The cookie! The healthy cookie!! The great, healthy pumpkin cookie!!!
2 1/2 cups whole grain flour (or flour of your choice)
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1/2 cup light brown sugar (or sugar of your choice)-most recipes like this call for a whopping 2 cups of sugar!! I cut that way down and used some goodies below to add in a little more sweetness!
1 tbsp cinnamon
1 cup pumpkin puree (if you wanted you could use almond or peanut butter to change this from a pumpkin cookie to a nut based)
2 Flax eggs (2 tsp ground flaxseed set in 4 tsp water for 2 min) or 2 eggs
2 tsp Chia seeds
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup coconut oil
1/4 cup canola oil
1/4 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
1/4 cup mini choc chips
1/4 cup chopped dates
1/4 cup crasins or raisins
<<<Pre- heat oven to 350 degrees>>>
#1. Lightly grease a cookie sheet. Combine flour, baking soda, salt, sugar and cinnamon in large bowl and beat until well mixed.
#2. Add the pumpkin, vanilla extract, flax eggs and oils and beat about 2 min until dough forms.
#3. Add the choc chips, raisins and or crasins, coconut flakes and dates (leave any of this out if you want) and blend again for 1 more min.
#4. Shape dough into 1 1/2 inch balls and place on cookie sheet. Bake for approx 13 min. Let cool for 2 min then remove from sheet.
These will be almost the same consistency as a scone. They are packed with nutrients-of course!! Makes 2 dozen. Great as your carb before or after a workout, also great as your carb with breakfast with eggs and veggies…..Great with morning coffee or tea or an afternoon “treat”! Just Great all around 🙂