Healthy Pumpkin Cookies
I love a good chocolate chip cookie, but these Healthy Pumpkin Cookies are a fall staple!! They are melt-in-your-mouth soft, and have all of your favorite cozy, fall spices! I even added a little pumpkin frosting on top! They take about 15 minutes to prep, and an hour to chill. (The hardest, but most important part.) Perfect for anyone who is gluten-free, dairy-free, or loves PUMPKIN SPICE.
- ⅓ Cup Coconut Sugar
- 1 Medium Sized Egg
- 2 Tablespoons Pumpkin Puree
- 1 Tablespoon Melted Coconut Oil
- 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
Making The Dough
Start by mixing the almond flour, pumpkin spice, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt in a small mixing bowl. Use a fork or whisk to blend until fully combined. (Make sure to remove all of the flour clumps.)
Next add your coconut sugar, egg, melted coconut oil, pumpkin puree, and vanilla extract into a separate bowl. Blend with a hand mixer or whisk until fully combined.
Slowly add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. Mix until a thick dough forms. Use your spatula to form it into a ball. Cover the mixing bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for one hour.
Preparing the Cookies + Baking
Once the dough has chilled, remove it from the refrigerator. Roll out 12 balls and place them on your parchment paper lined baking sheet.
Press each dough ball into a flat disk about ¼ inch thick. (Don't flatten out too much.) They will not expand much in the oven while baking.
Bake at 325 degrees for about 10-12 minutes. Remove the tray from the oven and let the cookies sit for about a minute. Then remove the cookies and place them on a metal cooling rack. Enjoy!
I used parchment paper to line my baking sheet, but if you have a non-stick pan you don't have to use it!
Frosting: Add 3 tablespoons of powdered sugar, 1 tablespoon water, 1 tablespoon pumpkin puree, ¼ teaspoon pumpkin spice, and ¼ teaspoon cinnamon into a small bowl. Use a fork or whisk to combine. Once the cookies have cooled you can add a small amount to the top of each cookie. Spread using the back of the spoon. It will take at least 5-10 minutes to dry completely. You can use any powdered sugar, but I used Lakanto powdered sugar for this recipe!
Serving: 1cookieCalories: 138kcalCarbohydrates: 8gProtein: 4gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 14mgSodium: 85mgPotassium: 10mgFiber: 2gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 409IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 44mgIron: 1mg