Pumpkin Vegan Cookies Invade My Cookie Jar

September 27, 2010 by Keri

I hope you didn’t think I was kidding about the “all-things pumpkin” stuff.  It’s fall and I’m obsessed, but I’m excited to see many of you are also going pumpkin-crazy!  To keep with the trend, I made a batch of Sell Your Soul Pumpkin Cookies (page 51) from Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar.  Because these cookies have a long prep-time, they aren’t perfect for my usual “I want cookies now” baking mantra, but your kitchen time will be well worth it.

Vegan Cookie Recipes

Vegan Cookie Recipes

Vegan Cookie Recipes

The aforementioned lengthy prep-time is entirely because of 45 minutes of “cooking down” the pumpkin to reduce the moisture content and leave these cookies with the chewier bite of a cookie, rather than the soft, fluffy cake-like consistency usually associated with pumpkin cookies.  While the recipe called for canned pumpkin, I went ahead and used the leftover puréed pumpkin from my Lick It pumpkin vegan ice cream.  Despite the pumpkin cooking time, these cookies were very easy to make.  They’re soft and spicy- perfect for fall.  Sometimes I wonder what I’d do without Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar (and Vegan Cupcakes Take Over The World); they’ve been life-changing!  Well, dessert-changing at the very least…

Vegan Cookie Recipes

This week, rather than selecting a new cookbook of the week, I’m going to go back and do some mix-and-match from previous cookbooks to use up my pantry stock.  And then next week, I’ve been inspired by the beautiful Jessica of The Domestic Vegan to start meal planning.  I’m even going to make my own little planning forms (with eaten trees all over them) to write in my meal plans.  I can’t wait to get started!

What are your favorite pumpkin recipes?  Do you have the pumpkin fever?

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  1. Noelle says:

    These look super tasty! I do notice you like that cookbook. 😉

  2. Dianne says:

    I was just thinking about those cookies yesterday! I want to make them for a get-together next weekend…but I didn’t know about the long prep time, so thanks for the review!

  3. I DEFINITELY have pumpkin fever. I plan on buying a pumpkin soon and i am making pumpkin brownies tomorrow (i’ll post the recipe tomorrow). My favorite thing with pumpkin is probably pasta. A vegan Alfredo made from pumpkin as amazing! Toss in some nuts and pumpkin seeds, and you have yourself some homemade awesome!

  4. YUM. By the way, I ended up the buying this book due to your delectable posts! 🙂

  5. Stefanie says:

    Those look great. Keep the great reviews coming. Those cookies would be an awesome thanksgiving dessert I have squash fever already. This week I have a couple of dishes planned using pumpkin. One is a pumpkin risotto that I am making for dinner tonight. It is my first time making risotto so it will be interesting. . 🙂

  6. Jess - The Domestic Vegan says:

    Aw, thanks for linking to my meal planning post! Let me know how it goes. 🙂 I really think you’ll love it – and it’s so liberating to clear out the stuff that’s been in the pantry forever!

    You should post your I Eat Trees menu once you have it designed. I’d love to use it to liven up my fridge! 🙂

    • Keri says:

      You’re welcome. I’m sooo loving cleaning out the pantry! I’m going to go reorganize the pantry after I get done here. I’m such an organizing nerd!! 🙂 I’m definitely going to post my IET menu planning sheets; I’d be thrilled to have you use them!!! 🙂