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Fabulous Pumpkin Snickerdoodles And Gluten Free

These pumpkin snickerdoodles won't last long!

Fall is officially here… and as I’ve said before – it’s my favorite time of the year. Can’t think of a single thing about fall that I don’t like.

And one of my favorite things – pumpkins. Yep, pumpkins… most anything pumpkin. Pumpkin pie, pumpkin cookies, pumpkin cakes, pumpkin smoothies, pumpkin pancakes, even pumpkin seeds. Honestly can’t say that I care for pumpkin soup though. I’ve even made pumpkin soap before.

My husband has been complaining that I hadn’t made anything sweet this week, so this morning, with pumpkins on my mind, decided that I would make cookies – pumpkin cookies, pumpkin snickerdoodle cookies.

The neat thing about this pumpkin snickerdoodle recipe is that it’s also gluten-free. If you haven’t made these cookies… you are sooooo missing a treat.

I got this recipe from a friend years ago, long before anyone had thought about being “gluten intolerent”, so I just made a few adjustments to make them gluten free and they turned out great!

Gluten Free Pumpkin Snickerdoodles

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Mix together well:
1/2 cup butter (1 sticks)
3/4 cup sugar
1 egg
1/3 cup pumpkin puree
1 tsp. vanilla

Add and stir until well mixed:
2 cups Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free Flour
1 tsp xanthan gum
1 tsp cream of tartar
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice

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Take a small spoonful and roll into balls the size of walnuts.

Roll in mixture of:
2 tbl sugar
2 tbl cinnamon

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Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and place balls about 2 inches apart.

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Bake for 10-14 minutes, or until cookies are beginning to get brown on top.

(These cookies puff up at first, then flatten out with crinkled tops.)

NOTE: If you don’t want to use Gluten Free Flour, simply replace the gluten free with regular flour and leave the xanthan gum out of the mix.

These pumpkin snickerdoodles won't last long!

Let the cookies cool and then transfer to a plate or container.

If YOU want to get any, you might consider hiding them somewhere… or at least hide a few.  In my house, they are gone in a heart beat!

Be watching… I’ve got a ton of pumpkin recipes and pumpkin crafts coming in the next few weeks.  I hope you’ll enjoy them.

What all do you do with pumpkin?  Comment and let me know.

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