Primal Pumpkin Spice Cookies
As everyone is assumably aware, Labor Day weekend has just passed us by; And with that, summer has unofficially ended. While I know that may sound depressing, I know full well that people are already getting really impatient for Autumn. And how do I know this, you ask? Because, now is around the time people everywhere, that don’t live under a rock, start going apeshit over the return of the Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte.
Yep. The (as I’ve recently learned, this beverage is taking social media by storm) #PSL is back. Everyone rejoice.
Okay, so I’m a bit of a curmudgeon when it comes to the topic of insanely caloric sugar-fueled and overpriced beverages. But don’t get me wrong, I’m a huge fan of pumpkin and pumpkin spice-flavored things! I also really appreciate pumpkin’s ability to conform to my mostly-paleo standards (see: my primal pumpkin pie).
Anyway… ’tis the season, so this weekend I decided on a whim to whip up a batch of these primal cookies I’ve been eyeing. However, instead of going with the chocolate chips, I opted to add in some pumpkin pie spice and join the masses in the fall-flavor craze (Despite the fact that it was 90° and humid the next day). They came out pretty good, with a moist and cakey texture that actually reminded me a bit of a whoopie pie! Which then led me to want to make some paleo pumpkin filling to go full-whoopie next time I bake these! (If anyone tries that, let me know!)
Primal Pumpkin Spice Cookie (makes 1 dozen)
- 1 cup raw almond butter
- 1/4 cup raw honey
- 1 egg
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F, and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
Whisk together all ingredients until well blended. The dough will be a bit runny. Using a cookie scoop or regular spoon, scoop 2-TBSP amounts of batter onto the parchment, 1 inch apart. Then, using a knife or spatula, carefully spread the cookies out a bit. It helps a little to wipe a small bit of coconut or other oil onto the knife to avoid the batter from sticking to it.
Sprinkle a little extra pumpkin pie spice on top of each cookie before baking in the oven for 8-10 minutes, just until the cookies are set.
Remove them from the oven, and let them sit for 15 minutes to make sure they set up.