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Healthy Pumpkin Cookies Recipe

When you try this fall-inspired recipe, ready to be blown away by a variety of flavors: bitter-sweet chocolate, spicy cinnamon, and fresh pumpkin. This Healthy Pumpkin Cookies Recipe is crazy-delicious and you won’t be able to resist it!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Inactive time10 mins
Total Time32 mins
Course: Cookie, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 18 Cookies
Calories: 129kcal
Author: Luna Regina

Ingredients

  • 1.8 oz peanut butter
  • 6 oz pumpkin puree
  • 3.5 oz maple syrup
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 8 oz almond flour
  • 2 oz cornstarch
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 0.5 oz dark chocolate
  • 0.5 oz white chocolate

Instructions

  • Combine peanut butter and pumpkin puree in a large bowl. Pour in syrup and add a little salt to balance the sweetness. Beat until the mixture is creamy
  • Add in almond flour, cornstarch, pumpkin pie spice, and baking powder. Mix until just combined.
  • Line a rimmed baking sheet with a silicone mat, parchment paper or spray it with cooking spray.
  • Scoop out a tablespoon of cookie mix, then, using your hands, form it into a cookie shape. Place on the baking sheet.
  • If the stickiness of the batter bugs you, pop the mixture in the fridge for 10 minutes before shaping the cookies. This helps your cookies firmer.
  • Put them in the oven and bake for 12-15 minutes until slightly brown.
  • Remove from the baking sheet to a cooling rack. When completely cool, use melted chocolate, drizzle over to decorate your cookies.
  • Serve or store cookies in an airtight conditioner.

Notes

  1. From my own baking experience, the baking time is crucial. Overbaked cookies will lose their moist texture, so in this case, you should test 1-2 cookies to find the perfect timing for you. I suggest underbaking a bit to keep the pumpkin cookies soft and able to melt in your mouth. Most cookies firm up a little when they cool too.  
  2. Let cookies cool completely before transferring them into an airtight container. They can be stored in the fridge for up to a week.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 129kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 4.3g | Saturated Fat: 0.6g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 87mg | Potassium: 42mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1471IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 1mg