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Vegan Pumpkin Molasses Cookies

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Vegan Pumpkin Molasses Cookie Recipe

These Vegan Pumpkin Molasses Cookies are a perfect fall treat. They're fabulous, delicious, vegan AND can be made gluten-free. Also, baking them makes your whole house smell festive and cozy. Definitely best enjoyed with a hot cup of coffee or tea.

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Vegan Pumpkin Molasses Cookie Recipe

1 cup pumpkin purée
1 cup organic cane sugar 
½ cup Earth Balance vegan butter 
¼ cup molasses 
1 Tablespoon Tofutti cream cheese 
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
 
2 ¼ cups flour (I used my go-to gluten-free mix: tapioca, rice, sorghum, potato starch) 
2 teaspoons cinnamon
2 teaspoon baking soda 
1 teaspoon xanthan gum (if you're using gluten-free flour) 
1 ½ teaspoons ginger 
1 teaspoon cloves 
½ teaspoon salt 
 
1)
In a medium mixing bowl, mix together the pumpkin purée, sugar, vegan butter, molasses, cream cheese and vanilla extract

2)
In another medium mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, cinnamon, baking soda, xanthan gum (if you're using gluten-free flour), ginger, cloves and salt.
 
3)
Slowly add the dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix until combined. 

4)
Refrigerate the dough for about an hour (or pop it in the freezer for 20-30 minutes if you have issues with patience like yours truly.) 

5)
Roll the dough into small balls and dip into extra sugar. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes at 350F (177C).
This recipe makes about 15 Vegan Pumpkin Molasses Cookies.


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I ran out of ginger but, they were still good! They are not very sweet, which I like, but they are kind of cakey, which I don't like.
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3.0
r mommy Reviewed by r mommy October 28, 2013
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Ok

I ran out of ginger but, they were still good! They are not very sweet, which I like, but they are kind of cakey, which I don't like.

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These sound delicious but I was planning on making cutout cookies in the shape of gingerbread men and was wondering of these would hold their shape? Thank you so much!
mfraga Reviewed by mfraga October 21, 2013
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Cutout cookies

These sound delicious but I was planning on making cutout cookies in the shape of gingerbread men and was wondering of these would hold their shape? Thank you so much!

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I loved everything about these but after each bite all I could taste was the baking soda. It's probably my fault for buying the cheapest baking ingredients but I'm going to try them with baking powder and see if that makes a difference.
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4.0
Reviewed by Megan October 12, 2013

Good, bot...

I loved everything about these but after each bite all I could taste was the baking soda. It's probably my fault for buying the cheapest baking ingredients but I'm going to try them with baking powder and see if that makes a difference.

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I loved everything about these but after each bite all I could taste was the baking soda. It's probably my fault for buying the cheapest baking ingredients but I'm going to try them with baking powder and see if that makes a difference.
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4.0
Reviewed by Megan October 12, 2013

Good, bot...

I loved everything about these but after each bite all I could taste was the baking soda. It's probably my fault for buying the cheapest baking ingredients but I'm going to try them with baking powder and see if that makes a difference.

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I made these cookies today to take to my vegan daughter-in-law. They smelled so good coming out of the oven, I had to try one, and I have to say, they are delicious. I omitted the vegan cream cheese since I did not have any and wanted to get them made, but they are wonderful anyway. I refrigerated the dough and then used a small ice cream scoop to form the balls and plunk them right into the sugar (I used turbinated sugar which gave a wonderful crunch to the cookie's outside). Rolled them with my fingers and placed them on the cookie sheet. One thing that could improve the rinstructions is to lightly grease the cookie sheet as they were a little hard to get off, but I let them set on the cookie sheet for a few minutes which seemed to help. I will grease the sheets next time I make them.
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5.0
Reviewed by Carolyn September 13, 2013

Pumpkin Molassas Cookies

I made these cookies today to take to my vegan daughter-in-law. They smelled so good coming out of the oven, I had to try one, and I have to say, they are delicious. I omitted the vegan cream cheese since I did not have any and wanted to get them made, but they are wonderful anyway. I refrigerated the dough and then used a small ice cream scoop to form the balls and plunk them right into the sugar (I used turbinated sugar which gave a wonderful crunch to the cookie's outside). Rolled them with my fingers and placed them on the cookie sheet. One thing that could improve the rinstructions is to lightly grease the cookie sheet as they were a little hard to get off, but I let them set on the cookie sheet for a few minutes which seemed to help. I will grease the sheets next time I make them.

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Looks and sounds nice. I want to try and bake it to take with me on a travel to a country where veganism is scarce. How long do they keep if packed and can i not use vegan butter at all since pumpkin itself is thick enough? or perhaps almond butter (2 TBS)? Thank you for sharing your knowledge.
Reviewed by rabeah August 14, 2013

Qs for owner

Looks and sounds nice. I want to try and bake it to take with me on a travel to a country where veganism is scarce. How long do they keep if packed and can i not use vegan butter at all since pumpkin itself is thick enough? or perhaps almond butter (2 TBS)? Thank you for sharing your knowledge.

