Thursday, November 8, 2012

Pumpkin Breakfast Cookies

While I am NOT a big pumpkin fan,  I have been doing a little experimenting.  After all,  it's that time of year.  I found this recipe on a Paleo site while I was looking for some other recipes and thought we'd give it a try.  Turns out they were pretty good and good for you.  Can't beat that!!

Here's what you need:
         1/4 cup pureed pumpkin (NOT pumpkin pie in a can)
         1/2 cup almond butter (or any nut butter you prefer)
         1/2 cup honey
         1 tsp vanilla
         1 cup almond meal/flour (this was the hardest part,  I had a hard time finding this AND it's a bit expensive)
         1 tsp ground cinnamon
         1/4 tsp baking soda
         1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
         1/2 cup walnuts, or pecans, or whatever you'd like

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a cooking sheet with parchment paper.

Combine all wet ingredients together then add the dry ingredients and combine thoroughly.  Scoop batter to whatever size you'd like and flatten out to the desired thickness since these do not spread on their own.  Bake approximately 10-15 minutes (mine took the full 15 minutes), according to thickness.  Remove from baking sheet 2 minutes after cooling and transfer to cooling wrack.  Chill them in the fridge and then eat.  These are not the "better when warm" type cookies.  While they are good warm,  they are better from the fridge!!  Believe me.

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