When Thanksgiving rolls around, it's time to start planning your paleo Thanksgiving menu. There are always a few staple recipes that you want to include, even if you're following a special diet. Pumpkin pie is one of those special, traditional recipes.
The great news is, now you don't have to settle for a not-so-sweet dessert that barely resembles your memories of fragrant pumpkin pie. This pumpkin pie recipe will blow you away by how amazingly delicious it is. In fact, we challenge you to serve it at your next Thanksgiving meal and not tell anyone it is paleo. We'd put money on no one noticing that you swapped the sugar and gluten-filled confection for a incredibly mouth-watering, but healthier, paleo substitute.
Maple, pumpkin, and cookies? Oh my!
Don't judge us. The Paleo Baking Team is in full pumpkin spirit right now, and we may be just a little excited that it's peak pumpkin season. Seriously, if you haven't seen our Paleo Pumpkin Spice Latte Muffins recipe, you for real need to go do that. Like, right now. It's fantastic.
We took our popular Paleo Vanilla Cake and Muffin Mix and turned it into cookie dough. It's like we're magicians or something. This is a really easy recipe, and it makes a delicious paleo cookie with all the tasty flavors of fall.
In an attempt to showcase just how versatile the PBC Vanilla Cake and Muffin Mix can be, we put it to the test. Our hope was to create a delicious, moist pumpkin cookie, and we believe that we did just that. This cakey cookie is the perfect little paleo treat to warm up your kitchen on a cool, fall day. Plus, your house will smell amazing.
The key to this recipe is to roll out the dough between two sheets of parchment paper on a baking sheet. You have to chill the dough to keep it from falling apart before baking. Expert baker tip: chilling your cookie dough right before baking also helps the finished cookie keep it's cookie cutter shape. Neat, huh?
Once your cookies are out of the oven and completely cooled, feel free to frost with a little melted chocolate or cacao. You can also dust them with some maple sugar for a sweet crunch. Serve with a tall glass of milk (er, coconut milk?) and enjoy!
Go ahead. Surprise your family this Halloween season by baking some of these heart-warming, mouth-watering bites of deliciousness. Your family's hearts will be full and their tummies will be happy.
Makes approximately 3 dozen cookies
Recipe adapted from Primal Palate
Are you convinced yet of your need to make these cookies? We hope so... enjoy!