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5-Ingredient Pumpkin Spiced Peanut Butter Cookies (gluten free option)

These simple 5 Ingredient Pumpkin Spiced Peanut Butter Cookies put a festive autumn twist on a classic cookie!
Prep Time7 minutes
Cook Time12 minutes
Total Time19 minutes
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: gluten-free, plant based, vegan
Keyword: Vegan Desserts, Vegan Peanut Butter Cookies, Vegan Pumpkin Spiced Peanut Butter Cookies
Servings: 10 cookies



  • First, preheat your oven to 350°F/177°C. Then, line a baking sheet with parchment paper. No parchment? No prob! A non-stick baking sheet will work just fine on its own.
  • Next, add the peanut butter, garbanzo flour, maple syrup, pumpkin pie spice, and just 1/4 tsp. of salt to a bowl and mix well. Pinch off a tiny bit of dough and see how it tastes. Does it seem like it has enough salt? If not, add the remaining 1/4 tsp. and stir again. But since some peanut butters have more salt added than others, the one 1/4 tsp. initially added may be enough. (I almost always add the second 1/4 tsp. of salt, by the way!)
  • If the dough seems too wet to form balls, add extra flour one tablespoon at a time just until firm enough. 
  • Roll the cookie dough into 9-10 equal-sized balls and place on a parchment-lined or nonstick baking sheet.
  • Once those balls are on the sheet, use a fork to make those famous peanut butter cookie criss-cross marks across the top of each cookie.
  • Bake cookies in your preheated oven for 9 - 10 minutes or just until set. Immediately transfer them to a cooling rack once they're done.


  • Only add 1/4 tsp. salt to dough to begin with and then give your dough a taste test. If it needs more salt, add an addition 1/4 tsp.
  • If you use a nut butter other than peanut butter, you may need to add 2 - 5 extra tablespoons of garbanzo flour to help thicken it up. Especially if that nut butter is on the runny side.
  • You can use all purpose flour instead of garbanzo flour, if you like.
  • When buying peanut butter, look for the type that only lists peanuts and maybe salt in the ingredients.