Saturday, September 24, 2016

Little Vegan Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Spice Cookies (Gluten Free!)

Named so for their little bite-sized appeal, these cookies are a powerful reminder that even if it's an unbearable 90 degrees in St. Louis (and has been so since like May!), fall is really just around the corner.

The fact that my oven has been on the fritz since about the same time means my kitchen magic has, too. Thank god for husbands who will stay home while one works to answer the door when oven repairmen appear, to steadfastly refuse to let said person leave unless it has been undeniably tested beyond a reasonable doubt that said oven is FULLY functional because, godforbid, should said WIFE come home and even for one minute NOT be able to work her oven because we had that happen already and to say life was pretty miserable for awhile without the oven is an understatement, well. . . it was. 
I am happy to report, things are MUCH better here now.  

Little Vegan Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Spice Cookies (GF)
*makes 12 cookies

3/4 cup plus 2 T. gluten free flour (I used Bob's Red Mill 1:1)
1/4 C sugar
3 T. brown sugar
4 T. vegan butter
1 1/2 t. ground flax seed plus 2 T. water with 1 T. olive oil (for the egg)
2 T. pumpkin puree
2 T. pecan pieces
1/3 C chocolate chips
1/2 t. vanilla extract
1/2 t. ground cinnamon
1/2 t. ground nutmeg
1/2 t. ground ginger
1/4 t. ground allspice
1/4 t. fine sea salt
1/4 t. baking soda
1/4 t. baking powder

Sift all dry ingredients (including spices) together in a medium bowl. Set aside. Then mix your vegan egg (flax seed mixture) in a small bowl and set aside. Put butter, sugars, pumpkin puree, vanilla extract in a medium bowl and mix well until smooth and creamy. Add the flax seed mixture to this. Slowly add the dry ingredient mixture to the wet mixture while also adding the pecans and chocolate chips--mix just until all dough is wet. Place the dough in the fridge for about 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 400. Using a cookie scoop, place cookie dough about 2" apart on cookie sheet. Bake for 10 minutes. Remove from oven, allow to cool. Enjoy!

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