Embrace the fall flavors with these delicious paleo pumpkin cookies! Get ready for the warm and comforting flavors of pumpkin spice. These cookies are paleo, grain free, gluten free and a healthier option all-around. They are made with pumpkin puree for natural sweetness and a moist texture. These cookies are also egg free and dairy free, making them vegan as well! These cookies are sure to satisfy your pumpkin dessert cravings.
Why You’ll Love These Paleo Pumpkin Cookies
These cookies are bursting with flavor.
They are allergy-friendly and adaptable.
These cookies are kid-friendly.
They are easy to make!
All you need to make these pumpkin cookies is a bowl and a baking sheet.
Paleo Flour: To make this recipe paleo, it is important to use paleo flour. I love using Bob’s Red Mill Paleo Flour. I love ordering staples like this from Thrive Market because they have great prices and they deliver right to your doorstep. If you use my link, you can get 40% off your first order.
Coconut Sugar: I like to use coconut sugar in this recipe because it is a great unrefined option.
Baking Soda: This helps the cookies to become light and fluffy!
Baking Powder: This helps the cookies rise and puff!
Cinnamon: I love the flavor that cinnamon adds to these cookies. If you have histamine issues, feel free to swap it out for cardamom instead.
Ginger: I love the warming flavor that ginger provides in this cookie recipe.
Honey: Honey is a great natural sweetener to use for these cookies! Feel free to also use maple syrup or agave here instead.
Coconut Oil: This is a great option to use instead of butter in some recipes in order to make them dairy free. It works well for this cookie recipe!
Vanilla: I love the flavor that vanilla adds into baked goods. If you have histamine issues, be sure to purchase a non-alcoholic vanilla extract or use vanilla beans.
Pumpkin Puree: This gives the cookies their pumpkin flavor and also adds moisture! If you have issues with histamine, using fresh pumpkin instead of canned can be helpful!
Milk: This adds some moisture into the cookies!
Frosting: Feel free to use a store bought frosting option or make your own homemade frosting.
How to Make Paleo Pumpkin Cookies
Preheat oven to 350 ºF. Combine dry ingredients in a bowl and then stir in wet ingredients. Refrigerate dough for 10 minutes. Scoop cookies onto a baking sheet and gently flatten. Bake for 15 minutes, or until lightly browned. Once cooled, add vanilla frosting on top!
Store these cookies in the fridge for 5-7 days for optimal freshness (but I bet they won’t last that long). If you would like to store them in the freezer, make sure they are fully cooled, place parchment paper in between them and freeze them.
Is there a way to make this recipe low histamine?
If you want to make this recipe lower histamine swap out the cinnamon for cardamom. Also, using fresh pumpkin instead of canned can lower the histamine in this recipe.
Be sure to try these paleo recipes next:
Paleo Pumpkin Cookies
- 3 cups paleo flour
- 3/4 cup coconut sugar
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tbsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp ginger
- 1 tbsp honey
- 2 tbsp coconut oil
- 1 tbsp vanilla
- 2/3 cup pumpkin puree
- 1/2 cup milk (dairy-free if needed)
- Preheat oven to 350 ºF. Scoop cookies onto a baking sheet and gently flatten.
- Combine dry ingredients in a bowl and then stir in wet ingredients.
- Refrigerate dough for 10 minutes.
- Scoop cookies onto a baking sheet and gently flatten.
- Bake for 15 minutes, or until lightly browned. Once cooled, add vanilla frosting on top!