Pumpkin Spice Cookies (GF)

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Does everyone here have their Halloween costume?? Confession: I don't. We're really unprepared this year. I bought a minion costume for Beans thinking we'd all be minions, but then the adult one was out of stock, I don't have time to run to the store before Tuesday AND to top it all off: Beans' costume looks SO bad on him. He legit became so depressed and laid down on the floor and I felt like a horrible human being for making him even wear it. Does anyone else struggle with this? I'm thinking to maybe Amazon Prime (yes that's a verb) a batman cape for him so he can at least look like a super hero? I don't know. Struggle of a lifetime. And Asher and I currently have nothing. So there's that. I've been so busy recipe testing and working on fall content that I didn't even remember to make plans or deal with a costume for the humans. 

AND I realized that we're almost to Halloween and I've yet to make anything with pumpkin in it and tbh that's a bigger priority for me so HERE WE GO GO Y'ALL! These cookies are lightly sweetened and great with coffee or as a little post dinner treat. They're soft batch and full of whole grains and toasty nuts, so they won't send your blood sugar all over the place the way a normal cookie would. That does not mean you can binge on them, though. HA! Here's the recipe:

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Pumpkin Spice Cookies

gluten-free // makes about 18 cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/4 cup thick almond butter
  • 2 T softened unrefined coconut oil
  • 1 T vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup coconut sugar
  • 3/4 cup gluten-free oat flour
  • 3/4 cup almond flour
  • 2 t cinnamon
  • 1 t ground ginger
  • 1/2 t nutmeg
  • 1/2 t pumpkin spice
  • 1/2 t baking powder
  • 1/8 t salt

Directions

1. Preheat the oven to 350° F. In a large mixing bowl add the egg, pumpkin, almond butter, coconut oil and vanilla extract. Mix with a mixer or whisk. Add the coconut sugar and blend for a few minutes. Add the oat flour, almond flour, spices, baking powder and salt. Fold the dry ingredients into the wet until incorporated. 

2. The dough is a bit sticky, but you should be able roll them into 1 inch balls. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and put them on there, spaced apart by a few inches. Gently flatten them. I used my hands.

3. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Cool for a bit and then move to a cooling rack to finish cooling. 


Thas' all! Hope everyone has a great time prepping for Halloween and if you have any easy (and I mean EASY AF) ideas please lmk! :)

Xoxo,

Lo