun to make and taste like mini little pumpkin pies.

The cookie itself is made from a simple coconut flour base with real pumpkin and pure maple syrup as a natural sweetener.

Pair it with homemade cream cheese frosting swirled thick on top for the perfect layered fall dessert.

Ingredients to make gluten free pumpkin cookies

  • canned pumpkin: not pumpkin pie filling
  • pure maple syrup
  • vanilla extract
  • baking powder
  • coconut flour
  • salt
  • pumpkin pie spice
  • eggs
  • plain nonfat greek yogurt
  • cream cheese
  • powdered sugar
pumpkin pie cookie on a plate

How to make gluten free pumpkin pie cookies

Step 1: Add the coconut flour, salt, pumpkin pie spice, and baking powder to a mixing bowl and whisk to combine. Add the pumpkin, maple syrup, vanilla extract, and eggs to a separate mixing bowl and mix well. Add the dry ingredients to the wet and whisk until combined.

Step 2: Form the pumpkin cookies and place them on a nonstick baking sheet (they will not rise, so the shape that you form will stay that way for the most part)

Step 3: Bake the pumpkin cookies at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes, or until the bottoms are cooked. The cookie will stay soft. Gently transfer cookies to a cooling rack using a spatula (they will be delicate while hot).

These pumpkin cookies are not your normal cookies. They are a bit softer than most, and very delicate. Once cooled, these cookies taste very similar to pumpkin pie texture.

two pumpkin cookies stacked with the top one missing a bite

Making the cream cheese frosting

While the cookies cool, it is time to make the cream cheese greek yogurt frosting.

Step 4: Add the cream cheese and powdered sugar to a mixing bowl and beat until combined. Next, add the greek yogurt, maple syrup, and vanilla extract and beat until smooth.

Step 5: Once cookies have cooled, add a generous dollop of frosting to the top, using a spoon to swirl it around. Chill the cookies in the fridge at least one hour.

two pumpkin pie cookies on a plate

These cookies should be served chilled for best taste (just like pumpkin pie). Try these this fall for a delicious gluten free pumpkin dessert!

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5 from 8 votes

Gluten Free Pumpkin Cookies

By: Joy Shull
These gluten free pumpkin pie cookies with cream cheese greek yogurt frosting are the perfect mini fall dessert. Each cookie tastes like a mini pumpkin pie!
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 12 minutes
Total: 22 minutes
Servings: 15

Ingredients 

For the gluten free pumpkin cookies

  • ¾ cup canned pumpkin
  • ½ cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • ¾ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ cup coconut flour
  • teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 eggs

For the Cream Cheese Frosting

  • ¼ cup plain nonfat greek yogurt
  • 4 oz reduced fat cream cheese, softened
  • ¼ cup powdered sugar
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup pure maple syrup

Instructions 

  • Add the coconut flour, salt, pumpkin pie spice, and baking powder to a mixing bowl and whisk to combine. set aside
  • Add the pumpkin, maple syrup, vanilla extract, and eggs to a separate mixing bowl
  • Whisk well to combine
  • Add the dry ingredients to the wet, whisking until thoroughly mixed
  • Form the cookies and place them on a baking sheet (they will not rise, so the shape that you form will stay that way for the most part)
  • Bake the pumpkin cookies at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes, or until the bottoms are lightly brownied. The cookie will stay soft.
  • Gently transfer cookies to a cooling rack using a spatula (they will be delicate while hot)
  • While the cookies are cooling, make the frosting
  • Add the cream cheese and powdered sugar to a mixing bowl and beat until combined (be sure to do this step first and not mix all of the ingredients at once)
  • Add the greek yogurt, maple syrup, and vanilla extract
  • Use an electric mixer to beat until silky smooth
  • Once the cookies have cooled, add a generous dollop of frosting to the top, using a spoon to swirl the tops
  • Chill the pumpkin cookies in the fridge for at least 1 hour before serving

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Notes

When making the frosting, be sure to just beat the softened cream cheese and powdered sugar together first before adding the other ingredients. The frosting will not combine properly if you attempt to mix it all at once

Nutrition

Calories: 101kcal, Carbohydrates: 17g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 2g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g, Monounsaturated Fat: 1g, Trans Fat: 0.002g, Cholesterol: 26mg, Sodium: 88mg, Potassium: 95mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 13g, Vitamin A: 1980IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 51mg, Iron: 0.4mg
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8 Comments

    1. They should be good in the refrigerator for 3 – 5 days, but I wouldn’t freeze them. Due to the cream cheese greek yogurt frosting I do not know if it would curdle when defrosting. Hope that helps!

    1. This recipe is tested with maple syrup which has a unique texture, so I cannot 100% tell you what a substitute might be, as it was written to the texture of maple syrup.

  1. These sound delicious! I love that they’re gluten free & made with coconut flour. Need to give these little guys a try 🙂

  2. These cookies look amazing! I can taste them already hmm and i’m melting into the fall flavours. I just wanted to ask if you think the recipe would still work with actual pumpkin puree?
    Thank you! I’m FALLing for fall with your cookies 🙂