When I was younger my mom used to make homemade pumpkin cookies this time of year. They were awesome. The recipe, I guess, was handed down through the family, and the other day she sent it to me.
Now, being me, I had to tinker with it because I wasn’t going to use sugar and I wanted to use whole wheat flour. I wasn’t actually optimistic but the end result shocked me – they turned out awesome! Take a look at my clean eating pumpkin cookies recipe:
- 1 cup butter
- 1 cup raw honey
- 1 cup pumpkin puree
- 2 cups whole wheat flour
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- ¼ tsp salt
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- Cream butter and honey together until thoroughly blended
- Add in pumpkin, egg and vanilla and blend into butter & honey mixture
- Mix in flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon and salt and stir until blended completely
- Use a spoon to drop cookies onto a greased baking sheet
- Bake for 10-12 minutes
Makes 25-30 cookies depending upon size
My kids cannot get enough of these cookies. My mom also sent me a recipe for caramel frosting for these cookies and I have yet to make a version that is clean and thick enough to actually use as frosting. My first attempt ended up as a dip for apples. The kids loved it!
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