There aren't any calories in there if you're just licking the spoon and bowl. I know this for a fact.
The same rule applies to the beaters.
Test it out on the lemon version (which I made with lemons from a friend's tree) of Great Vegan Cake and/or Vegan Old-Fashioned Soft Pumpkin Cookies. I can't vouch for the finished cookie product yet, but I can say the dough is divine. (I've made Great Vegan Cake a few times, and I love it.)
UPDATE: First sheet of cookies is out of the oven. I'm speechless. Best gosh-darn pumpkin cookies I think I've ever had.