These cookies were the result of the need to bake some Thumbprint Cookies but lacking all the ingredients I needed. I had only just enough nut butter for the mix but not the thumbprint on top and had no protein powder left. My fall back plan was the Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies, instead I ended up with a bit of a hybrid between the two. I had no recipe, I made it up as I went, give this a whirl and see how you go. I also found some leftover Mocha Frosting and thought it would be the perfect thing for the centre of the cookie sandwich!
1 cup almond meal
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 tbs ground ginger
Stevia to taste Or 1/4 cup honey/agave/maple syrup
1/2 cup raw cacao
1/4 cup nut butter (I used CAC (coconut almond & cashew)
3/4 cup pumpkin puree
Preheat oven to 160C. Line a baking tray with baking paper. Mix all ingredients together well in a bowl. Spoon out and form into cookie shape on tray. Bake for about 20mins or until just starting to brown on outside. Allow to cool on a wire rack and once they are completely cool you can spoon a dollop of frosting in the middle. Enjoy!0
Oh my gosh, I can’t wait until I can eat cocoa powder again! These look so good and they’re adorable! I wonder how they’d taste without the cocoa…
I think you could definitely do them without cacao Paleoinpdx, I would probably add a bit more spices to it though. Thank you! That’s a whole new cookie 🙂
Guess I’ll have to give it a whirl and let you know 😉
It’s a tough job eating cookies, but someone has to do it 😉 There is a great cake recipe I will post in the next few days that is cacao free and completely delish! Stay tuned 😉
Haha, I know, right?! Can’t wait for the cake recipe … yay!
The Healthy Flavor says
Ahhh all my favorite ingredients I love to bake with! This looks yummy!!
I thought you would like it The Healthy Flavor 😉 thanks as always for your feedback!
pumpkinpuré, how do you do this?
Hey Anna, there are 2 ways you can do this depending on how much time you have (well there is probably plenty more but I use these 2), either peel and roast your pumpkin then blitz it in your food processor or steam it until it is soft and blitz it until smooth. Easy 🙂