As you read this post I will be flying high in the sky on route to Arizona….to celebrate my birthday! My mom called me a couple months ago with the idea of a getaway for my birthday. Not just any getaway but a spa and hiking getaway to Sedona, Arizona. It didn’t take much convincing and I’ve been excited ever since. But I didn’t want to leave without a treat. Since it’s my birthday a treat is needed and this treat comes in the form of a Paleo-ish Pumpkin Cookie Sandwich with Paleo Pumpkin Ice Cream sandwiched in between….I’m telling you this is the perfect treat to celebrate a birthday with in a Paleo fashion. Since I’m leaving on my birthday we had to celebrate in my house and my request was not to have the traditional cake or ice cream so instead we had these! They were heavenly and I have to say I’m so happy it’s that time of the year for pumpkin. I love the stuff!
Ok, before I leave you I have one more treat….a giveaway! The lovely folks at Taste of Home sent me two copies of their latest cookbook that just hit the bookstores. It’s jammed pack with 800 baking recipes, which even include a few gluten-free items. I’ll be giving away 1 copy to 2 readers.
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Now let’s get to the treat. First off the cookies! Now there are a couple ways you can make these. With or without the chocolate chips. I did half the cookies with and half without. Either way they are delicious.
Paleo Pumpkin Spice Cookies
2 cups blanched almond flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice, plus more for sprinkling on tops of cookies
1/2 cup pure pumpkin puree
1 small ripe banana, mashed
1/4 cup maple syrup
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1/3 cup coconut oil
1/2 cup Enjoy Life Chocolate Chips (optional)
Preheat oven to 350 and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a large bowl whisk together the almond flour, baking soda, salt, and pumpkin pie spice.
In a small bowl mix together pumpkin puree, mashed banana, maple syrup (if using), vanilla extract.
Mix wet ingredients into dry ingredients and stir until combine. Then add melted coconut oil and stir to incorporate. If you are using chocolate chips stir those into the batter.
Drop spoonful of batter (about 1 to 2 tablespoons in size) onto prepared baking sheet. Sprinkle the tops of the cookies with additional pumpkin pie spice. Bake cookies for 25 to 30 minutes until golden.
Cookies are best kept in a airtight container in the refrigerator.
Paleo Pumpkin Ice Cream
1 can of coconut milk
1/2 cup pumpkin puree
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/2 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
In a bowl whisk together all ingredients until well combine.
Pour into the bowl of a ice cream machine and follow the directions of your ice cream machine.
To assemble sandwiches:
On one side of the bottom of a cookie place a scoop of ice cream. Take another cookie and place flat side down on top of ice cream and slightly press down. Eat right away or wrap in plastic wrap or airtight container and store in freezer.
Note: It’s best to assemble sandwiches when ice cream is soft.