Pumpkin Ginger Molasses Cookies

 

I just realized that today is October 28th. Which means Halloween is on Saturday. And Sunday marks the first day of NOVEMBER.

WHERE DID THE FALL GO?

I swear it was the first day of September, like, a week ago. I feel a little gypped, fall.

 

Vegan Pumpkin Ginger Molasses Cookies // pumpkin & peanut butter

 

Since this lovely autumn is nearly over, I guess it’s about time I share some more pumpkin-y things. Back in the beginning of September, I bought SO MANY cans of pumpkin— ready to get my experiment on and create lots of fun, exciting pumpkin recipes for you. Wellllll those cans of pumpkin are just about gone, but I couldn’t tell you for the life of me what I used them for. Except for these pancakes of course. How could I forget those little gems? Everything else…. well it must have been good because it was gone FAST!

Thank goodness one pumpkin recipe was SO good that I had to document and share.

Pumpkin

Ginger

Molasses

Does anything else scream fall any louder?? Oh my goodness I want to dust every inch of my house in these flavors! Warm, comforting, spicy— that is certainly my autumn happy place.

 

Vegan Pumpkin Ginger Molasses Cookies // pumpkin & peanut butter

Vegan Pumpkin Ginger Molasses Cookies // pumpkin & peanut butter

 

One thing I love about these cookies is how incredibly soft they are. Don’t get me wrong, I love me a good crispy ginger snap, but there is something to be said about a cookie that just melts in your mouth.

Not only are these cookies are packed with all your favorite fall flavors, but they’re also lightened up with some healthier baking substitutes like coconut oil, whole wheat flour, and coconut sugar. I love how perfectly sweet they are— not overwhelming, but still sweet enough to satisfy your craving. That’s my kind of cookie, for sure.

If you get a chance to try these magical pumpkin treats, take a picture and tag @pumpkinandpb on Instagram! I love seeing your take on my recipes 🙂

 

Vegan Pumpkin Ginger Molasses Cookies // pumpkin & peanut butter

Vegan Pumpkin Ginger Molasses Cookies // pumpkin & peanut butter

Vegan Pumpkin Ginger Molasses Cookies

Serves 24-28 cookies
Prep time 10 minutes
Cook time 10 minutes
Total time 20 minutes
Dietary Vegan
Meal type Dessert

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cup white whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup white flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil, melted and cooled
  • 2/3 cups coconut sugar or brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1 flax egg (or regular egg)
  • white sugar for rolling

Directions

Step 1
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Set aside.
Step 2
In a large bowl, mix together dry ingredients: flours, baking powder, spices, and salt. In a separate bowl, mix together the sugar, coconut oil, pumpkin, egg, and molsses together until combined. Slowly add in the dry ingredients and use a spatula to stir as you add. The dough will be slightly sticky, but will roll into a ball easily. Chill dough for 15 minutes.
Step 3
Take the dough out of the fridge. Roll the dough into 1 inch balls, then roll the balls in granulated sugar. Place onto the cookie sheet and flatten them a little with your fingers or a fork (like I did). Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until cookies are still soft, but fully cooked on the bottom. Let them cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes, then remove and finish cooling on a cooling rack.

Vegan Pumpkin Ginger Molasses Cookies // pumpkin & peanut butter

 

 

pumpkinandpb

Hi, I’m Liz and this is my food blog where I share my love of healthy foods and whole ingredients. You will find mostly vegetarian dishes, plenty of sweets, and lots of love from this little kitchen in Durham, North Carolina!

2 Comments

  1. I just made these today – and they are THE BEST COOKIES EVER.

    Thank you so much for creating this recipe and sharing it with the world!!!

    I am a vegetarian (actually I am mostly vegan), and I’m now your newest blog follower 🙂

    • I was SO excited to read your comment!! I’m so glad you like them— I’m pretty obsessed with them myself 😉 I actually went out and bought more canned pumpkin last night just so I could make another batch this weekend haha. Thanks for the follow— I’m beyond happy that you found pumpkin & peanut butter!

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