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Pumpkin Cookies

These cookies have been a family favorite for a while now and seem quite versatile. We have made cookies (of course), muffins, (will need to cook longer), bars (just spread the dough out onto a cookie sheet), and I think my mom used the recipe once to make pumpkin rolls (she left out the carob chips and nuts for that though). A great recipe we really enjoy especially this time of year!  Last night I made them using Fresh ground Spelt flour instead of whole wheat and they turned out excellent!  Have fun!!

Pumpkin Cookies
1 cup coconut oil (melted)
4 cups Sucanat
2 Tablespoons Ground flax seed mixed with ½ cup water
and set for a minute to gel
5 cups whole wheat or Spelt flour
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons nutmeg
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon all-spice
1 3/4 teaspoons sea salt
1-29 oz. Can of pumpkin
1 cup Carob chips
1 cup chopped walnuts
1 teaspoon vanilla

Beat oil and Sucanat in mixing bowl. Add Flax seed mixture and beat well. In a separate bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, soda, spices, and salt. Add Sucanat mixture alternately with pumpkin into flour mixture. Stir well after each addition. Fold in Carob chips, walnuts, and vanilla.
Drop by teaspoon onto a greased cookie sheet. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown at 350 degrees.
Serves: A whole lot! This makes about 70 cookies - you may want to cut this recipe in half. But we like them so much we usually wish we had doubled it!!


Anonymous said...

yep, it's that pumpkin time of year again. That recipe makes me hungry...I guess I'll have to whip up a batch. I'm still hoping you will run across or create a pumpkin pie recipe that satisfies your Popsy. He thinks it has to be Libbys traditional or nothing. And at Thanksgiving time, no pumpkin pie is not an option. Hope everyone is good at your house, and I love you. Mom O.

Emily said...

Yummy! Hey Ma, while your at it...whip up a few extrie for us, will ya?!

Mmmmm... I love the holidays and the yummy smell of tasty, health food! :)

Love you tons, Em

Shelley said...

I am a fellow home-schooler and moved from The Rances to Orem about a year and a half ago. I love your blog! I have a recipe that is similar, but I have been wondering how to get the eggs out of my recipe. I have been adding the flax seed (but just because I add it to almost everything) One of my friends had heard you could gel it and use it in place of eggs. I am excited to try this. I use agave nectar to sweeten mine instead of the sucanat. Again, keep it up! I love your blog.

Carla said...

Can I use a different kind of oil in these? I have coconut oil, but only a small jar. Thanks.

Tammie said...

Carla: If you are used to the stronger flavor of Extra Virgin Olive Oil you could use that but it doesn't have as "sweet" of flavor. Grapeseed oil may work ok too. And may have a better flavor then the Olive oil. You could even try substituting some applesauce for less oil. I bet that would work good to and make them lower in fat.

Anonymous said...

We just made these and they tasted wonderful! Thanks for another great recipe. :)

Anonymous said...

Just made these yummy they are almost gone thank you for sharing.

do you have any food storage menu planning tips

Unknown said...

Not sure where to post this, so I'll just put it here - feel free to move it! I just have to say that Simply Scheduled has saved the healthy day more than once in the last few weeks since I've had it - I get home from work so tired, and with so many other things to do, planning dinner never seems to make it to the top of my list - so instead of junk food for dinner, I've just flipped to the right page of Simply Scheduled and like magic, the dinner decision is done! We had grilled veggie sandwiches tonight on whole grain ciabatta with the southwest sauce on the sandwiches and the sweet potato fries! Zucchini, summer squash, green peppers, tomatoes, avocado, lettuce - YUMMM! Just what we had in the fridge, and I never would have gotten there without the "decision done"! Such a help to a tired single mom of 5! Thanks! And I have pumpkins just waiting for these cookies!