Owner's reply

Rabeah,
I've never tried the recipe without the butter so I can't recommend but I would love to know if you have any luck with it! If you packaged them airtight I imagine they would be good for about a week? They never last that long at my house :) They do freeze really well too, if you're able to freeze them! Happy travels!

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Wonderful cakey texture, super delicious - not too sweet. Perfect with a spot of tea. Disappeared so quickly in a house of vegans and non-vegans!
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5.0
Lspencer Reviewed by Lspencer July 19, 2013
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Wonderful cakey texture, super delicious - not too sweet. Perfect with a spot of tea. Disappeared so quickly in a house of vegans and non-vegans!

Owner's reply

So glad you loved them! I'm so excited for fall weather to get here so I can have these with a hot tea again :) So delicious!

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I made myself a batch of these earlier today and they were one of the best cookies I have ever had! Thank you so much for sharing this recipe!
Even thought they were delicious, I just have some small complaints and a question. I experienced difficulties while rolling the dough as it just became a big mess. I was unable to do any modifications to their appearance as they would just stick to my hands. They were manageable when I put a piece of the dough in the cane sugar.
When I took them out of the oven, none of the cookies had risen, they had just expanded in width and they did not at all become crunchy (imagine a much, much soggier brownie). They were just stuck to the baking paper and pretty much just collapsed into just a pile of dough again.
I'm pretty sure this was just a mistake on my side, but I can't wrap my head around what I could have done. I followed the recipe thoroughly and checked the measurements twice before putting it into the bowls. Can you maybe think of a possible explanation what went wrong?
Thanks in advance and thank you again for the lovely recipe!
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5.0
Reviewed by Murkasr July 16, 2013

Delcious!

I made myself a batch of these earlier today and they were one of the best cookies I have ever had! Thank you so much for sharing this recipe!
Even thought they were delicious, I just have some small complaints and a question. I experienced difficulties while rolling the dough as it just became a big mess. I was unable to do any modifications to their appearance as they would just stick to my hands. They were manageable when I put a piece of the dough in the cane sugar.
When I took them out of the oven, none of the cookies had risen, they had just expanded in width and they did not at all become crunchy (imagine a much, much soggier brownie). They were just stuck to the baking paper and pretty much just collapsed into just a pile of dough again.
I'm pretty sure this was just a mistake on my side, but I can't wrap my head around what I could have done. I followed the recipe thoroughly and checked the measurements twice before putting it into the bowls. Can you maybe think of a possible explanation what went wrong?
Thanks in advance and thank you again for the lovely recipe!

Owner's reply

Did you refrigerate/freeze them like step 4 says? I have tried skipping that step before and it's always a big mess! It really is neccessary for the structure because they can be really sticky :) If you did that maybe try adding just a little extra flour? Good luck!

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I made myself a batch of these earlier today and they were one of the best cookies I have ever had! Thank you so much for sharing this recipe!
Even thought they were delicious, I just have some small complaints and a question. I experienced difficulties while rolling the dough as it just became a big mess. I was unable to do any modifications to their appearance as they would just stick to my hands. They were manageable when I put a piece of the dough in the cane sugar.
When I took them out of the oven, none of the cookies had risen, they had just expanded in width and they did not at all become crunchy (imagine a much, much soggier brownie). They were just stuck to the baking paper and pretty much just collapsed into just a pile of dough again.
I'm pretty sure this was just a mistake on my side, but I can't wrap my head around what I could have done. I followed the recipe thoroughly and checked the measurements twice before putting it into the bowls. Can you maybe think of a possible explanation what went wrong?
Thanks in advance and thank you again for the lovely recipe!
Rating 
 
5.0
Reviewed by Murkasr July 16, 2013

Delicious!

I made myself a batch of these earlier today and they were one of the best cookies I have ever had! Thank you so much for sharing this recipe!
Even thought they were delicious, I just have some small complaints and a question. I experienced difficulties while rolling the dough as it just became a big mess. I was unable to do any modifications to their appearance as they would just stick to my hands. They were manageable when I put a piece of the dough in the cane sugar.
When I took them out of the oven, none of the cookies had risen, they had just expanded in width and they did not at all become crunchy (imagine a much, much soggier brownie). They were just stuck to the baking paper and pretty much just collapsed into just a pile of dough again.
I'm pretty sure this was just a mistake on my side, but I can't wrap my head around what I could have done. I followed the recipe thoroughly and checked the measurements twice before putting it into the bowls. Can you maybe think of a possible explanation what went wrong?
Thanks in advance and thank you again for the lovely recipe!

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These sound wonderful! What type of molasses do you use for the recipe?
Reviewed by Carmella May 13, 2013

What type of molasses?

These sound wonderful! What type of molasses do you use for the recipe?

Owner's reply

The kind my mama always used with the bunny on the front :) haha I'm not sure the type or name & I'm all out right now! I can check into though if you need me too.

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Is any thing else I can use instead of vegan creamcheese? we don't have that in South America.
Ape Reviewed by Ape February 27, 2013
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Vegan cream cheese..

Is any thing else I can use instead of vegan creamcheese? we don't have that in South America.

Owner's reply

I used it as an egg substitute... a TB of non-dairy yogurt may work? Or a TB of ground flax meal?

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