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Pumpkin Pie Cookie Sandwich Recipe

Vegan, Gluten-Free, and Paleo Pumpkin Sandwich Cookies You'll Want to Hoard to Yourself

If you're looking for a holiday treat that won't pack on more calories than your holiday meal, look no further. Our friends at Sprouted Routes have an appetizing recipe for the perfect after-dinner treat.

These are officially my new favorite treat. Let's start with the cookie, shall we? Vegan, gluten free, paleo, AND refined sugar free, these little guys taste exactly like pumpkin pie filling. The insides are gooey and decadent, with a crispy crunch on the outer edge.

They're then stuffed with the creamiest, most divine chocolate cinnamon frosting ever. Full disclosure: all of the frosting most definitely did NOT make it into these cookies. My fiancé looked over at one point when I was guiltily licking my fingers and chastised me to stop; "you'll have none left for the photos," he said. "Arghwagabugga," I said, my mouth full of cinnamon chocolate goodness. I swallowed, cradling the bowl protectively against my chest. "Go away."

Spices add a ton of amazing flavor to this recipe, but they also have INSANE health benefits. I've always considered spices to be the original superfoods (OG, wha?!), and I seek them out often in even my healthiest recipes, like green smoothies, for their potent effect of both my tastebuds and my body.

Pumpkin Pie Cookie Sandwiches With Chocolate Cinnamon Filling

From Sprouted Routes

Pumpkin Pie Cookie Sandwich Recipe

Ingredients

  1. Cookies:
  2. 1 cup creamy, unsalted almond butter
  3. 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  4. 1/4 cup + 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  5. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  6. 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  7. 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  8. 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  9. 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  10. 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  11. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  12. