Pumpkindoodle Cookies

If you’re wondering what on earth a Pumpkindoodle Cookie is, you’re not alone. I made it up. Essentially, its a Snookerdoodle-type cookie with pumpkin puree. . . and boy are these cookies moist and delicious! As a Fort Collins Nutritionist, I love to experiment and create recipes for healthy baking that are also quick and easy. Enjoy these, just try not to eat them all in one sitting!


Pumpkindoodle Cookies

Yield: about 4 dozen cookies width=

Prep time: 10 minutes, chill for 20 minutes

Cook time: about 10 minutes


2 1/2 cups almond flour, blanched

1/2 cup arrowroot starch (corn starch would also work)

1/4 teaspoon sea salt width=

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 cup grapeseed oil

1/2 cup maple syrup

2 teaspoons vanilla

1/2 cup pumpkin puree

Cinnamon width=


1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F, line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper

2. In a large bowl, combine all of the dry ingredients

3. In a small bowl, combine all of the wet ingredients, then add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir well until thoroughly combined

4. Chill batter in the fridge for about 20 minutes width=

5. Drop batter by heaping teaspoonfuls onto baking sheet, press to flatten with the flat bottom of a cup dipped in water; then sprinkle each cookie with cinnamon

6. Bake for 8 to 12 minutes or until cookies are lightly browned at the edges, remove from the oven and allow to cool

7. Store uneaten cookies in the fridge in a sealed container

Note: There are several companies that make almond flour, but my favorite is from Nuts.com as it is suitable for those on the gluten free diet, comes really fast (usually 1 to 2 days), is finely ground for baking, and is less expensive than what you can usually find at grocery stores or Whole Foods

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Erin Harner

Erin Harner is an Integrative Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN), author, and speaker based in Ithaca, NY. Erin melds functional medicine and culinary nutrition to help her clients uncover their unique diet and confidently cook healthy nourishing meals that meet the needs of their whole family. Learn about Erin's services and connect on Instagram.

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