Monday, November 10, 2014

Dang Tasty Pumpkin Cookies, Gluten Free

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Dang Tasty Pumpkin Cookies

     I made these delicious cookies weeks ago, however my blog hasn't been working properly so I couldn't put them up...super annoying!! The Pin button still isn't working properly, but we're working on that, it will pin for you at least(thank goodness).  
    When I first saw this recipe I thought hey, why not, it has cream cheese frosting on them, lets try!  I can honestly say my family is very tired of Pumpkin treats at my house, there is actual complaining going on...Seriously, who complains about a dessert??!!  So firstly, let me say these are probably some of THE BEST COOKIES I've eaten in an age!!  I don't like Pumpkin cookies, so this is saying a lot...it's not my recipe, so I can say this, and not be bragging!  I might have eaten about 6 or 8 I stopped counting, they are small and just so easy to eat.  
     So, if your family doesn't love Pumpkin Pie, then why not try Pumpkin cookies, these cookies are a winner!! I hope you have a great Holiday Season, and Happy Baking, Natalie


     If you want you cookies to be perfectly round, and the exact same size, buy a cookie scoop.  Mine are not perfect, nor are they round, it was messy to make, but possible.  I did however run out and buy a cookie scoop right after.  Much of our dough is very sticky, and I was tired of having sticky hands all of the time!!

Ingredients-
adapted from, The Girl Who ate Everything
-1 cup softened butter
-1 cup sugar
-1 cup pumpkin puree
-1 1/2 tsp baking soda
-1 1/2 tsp baking powder
-1/4 tsp salt
-1/2 tsp cinnamon
-1/2 tsp ginger
-1 large egg
-1 tsp vanilla extract
-2 1/4 cups Pamela's bread flour mix
For  cream cheese frosting-
-4 oz cream cheese (room temp)
-1/4 cup butter
-I think I used 2 cups powdered sugar ( so do it to your taste)
-1/2 tsp vanilla 

How to-
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees, spray the pan with Pam spray.  Bake for 15-17 minutes.  Cool, then remove from the pan.
-First beat the butter and sugar together until fluffy, then add the pumpkin and mix in.
-Next add the soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, ginger and vanilla and mix well.
-Then add in your egg and beat in.
-Lastly add in your flour a little at a time, until combined.  Make sure and scrape the sides down.  
-Now make your cookies, try and make them small and roundish, then bake. 

After your cookies cool, then frost them with the cream cheese frosting, a nice thick layer and enjoy!!



     This is one of my new favorite things, a cookie scoop...they come in all different sizes and they are not created equal.  Some are much better quality then others, try one, you may never go back to sticky fingers either! :)


Oxo Cookie Scoop

2 comments:

Valerie Swabb said...

Secret to no-sticky hands with gluten free dough; wet your hands with cold water!

Natalie said...

@Valerie Swabb, thanks! I usually spray them with Pam. LOL