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    Sugar is a type of bodily fuel, yes, but your body runs about as well on it as a car would. V.L. Allineare

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    After dinner sit a while, and after supper walk a mile. English Saying

    Nothing would be more tiresome than eating and drinking if God had not made them a pleasure as well as a necessity. Voltaire

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    Eat little, sleep sound. Iranian Proverb

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October 23, 2013

Jenni’s Favorite Healthy Pumpkin Cookies

I LOVE these cookies. Pumpkin cookies baked 300x200 Jennis Favorite Healthy Pumpkin CookiesI lost the recipe for a while and made a different kind last year, but those were too heavy and dense. This recipe is more cake-like, so the cookies are lighter and moist. I love to make these on Halloween and hand them out to all the parents at our neighborhood Trunk or Treat.

Jenni’s Favorite Pumpkin Cookies

1/2 C butter, softened
1 egg
3/4 C honey, liquid or softened
1 C pumpkin (homemade, well-mashed or blended or from a can)
2 1/4 C flour (I use whole white wheat flour)
2 tsp baking powder (non-aluminum)
1 tsp ground allspice
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp sea salt

1/3 C semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 C walnuts, chopped (optional)
1/3 C raisins

Cream the first 4 ingredients in a medium bowl. Mix the first 5 dry ingredients in a separate bowl and then combine with the wet stuff to make a thick dough. Gently stir in chips, nuts and raisins.

Pumpkin cookie dough 300x200 Jennis Favorite Healthy Pumpkin Cookies

Drop by teaspoons onto a non-aluminum cookie sheet an inch or 2  apart.

Pumpkin dough scooped 300x200 Jennis Favorite Healthy Pumpkin Cookies

Bake at 350 for 11-13 minutes.If they squish when you squeeze them then you know they’re not done.

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Let cool for 5 minutes before eating or moving them. I usually triple this batch so I can use a 24 oz can of pumpkin. This makes enough cookies to share with the neighbors.

Jenni’s Favorite Pumpkin Cookies Triple Batch

1 1/2 C butter, softened
3 eggs
2 1/4 C honey, liquid or softened
3 C pumpkin (homemade, well-mashed or blended or from a 24 oz can)
6 3/4 C flour (I use whole white wheat flour)
2 TB baking powder (non-aluminum)
1 TB ground allspice
2 TB ground cinnamon
3/4 tsp sea salt
1 C semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 C walnuts, chopped (optional)
1 C raisins

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If you love pumpkin treats, you have to try my Pumpkin Muffin/Bread recipe. I love this recipe even more (but it it’s impractical for crowds as it makes many less servings).

 

Do you have any favorite pumpkin recipes you’d like to share?

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14 Comments

  1. Shalynn says:

    These look yummy! How is your recipe book coming? I’ll be the first to purchase it when it’s done! :)

    • Shalynn says:

      Oh… and where do you get your whole white wheat flour?

      • Jenni @ Mom Essentials says:

        Guess what? I have a printable, downloadable book of all my blog recipes that I just put up for sale at half off until next week! Just go in the Mom Essentials Store and click on Information Products. It’s called Mom Essentials Healthy Yummy recipes. Thanks for all your encouragement, Shalynn!

        I order my white wheat flour from Azure Standard. :)

  2. I love pumpkin! And these look delicious. Thanks for stopping by and linking up with us.

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  3. Headant says:

    I love baking with pumpkin. So yummy!
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  4. Miz Helen says:

    Your Healthy Pumpkin Cookies look delicious, they are just in time for fall. Hope you are having a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
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  6. Crystal says:

    These look delish! I’m featuring you on my Facebook page! Thanks for linking up to The Mommy Club! Have a super week and stop back over Tuesday night after 9pm to link up more of your mommy solutions & resources.

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  7. Yum. I love all things pumpkin!

  8. These look so good and healthy! Gotta try them! Thank you for linking up with us!

  9. Mmm, I LOVE all things pumpkin and these cookies look delish! I’m sharing this on my FB page and pinning it! Thanks for sharing at my Tiny Tip Tuesday party! :)
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  10. Tarra White says:

    Too many times I passed over this blog, and that was a blunder. I’m delighted I will be back!

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