Recipe: Pumpkin Cookies | Kate Sacra for Ashlee Proffitt

Recipe curated by Kate Sacra and created by A Delightful Home

Pumpkin Cookies

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup Coconut Oil (Softened slightly (or use solid, just beat a little longer))
  • 2/3 cups Honey
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 cup Canned Pumpkin
  • 1/2 cup Unsweetened Applesauce
  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla
  • 3 cups Flour (Any type of flour (oat flour, whole wheat, all purpose, etc.))
  • 3 teaspoons Cinnamon
  • 3 teaspoons Allspice
  • 2 teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt

Optional

  • Chocolate Chips
  • Dried Cranberries

Frosting

  • 8oz Cream Cheese
  • 1/4 cup Butter (Softened)
  • 1/4 cup Honey
  • 3/4 teaspoons Orange Extract

Directions

Step 1
Beat together the coconut oil and honey. Add eggs, pumpkin, applesauce and vanilla, then beat until smooth.
Step 2
In a separate bowl, mix together the dry ingredients then add to the liquid ingredients. Stir to blend.
Step 3
Drop slightly heaped tablespoons of dough into a lightly greased cookie sheet (coconut oil works well for greasing). Leave about an inch between each cookie.
Step 4
Bake for 15 minutes at 350* or until lightly brown. Remove from cookie sheet and allow to cool completely.
Frosting
Step 5
Blend the cream cheese, butter, and honey together until smooth. If using the orange extract, add it now and blend to distribute.

Once the cookies are completely cool, frost each with the cream cheese frosting. Decorate with a small piece of pecan, if desired.

Recipe: Pumpkin Cookies | Kate Sacra for Ashlee Proffitt


 

Bio-Pic-KateKate Sacra joins us bi-weekly for a real food recipe post and tips for living a natural, holistic lifestyle.  She desires to create quick, easy recipes that are healthy, while still being affordable. And one of her most favorite challenges are make real alternatives to store-bought favorites. Check back here every other week for yummy, healthy recipes and holistic living tips!