Keto Pumpkin Pie Cookies Recipe

Just like any gourd, a pumpkin will be slightly high in carbs, but if you use it sparingly, you can enjoy this holiday treat in moderation. This will be a chewy, soft cookie. The trick is in the unflavored gelatin! It really is fantastic.

The cream cheese frosting on top is optional, these are great just by themselves.

Ingredients:

Cookie Dough:

  • 2 c almond flour
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 c butter, softened
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tbsp of grassfed gelatin (or unflavored gelatin)
  • 2 tbsp cinnamon, ground
  • 1 tbsp ginger, ground
  • 1/2 tbsp cloves, ground
  • 1/2 tbsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Cream Cheese icing:

  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 c powdered sweetener

Instructions:

Preheat the oven to 325° and line two baking sheets with parchment or silicone liners.

In a medium bowl, whisk together the almond flour, gelatin, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, baking soda, and salt. (you can use pumpkin pie spice) if you have it instead)

In a large bowl, beat the butter, pumpkin puree, and sweetener until smooth. Next, add your room temperature eggs, and then the vanilla extract. If you don’t have time to make them room temp, you can microwave them for 30 or 40 seconds on 30% power)

Add your dry ingredients into your wet slowly until you get this texture:

Roll into 1″ balls and arrange them on the baking sheet a few inches apart.

Don’t do what I did, 1″ isn’t enough. Here’s why:

Don’t do this!

Bake for 5 minutes and then gently press them down with a fork. Continue to bake for 10 minutes and then remove them.

Set them on the counter and let them cool completely.

While the cookies are in the oven:

Whisk together the softened cream cheese, vanilla, and sugar. Set it to the side until you are ready to spread it on the cookies.

I can’t stress enough, these will be soft cookies, so wait until the cookies have completely cooled before you pipe on the icing. You can also choose to fold in a little whip cream (either homemade or store bought) to lighten it up!

And, voila. Yummy, chewy fall cookies. ❤

Please enjoy.

❤ Grey

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