Pumpkin Spice Cookies You Can Actually Eat! (Paleo, AIP, GAPS, V)

Pumpkin Spice Cookies You Can Actually Eat! #paleo, #AIP, #GAPS, #GF, #V

Pumpkin spice – an autumn right of passage. Everywhere I turn this time of year, there’s an ad or a sign advertising pumpkin spiced something. The problem is most, if not all are loaded with corn syrup, grains and/or chemicals. Libby’s got your back though because I’ve been working on a yummy pumpkin spice cookie treat you can actually eat! *applause* I hope you enjoy!

Pumpkin Spice Cookies You Can Actually EAT!
These are it! Healthy and delicious and best of all, grain/nut/dairy/egg free! #AIP, #GAPS
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  1. 1 1/2 cups pumpkin or butternut squash puree (*bake squash then scoop out flesh)
  2. 1 cup coconut flakes
  3. 1/3 cup coconut oil
  4. 1/3 cup coconut flour
  5. 2 tsp pumpkin pie Spice (AIP: use 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon and 3/4 tsp ginger)
  6. 1/2 cup maple syrup or honey
  7. 1 tbsp molasses (omit if GAPS)
  1. Preheat oven to 350' and line cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Toss everything into a food processor and process until well blended.
  3. Scoop out in even amounts and flatten. **Libby's note: I really find this ice cream scoop easy to use as nothing sticks to it and everything is evenly sized.
  4. Bake for 30 minutes. If you really want a crisper cookie, this is where you turn off the oven and allow the cookies to rest for an additional 30 mins. Otherwise, remove them after 30 mins and cool on a rack.
  5. Store uncovered if you'd like a hard cookie, and covered if you'd like it softer.
  1. I can't tell you how long these will keep because each test batch I made was gobbled up within a day. :-)
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  • linda spiker

    Thanks! I am sure those on restricted diets are going to be so grateful to you for this recipe!

  • Dina-Marie

    These look delicious and with fall here, pumpkins are everywhere! Thanks for sharing!

  • Jessica Young

    I can’t wait to try these! Thanks!

  • http://www.littleowlcrunchymomma.blogspot.com LittleOwlCrunchyMomma

    These look delicious! I want to make them right now!

  • gaps_girl

    I made the GAPS version the other day and they were not only easy but delicious. I love the pumpkin pie spice it reminds me of fall. The only thing I did different was, I used kabocha squash. My batch yielded around 30 cookies and also didn’t last :-)

    • eatplaylovemore

      I’m with you gaps-girl, nothing says fall quite like pumpkin spice. I’m just happy to create delicious foods that all can eat. -Libby

  • The Food Hunter

    They sound awesome

  • http://drkarenslee.com Karen

    These are sooooo good! As soon as I saw the post on FB, I had to make them. Gluten/Egg/Dairy/Nut free barked goodies are almost never edible. Seriously. But these cookies were just like molasses cookies… except better! Thank You!!!

    • eatplaylovemore

      Yay Karen, I’m really happy you liked them! I really love the challenge of coming up with baked goods that don’t have any grains at all. -Libby

  • lovingenergy

    These cookies like ALL Your recipes Libby are AMAZING! Thank you for sharing such sweet recipes and knowledge. I’m a conscious parent and practitioner that really values your posts and great tasting recipes. I often make them for my family and friends-my kids love, me too!

    Thank you! Tara

    • eatplaylovemore

      Thank you SO much for your kind words Tara! I’m very happy your family likes my recipes. :-) -Libby

      • lovingenergy

        You are so kind! xo

  • Lisa Visone

    Why cannot aip not have pumpkin spice?

    • eatplaylovemore

      Hi Lisa,
      Pumpkin pie spice traditionally includes nutmeg which is not permitted on AIP. You really don’t miss it in this recipe. -Libby

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  • kathy

    Can I use shredded coconut instead of flakes?

    • eatplaylovemore

      Absolutely Kathy, in fact I kind of use those 2 terms interchangeably. -Libby

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  • Jaxx

    I made these for Canadian Thanksgiving and they were a hit! Of course the family members who are used to high sugar packaged cookies weren’t on board but those of us with real taste buds LOVED them! I got asked for the recipe many times. Thanks for another great one!

  • Natalie

    These were pretty gross. Sorry. I cannot do pumpkin and coconut. The two do not belong together. It’s combining summer/tropical flavor with Fall. I tried some pumpkin/coconut recipes last year and thought maybe I could pull it off this year with different recipes. Nope. Ugh.

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  • jen

    Finally! An aip dessert I LOVE. Eating them so fast I have to put them away and go do something else.

    • eatplaylovemore

      Thank you Jen! I’m really happy you like them but I do have to admit that they are pretty addicting! :-)

  • Brittany

    So I never comment on these, but I had to tell you that these are amazing!! My two year old has a lot of food allergies and I have made a lot of okay recipes. These cookies are so incredibly flavorful and delicious!! Thank you so much! I can’t wait to try more of your recipes!

    • eatplaylovemore

      Thank you Brittany, I’m so happy you liked them! Did your 2 yr old try them as well? I ask because these are a huge hit with my 2 year old. :-) -Libby

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  • Kimberly

    Have you made this with canned pumpkin? Not sure I have time to bake one. Thanks!

    • eatplaylovemore

      I haven’t tried it with canned, but I think it’ll work just fine Kimberly. Cheers! -Libby

  • Kimberly

    Have you made this with canned pumpkin? Not sure I have time to bake one. Thanks!

    • eatplaylovemore

      I haven’t tried it with canned, but I think it’ll work just fine Kimberly. Cheers! -Libby

  • curlycue485

    How many cookies does this make?

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  • Raia Torn

    These are so delicious. I made them with mostly molasses, since I didn’t have syrup or enough honey. SO good. :) Definitely trying them again. Thanks so much for sharing them at Savoring Saturdays, Libby! Hope to see you back this weekend!

    • eatplaylovemore

      Thank you Raia, I’m so happy you enjoyed them! -Libby

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  • Ginny

    These are wonderful! And like many spice cookies, they get better with age– mine are about 5 days old now and they are PRIMO!

    I do have some recipe notes:
    1. After 30 minutes these were still total mush in the middle, not in a good way. I had to re-bake them for an additional 10 mins the next day and then turn the oven off as directed Worked great, but next time I will definitely let them rest in the oven for the extra 30.
    2. I feel like anything made with coconut flour is better the next day– not so grainy.
    3. I used a 1/4 cup measure to scoop and came out with exactly 12 cookies total.

  • Dana Homann

    New to AIP and this is my first dessert to try. Encountered small problem wondering if anyone else has had. I used an ice cream scoop to put them on tray so I had 12 nice little balls all in a row. At the end of the 30 mi utes they still hadn’t flattened out like normal cookies. So I flatened with my fingers, baked for another 10 and turned the oven off. Not sure how they turned out yet but thought I would should this out there to see if I might gain some insight.

  • Dana Homann

    Wow!!!! You can tell I am a newbie! Helps if you read the recipe correctly. Says right there to flatten them out. My bad.