Iced Pumpkin Cookies

I am a lover of all things pumpkin. How about you?  Especially when we are talking about healthy pumpkin recipes.  These Iced Pumpkin Cookies are made healthier.  You would never guess by the taste.  These remind of those sinful soft batch cookies from the grocery store. You know the kind I am talking about, right?  Back in the day, I could inhale a lot of those!!  This is my healthier, pumpkin version of those cookies.   I hope you enjoy them as well.

Iced Pumpkin Cookies - My Whole Food Life

These cookies are vegan, gluten free and even paleo approved!  All you need is a few simple ingredients.

I made my own cashew butter for this recipe.  Here is a quick video on how to make it.  Super easy.

Iced Pumpkin Cookies

Iced Pumpkin Cookies

Prep Time 5 min Cook Time 12 min Serves 15 cookies     adjust servings

Pumpkin spice cookies with a sweet glaze!


    For the cookies

    For the icing


    1. Preheat oven to 350.
    2. In a food processor , combine all the cookie ingredients. Blend until smooth.
    3. Using a cookie scoop , drop cookies onto a lined baking sheet .
    4. Bake for 10-12 minutes.
    5. Once the cookies are done, place them in the fridge to cool while you make the icing.
    6. To make the icing, combine all the ingredients in a small blender or food processor. I used the twister jar for my Blendtec .
    7. Spoon icing over each cookie and them place in the fridge to firm up. Should take 5 minutes or so.
    8. Store these cookies in the fridge. They should last a couple weeks. Enjoy!


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    26 thoughts to “Iced Pumpkin Cookies”

    1. These sound so good! It just started to cool down where I live so I'm ready for fall and all the good flavors that come with it, like pumpkin. These cookies sound perfect!
    2. These sound really good. Can you substitute almond butter for the cashew butter? I'm allergic to cashews, unfortunately. Thank you.
      1. Thank you! You can buy it at any health food store with the nut butters. You can also make it yourself.
      1. Don't soak nuts when making nut butter or it will turn rancid in a few days. It probably wouldn't matter for the cookies though, since you are baking them. You can use raw or roasted nuts but I believe most of Melissa's recipes are tested with raw.
        1. I made these tonight and they are to die for! I love the icing so much, so simple and easy! I added some chopped almonds and raisins too!
    3. Can I use store bought cashew butter? I bought creamy salted cashew butter in trader joes. Ingredients are dry roasted cashews, sunflower oil, sea salt and less than 1% dry roasted almonds.
    4. Help, please! :) I have the cookies in the oven and when I went to make the icing I realized I do not have any coconut butter. What can I use as a substitution? Thank you so much! :)
      1. You can make your own coconut butter if you have coconut flakes.

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