Pumpkin Ginger Snaps. Vegan Pumpkin Ginger Cookies with gingerbread spices and pumpkin. Soft Fudgy Cookies. Vegan Recipe. Gluten-free option, oilfree option
These Ginger Cookies are soft, fudgy, blondie like with flavors from the Pumpkin, Ginger bread spices and molasses. They come together very quickly, are almost one bowl if you use a sifter. Even with 2 bowls used, you need to wash only 1.
Pumpkin adds a softness to the cookies which bakes up to a fudgy cookie texture compared to the snappy crisp molasses cookies. Bake them longer for a more cookie like crumb and less for fudgier. Use spices of choice like ginger bread, pumpkin pie spice or chai spice. Add some candied ginger or orange, or chocolate chips or nuts for variation.
I was hoping to edit an amazing roasted squash post for today, but the easier post won. We’ve all be sleep deprived because of Chewie’s cough. It seems to be letting up a little, so keeping our fingers crossed for our resident adopted fluffster.
Dang these are so good. Make a double batch! Crackly cookies also perfect for halloween!
More Cookies from the blog
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- PB Chickpea Cookie Pie- Can be nut-free. GF
- Oatmeal Walnut chocolate Chunk Cookies
- GF Ginger Molasses cookies
- Almond Butter Oatmeal Cookies. GF oil-free
- Ginger Tahini Cookies
- Chocolate Chip Cookies with coconut oil
More about Chewie’s coughing issue. He has a collapsed trachea and is susceptible to infections and inflammation very easily, causing cough flare ups which are often hard to control. Collapsing trachea is a common problem in smaller breeds partly because of the breeding choices and methods, and demands for certain features in the dogs of certain breeds. There arent any solutions to it except meds to control the coughing and inflammation, which don’t always work. We are trying a couple of things and hoping he gets to sleep at night.
One thing I’ve noticed with the vets though is that everyone checks up on him often. The vets, nurses, specialists. Which is very sweet and interesting as my docs dont check ever :). I am guessing this is because he doesnt have siblings and extended family to check up on him. I can tell you that he is being treated like a king coz of Dad’s head shaking every so often when we would be trying to get him to eat food and eat his meds or giving him his nasal spray.
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- 1/3 cup pumpkin puree (pure pumpkin puree, not pumpkin pie filling. Use a well filled 1/3 cup)
- 1/4 cup neutral oil
- 1 tbsp flax seed meal
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 2 tbsp molasses
- 1/2 cup sugar ( I usually use a mix of coconut and raw sugar)
- 1.5 to 2 tsp ginger bread spice blend or 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon, 1/2 tsp ground ginger and 1/4 tsp ground cloves. Or use Pumpkin pie spice blend
- 1 cup flour (I use a mix of whole wheat and unbleached white), see notes for glutenfree
- 1/2 cup almond flour , see note for nutfree
- 3/4 tsp baking soda
- 3/4 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
In a bowl mix all the wet ingredients until well combined. The sugar should mix in.
In another bowl add 3/4 cup of flour and rest of the dry ingredients and and mix well. Or use a sifter and add to that and sift everything into the wet bowl. Add rest of the flour 1 tbsp at a time to make a somewhat sticky dough. See Note *
Let sit for 10 to 15 minutes on the counter if cool (its pretty cold these days) or chill in the refrigerator. The dough will become easier to handle.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment. Flour or oil your hands. Make balls (about 1 inch balls) of the dough and lightly press on the baking sheet to flatten.
Bake at 350 degrees F for 11 to 13 minutes. For crispier, bake 1 to 2 mins longer. The cookies will be soft when just baked. Cookie slam the sheet for better crackling and texture. Let them cool for 5 minutes on the sheet, then transfer to a plate. Store on t he counter covered for the day and refrigerate for upto 5 days.
To make these gluten-free: Mix of equal amounts (1/3 cup) of oat flour, almond flour, rice flour and 2 tbsp cornstarch or other starch. Use 3/4 cup of this mix and add more as needed.
* Dryer dough makes less crinkles and wetter makes more crackly tops. Add the flour to preferred consistency and crinkles. I usually use a tbsp less than 1 cup.
Nut-flour: You can use any nut flour in the recipe. To make it blend the nuts in a blender with 1-2 tbsp cornstarch or flour until a not very coarse meal.
To make it nut-free, you can use more flour. start with a 1/4 cup more. I haven't made these without the almond flour. The cookies will be lighter in texture without.
To sub molasses: Use 1 tbsp maple syrup and use all brown sugar.
Oilfree: try these Pumpkin blondies as blondie bars or cookies.
Nutrition is 1 of 12 cookies
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