Chocolate Pumpkin Cookies

Before we made the decision to go Paleo, we used to make pumpkin chocolate chip muffins quite frequently. I wanted to recreate the flavors of the muffin in a cookie using healthy ingredients.

Chocolate Pumpkin Cookies

1 cup canned pumpkin (NOT the pumpkin pie filling)

½ cup coconut palm sugar

2 TB maple syrup

1/3 cup coconut manna

3 TB melted butter

3 eggs

1 tsp vanilla

1 tsp cinnamon

¼ tsp baking powder

½ tsp baking soda

¼ tsp salt

4 TB coconut flour

½ cup chocolate chips

1/2 cup chopped pecans

Mix pumpkin, palm sugar, maple syrup, coconut manna, and melted butter together. Stir in eggs one at a time until thoroughly mixed. Add vanilla. Stir in the dry ingredients, mixing until the coconut flour is completely incorporated. Fold in the chocolate chips.

Drop by teaspoonful onto a parchment-lined baking sheet and flatten slightly (these cookies do not spread much). Sprinkle chopped pecans on top of each cookie. Bake for 12 minutes. Remove from baking sheet and allow to cool on wire rack. They will be a bit squishy when you take them off the cookie sheet but will firm up as they cool.  Makes 40 small cookies.



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