Soft Pumpkin Cookies with Salted-Maple Glaze (Gluten & Guilt Free)

Delight in the season with these Soft Pumpkin Cookies. Savor the perfect blend of sweetness and warmth, finished with a delectable salted-maple glaze. These gluten-free, guilt-free treats are not only a fall favorite but also perfect for those on a fertility or pregnancy journey, providing a delicious yet nutritious option for satisfying fall cravings.



For the cookie dough:
  • 1/4 cup melted coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 egg, at room temperature
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups packed fine almond flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 Tbsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
For the Salted Maple Glaze:
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 Tbsp melted coconut oil
  • 1/2 Tbsp unsweetened almond milk to start – add 1-2 tsp more as needed to thin the icing.
  • Tiny pinch of salt


  • Prep: Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or non-stick silicone liners and set aside.
  • Wet Ingredients: In a large bowl, mix together the coconut oil, pumpkin puree, sugar, maple syrup, egg and vanilla extract. Mix until well until smooth. 
  • Add dry ingredients: To the same bowl, add in almond flour, baking soda, spices and salt. Mix until a dough forms, then allow to sit 5 min. 
  • Form Cookies: Next use an ice cream scooper to scoop the dough (~golf-ball sized) and place on cookie sheet. Lightly flatten each ball, but still keep the cookies nice and round.
  • Bake for ~10-12 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack and let cookies cool completely before frosting.
  • Make Glaze: While cookies bake, mix together the 1/2 cup powdered sugar, 1 Tbsp maple syrup, 1 Tbsp melted coconut oil and 1/2 Tbsp almond milk. Add a pinch of sea salt to taste. If glaze is too thick, you can add a tsp or two of almond milk, until spreadable.
  • Let cookies cool completely, then glaze and gobble!

Optional: Sprinkle top of frosting with a little cinnamon for a gorgeous look. Cookies will get softer each day – they definitely keep best if stored in the fridge.

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