These cookies are decadently soft + chewy, and are delicious paired with a warm cup of tea.
I hope you enjoy them as much as we do. Stay tuned til the end [or come back to read while your cookies are baking!] to see how these flavors are not only delicious, but also functional.
G A T H E R
1/2 cup + 2-4 Tbsp coconut flour [see note]
1/2 cup crystallized sweetener [of choice, i.e Lakanto monk fruit sweetener]
1 1/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1/2 cup pumpkin puree
4 large eggs [beaten]
1/3 cup coconut oil [melted]
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/3 cup dark chocolate chips [of choice]
H O W T O
Preheat oven to 350°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Add 1/2 cup + 2 Tbsp coconut flour, crystallized sweetener [of choice], baking powder, salt, cinnamon and pumpkin pie spice to a large bowl. Stir to combine.
Then, to a separate, smaller bowl, add pumpkin puree, eggs, melted coconut oil and vanilla extract. Whisk until thoroughly incorporated.
Next, add wet ingredients to dry ingredients.
Gently fold in chocolate chips with a spatula, and add more coconut flour [if necessary, see note].
Then, form into balls and place on prepared baking sheet.
Bake for 18-20 minutes, or until firm to the touch.
Allow to cool slightly before enjoying!
F U N C T I O N A L F L A V O R S
cinnamon: not only does cinnamon tame inflammation with potent antioxidants, it also lowers blood-sugar by mimicking the effects of insulin + increasing insulin sensitivity.
pumpkin: the gorgeous orange hue of pumpkin is due to its carotenoid content, a group of phytonutrients important for skin, eye + immune health. In fact, some studies show that carotenoids can act as natural sunblock!
eggs: brimming with a wide array of nutrients + essential amino acids, eggs have been deemed by some as the “perfect food”. One of the all-star players in eggs is choline - a nutrient that aids in building cell membranes + improves communication between neurons [leading to improved cognition, memory and mood]
dark chocolate: dark chocolate [70% and above] is loaded with micronutrients + antioxidants to support bones, skin, blood pressure and cognition. It also contains dopamine making it a perfect "pick me up" snack.