These paleo Pumpkin Spice Cookies are the perfect fall treat! Delicious and easy to make, they are a great recipe to get started with paleo baking!
Prep Time:20 minutes
Cook Time:12 minutes
Total Time:32 minutes
Yield:16 cookies 1x
1/3 cup pumpkin puree
1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
1/4 cup coconut sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 tablespoons maple syrup
1 1/2 cups almond flour
1/4 cup coconut flour
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
Pinch of sea salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
3/4 teaspoon combination of ginger, allspice, and/or ground cloves
1 cup chopped pecans
Set the oven to 350 degrees.
In a mixing bowl, combine the pumpkin, melted coconut oil, coconut sugar, egg, vanilla, and maple syrup. Using an electric mixer, blend ingredients until smooth.
Next, add the almond flour, coconut flour, baking soda, and sea salt. Blend on a low to medium speed until the wet ingredients absorb the dry ingredients.
Then add the cinnamon, nutmeg, and desired amounts of ginger, allspice, and cloves, and continue blending on a low speed until mixed.
Stir in the chopped pecans and chill the dough in the refrigerator for at least 10 minutes or up to 30 minutes.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Scoop the dough out of the bowl and shape it first into balls and then gently flatten each one into a circle that fits in the palm of your hand. Place each cookie on the line baking sheet about 1.5-2 inches apart.
Bake for about 8 minutes, and then using the rounded side of a teaspoon, flatten each cookie again so that it’s about 1/4 inch thick. Rotate the baking sheet and continue baking for another 2-3 minutes or until desired consistency is reached.
Remove from oven and let cool before handling. Cookies will be quite soft until the coconut oil has had a chance to solidify.
Sprinkle extra coconut sugar and cinnamon on top of the cookies after flattening them with a spoon.
Mix and match the spices to your liking.
Adjust the consistency of the cookies by how thin or thick you make them. For dryer cookies, make them flatter and bake a little longer.
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