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Updated November 14, 2016.

Gluten-free Pumpkin Sugar Cookies

Pumpkin Sugar Cookies are “the perfect gluten-free cookie”, a GlutenFreeHomemade.com original recipe! 

The subtle pumpkin flavor melds with our signature pumpkin pie spice. Coupled with a special gluten-free cookie dough, the resulting cookie has a mouthwatering crispy crust with a tender crumb.

Mm-mm!

Use your favorite cookie cutters to create shapes to fit the occasion.

Then, set out the cookie icings and garnishes.

Decorating this terrific treat is fun for the whole family.

Make these yummy cookies part of your autumn season celebrations!


Gluten-free Pumpkin Sugar Cookies

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Time:  2 hours

Servings:  36 to 60 cookies, depending on size

Ingredients

  • 3 cups White Gluten Free Flour Blend
  • ¼ cup potato starch
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground allspice
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup cold butter
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • ¾ cup dark brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin puree
  • 1 egg (or equivalent Egg Replacer)

Instructions

  1. In a small mixing bowl, stir together flour, potato starch, salt, cinnamon, allspice, cloves and nutmeg.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.
  3. To the sugar mixture, add pumpkin puree and egg, and then beat well.
  4. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the creamed mixture, mixing well.
  5. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  6. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  7. Using a light touch of flour on a flat surface, roll out the dough to just shy of ¼ inch thickness.
  8. Using your favorite cookie cutter, cut the dough into shaped cookies.
  9. Place cookies 1 inch apart onto lined cookie sheet.
  10. Let rest uncovered for 30 minutes to 1 hour; this helps the cookies keep their shape when baking.
  11. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until edges are dry and just turning golden brown.
  12. Cool on cookie sheets for 10 minutes.
  13. Remove cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.
  14. Decorate cookies with Orange Cookie Icing and colored sugars or decorative sprinkles.

Note

Pumpkin Sugar Cookies dough can be frozen.  Thaw overnight in the refrigerator before baking.


Orange Cookie Icing

Ingredients

  • 2 cups corn-free powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons Homemade Vanilla Extract
  • 4 to 6 teaspoons water
  • A few drops of orange food coloring

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl mix ingredients until smooth and easily spreads or drizzles, or until it holds its shape for piping from a decorator bag.




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