Monday, October 27, 2014

It's fall... and that means apple & pumpkin recipes!

Pumpkin Cookies

I love the season changes and I love all the seasons!  But there is something about fall that makes me so happy! Maybe it is because it is harvest and preservation time, maybe it is because the nights get longer, maybe it is because the days get cooler, I think it is a combination of all of it!  I do love making foods with apple and pumpkin so I thought I would share one of our favorite cookies!

Pumpkin cookies are an easy treat to make, they taste good and they are healthy!  My kids liked helping with this one along with the other recipes we make.

They are a very thick cookie so I like mixing with my Kitchen Aid mixer but a hand held mixer will work just fine too.  And when I drop the cookies unto the pan I use a 2 TBS ice cream scooper because then the cookies are even.

As you can see by the pictures my kids love these cookies and they are healthy so I do not mind the fact that they both had 4 cookies in the matter of minutes!

See how even they are when I use my special cookie scooper!

On this batch I did not smash them down so they kept their round shape.  When I did smash them down I sprayed a little oil on my hands so they did not stick to my hands.  

Yes they love these cookies!

Pumpkin Cookies Recipe


2 c pumpkin puree

½ c brown sugar

2 flax eggs (2 TBS fresh ground flax seed + 6 TBS water)

1 TBS cinnamon

1 tsp nutmeg

¾ tsp ginger

¾ tsp cloves

½ tsp salt

2 tsp baking powder

2 tsp baking soda

¼ c almond milk

1 c applesauce

1 TBS pure vanilla

4 c whole wheat flour

1 c dark chocolate chips
1.       Mix all ingredients together in a large mixing bowl.
2.       Drop by 2 TBS on a cookie sheet that is covered with parchment paper or has been lightly sprayed with oil.
3.       Bake at 375 degrees for 12 minutes.
4.       Makes 5 dozen cookies.