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Pumpkin Sugar Cookies with Bourbon Cinnamon Frosting

These Pumpkin Sugar Cookies with Cinnamon Frosting are gluten free, vegan and SO soft and delicious! You would never know they are healthy!
Servings 36 cookies
Calories 110kcal
Author Taylor Kiser


  • 2 cups Gluten Free All Purpose Flour Preferably 1:1 baking flour
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • 1/2 cup Canned Pumpkin not pumpkin pie filling!
  • 1 cup Coconut Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Plant Butter softened 1 stick non-dairy butter
  • 1/4 cup Nut/Seed Butter like cashew, almond, sunflower seed butter
  • 2 Flax Eggs 2 Tbsp flaxseed meal + 5 Tbsp water
  • 1 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1 pinch Salt

For the Frosting

  • 3 Cups Organic Powdered Sugar
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 3 tbsp Plant Milk non-dairy
  • 1 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1/4 cup Plant Butter 1/2 stick non-dairy butter
  • 1-2 tbsp Bourbon


  • Heat oven to 375°F
  • Make your flax eggs by combining the flaxseed meal and water and letting it sit for a few minutes until it "gels up"
  • In a large bowl, beat the butter, nut/seed butter, vanilla, and coconut sugar with an electric mixer on medium speed, scraping bowl occasionally, until well blended
  • Beat in the pumpkin and flax eggs until well mixed.
  • On low speed, beat in the flour, baking soda, baking powder, pumpkin pie spice and salt
  • On ungreased cookie sheets, drop dough by heaping tablespoonfuls OR gently roll the dough between your hands and then lightly flatten them with the palm of your hand (not too flat)
  • Bake 10 to 12 minutes and cool for about 15-20 minutes before frosting.

For the Frosting

  • In a medium bowl, place powdered sugar, 1 teaspoon vanilla, cinnamon, and 3 tablespoons plant (non-dairy) milk
  • In a small saucepan, melt 1/4 cup butter over medium heat, whisking constantly, then add the bourbon (optional)
  • Pour the melted butter mixture into the powdered sugar bowl and whisk until the powdered sugar is dissolved. If the frosting is too runny, add more powdered sugar, but keep it mind it will set up as it sits. If it's too dry, add just a splash more milk
  • When the cookies are cool, frost the cookies and sprinkle with cinnamon.
  • Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days
  • **NOTE: if you use sunflower seed butter, your cookies will likely turn green as they cool. Google why this happens!


Calories: 110kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 1.1g | Fat: 2.7g | Saturated Fat: 0.5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.8g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1.1g | Sodium: 75mg | Potassium: 21.5mg | Fiber: 1.1g | Sugar: 15.5g | Vitamin A: 10IU | Calcium: 2mg | Iron: 2mg