Pumpkin Spice Cookies with Vanilla Cinnamon Icing


I am finally getting around to giving you the recipe for the sweet little Pumpkin Spice Cookies I teased you with on Facebook a week ago. My intention was to post it right after we arrived in Kona, but life has been so hectic! I feel like I’ve been in an out of grocery stores and Target for the past week and haven’t even gotten to stop and smell the salty ocean breeze.

On top of that, Asher is having a tough time adjusting to life here. He’s testing me with every bed time and nap, getting out of the pack-n-play a million times, and purposefully throwing things out to make me come in. It’s been such a battle every day but he’s starting to get the idea that I mean business, so things are getting a little better. Oh toddlers!

It’s early, and my brain isn’t full functioning yet, so I won’t try to write anything poetic or witty. We’ll just get straight to the recipe, because that’s what you all care about anyways right?

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Pumpkin Spice Cookies with Vanilla Cinnamon Icing

AUTHOR: Danielle Walker - AgainstAllGrain.com




  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Mix together the dry ingredients in a small bowl.
  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer (or for a smoother texture, food processor), combine the maple, pumpkin, egg, and vanilla.
  4. Slowly incorporate the dry ingredients into the wet while the mixer is running.
  5. Scoop golf-ball size balls of dough onto a lined cookie sheet. Press down lightly with your palm to flatten them a bit.
  6. Bake for 18 minutes at 350 degrees. Let cool completely.
  7. While the cookies are cooling, make the icing by pureeing all of the ingredients in a blender or small food processor. Leave at room temperature until you are ready to frost the cookies.

Variations - Skip the glaze and add chocolate chips or raisins to these cookies. Incredible!


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  • KT

    Hello. Can these be made without the cardamom? And is there are replacement for the coconut butter in the icing? Last, but not least, how do you blanch almond flour and would it turn out okay if I don’t have a sifter? :) Thanks!

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  • Jenny

    These are very good! My favorite paleo cookies to date, actually. I was skeptical about there not being any fat (i.e. coconut oil or something) in the recipe, but they are just perfect.

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