Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Pumpkin Cookies

I know these cookies don't look very pretty, but I make them when I am in the mood for a healthy cookie.  These are cookies that I don't feel guilty about eating.  After my Halloween candy eating binge, I felt I needed a healthy dessert alternative.  And isn't November the perfect month to bake something with pumpkin puree in it?  Now I just have to hide all the Halloween candy from myself!

Pumpkin Cookie Recipe from the "Healthy Life Kitchen" by Marilu Henner

3/4 cup honey
1 cup pumpkin puree
1/2 cup oil
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups flour of choice
1/4 cup soya flour
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ginger
1 cup raisins (optional)
1/2 cup chopped nuts (optional)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Mix honey, pumpkin, oil, and vanilla in a bowl.  In a separate bowl, combine dry ingredients; add to pumpkin mix.  Stir in raisins and nuts, if desired.  Drop by spoonfuls onto oiled cookie sheet.  Bake for 12 to 15 minutes.

I used canola oil and walnuts for this recipe.  I baked them once without the raisins and they just didn't come out as sweet.  And since these cookies aren't very sweet to begin with, I think they really need the raisins.



  1. These looks awesome!!! I'm one of those people who can never get enough of pumpkin any any form, sweet or savoury, and cookies have been one my favourite delivery methods, so to speak, ever since I was a little girl (thanks to my mom's fantastic pumpkin spice cookies). Love this recipe - I'll have to whip up a gluten-free version of it before the season ends. Thanks so much for the tasty inspiration.

    ♥ Jessica