Special Diets | 27 October 2015Pumpkin Spiced Cookie Cutter Cookies Share article facebook twitter google pinterest The pumpkin spice flavor is not going away any time soon, and these cookies from Paleo Sweets and Treats are perfect to make throughout the fall season. And they even require a cookie cutter so they’re shaped like pumpkins. Too cute, and too delicious! These are fun cookies to make with kids around Halloween or even Thanksgiving. The kids will love cutting out the pumpkin shapes, and they will anticipate tasting their finished creations. These do need time to sit in the refrigerator, so don’t skip that step, or the cookies will be a bit hard to work with. If you are short on time, place in the freezer for half the time stated for the refrigerator. 2 cups (240 g) almond flour 1 teaspoon (4.6 g) baking soda 1 teaspoon (2.3 g) unflavored gelatin 1 teaspoon (2.3 g) ground cinnamon ½ teaspoon ground ginger ? teaspoon ground nutmeg ? teaspoon ground cloves Pinch of sea salt 2 tablespoons (27 g) extra-virgin unrefined coconut oil, melted 2 tablespoons (30 ml) maple syrup 2 tablespoons (30 g) pumpkin purée 1 tablespoon (15 ml) canned coconut milk 1 teaspoon (5 ml) vanilla extra Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C, or gas mark 4). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside. In the bowl of a food processor, add the almond flour, baking soda, gelatin, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cloves, and salt and pulse to combine. Add the coconut oil, maple syrup, pumpkin purée, coconut milk, and vanilla to the bowl and process until a ball of dough forms. Wrap the dough with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour. Dust the dough with almond flour and roll to ¼-inch (6 mm) thick between two pieces of parchment paper. Using the cookie cutter of your choice, cut out cookies and carefully place the cutouts on the prepared baking sheet. Re-roll the dough and cut out more cookies. You should get 12. Bake the cookies for 10 to 12 minutes, or until just golden around the edges. Allow the cookies to cool for 5 to 10 minutes on the pan before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely. The cookies are best if stored in an airtight container for up to 4 days. Cookies can also be frozen and enjoyed at a later time. Makes 12 cookies Buy from an Online Retailer US: UK: The Paleo diet has swept the nation as a huge nutritional and lifestyle trend that many have embraced. The question is what is the modern dessert lover to do when traditional baking ingredients such as flours, grains, dairy, and sugar are off the table? Never fear–you can have your cake and your Paleo lifestyle too! Written by Heather Connell, author of the popular blog, Multiply Delicious, Paleo Sweets and Treats shows you how to bake delicious treats using fresh, seasonal produce, natural sweeteners, and nutritionally dense, grain-free flours. You won’t miss out on anything with treats such as: Dark Chocolate Pot de Crème with Roasted Cherries, Sweet Potato Tarts, Orange Pomegranate Cupcakes, and Mango Coconut Sherbert. This paleo diet dessert cookbook gives you easy-to-make indulgent treats to let you stay the Paleo course. This collection of seasonally-focused recipes gives you Paleo-friendly options for any dessert craving.f Share article facebook twitter google pinterest If you have any comments on this article please contact us or get in touch via social media.