Vegan Pumpkin Cookies

Vegan Pumpkin Cookies

  • Author: Alison Andrews
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 20


Beautifully soft vegan pumpkin cookies drizzled with a maple glaze. This simple recipe is perfectly spiced and perfect for fall!


For the Pumpkin Cookies:

  • 1/2 cup (112g) Vegan Butter
  • 1/2 cup (100g) White Sugar
  • 1/4 cup (50g) Brown Sugar
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1/3 cup (75g) Pumpkin Purée (Canned or Fresh)
  • 1 and 1/2 cups (190g) All Purpose Flour*
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp Nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp Salt

For the Maple Glaze:


  1. Add the vegan butter, white sugar and brown sugar to the bowl of a stand mixer and cream them together and then add in the vanilla and pumpkin purée.
  2. Then add in the all purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt and mix in by hand (don’t use the electric mixer for this part).
  3. It will make a thick cookie dough that is a bit wet, a little too wet to roll with your hands.
  4. Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C).
  5. Scoop the cookie dough in roughly 2 Tbsp sized scoops out onto a parchment lined baking tray, aiming for around 20 cookies. Flatten with a fork.
  6. Bake for 15 minutes. When you remove them from the oven they will be very soft. Let them cool on the tray before moving them.
  7. Prepare your maple glaze by mixing up the powdered sugar, maple syrup, soy milk and vanilla in a bowl.
  8. When the cookies have cooled use a teaspoon to drizzle the maple glaze over the cookies.


*Weigh the flour on a food scale for accuracy or, if you don’t have a scale make sure to use the spoon and level method for measuring flour.

*You can substitute almond milk or another non-dairy milk for the soy milk if you prefer.

*The glaze should be thin enough to drizzle but not so thin that it just runs right off the cookies. If you think it’s too thin, thicken it up a little with extra powdered sugar.

*If you want to make these cookies gluten-free then try a gluten-free all purpose flour blend that is meant to replace regular flour in baking.

  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: Vegan


  • Serving Size: 1 Cookie (of 20)
  • Calories: 135
  • Sugar: 14.7g
  • Sodium: 118mg
  • Fat: 4.5g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.2g
  • Carbohydrates: 22.5g
  • Fiber: 0.4g
  • Protein: 1g

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