Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Grain-Free Pumpkin Pie Cookies

Move over PSL (Pumpkin Spice Latte) cuz I never thought you were all that tasty anyway.  I'm a cookie girl.

And truth be told, I love almost anything pumpkin in the fall.  I would mostly love to enjoy pumpkin flavored baked goods, but since going grain-free I've realized there are no treats out there I can eat.  So I decided create my own!

These are super simple, best served cold and remind me of pumpkin pie on Thanksgiving topped with whipped cream.  They're a perfect sweet treat for the fall or around the holidays, so if you're grain-free like me you've gotta try them.





Grain-Free Pumpkin Pie Cookies

Ingredients:
1 15oz can pure pumpkin puree
3/4c. almond flour
2tbsp coconut flour
1/4c Swerve, confectioners
1 egg
1tbsp coconut oil
1/4tsp baking powder
1/4tsp baking soda
1/2tsp vanilla

                   


For whip cream frosting:
6tbsp coconut milk
3tbsp Swerve, confectioners
1/2 tsp vanilla

NOTE: If you would like a DAIRY-FREE frosting just whip up a can of coconut milk with 3tbsp Swerve!  The cream cheese definitely makes these more decadent for the holidays.







Directions:
1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees
2. Combine pumpkin, egg, vanilla and coconut oil.
3. Combine in coconut flour, almond flour, Swerve, baking powder and baking soda.  Mix until fully combined.  I do this by hand with a spatula.  This batter is fairly wet.
4. Use a cookie scoop to scoop batter onto a non-stick cookie sheet.  Then, using the flat bottom of a measuring cup, press the cookie balls flat.
5. Bake the cookies in a pre-heated oven for 24 minutes.
6. While your cookies bake prepare your frosting, so in a medium bowl combine the cream cheese, coconut milk (or heavy whipping cream), swerve & vanilla.  Whip with a hand mixer until full combined.  Set aside.
7.  After baking allow your cookies to completely cool before transferring them to a plate to chill in the fridge.
8.  Frost chilled pumpkin cookies with your whip cream frosting
9.  Store cookies in the fridge for up to one week in an air-tight container
10.  ENJOY!!!!

From our family to yours, enjoy and Happy Thanksgiving!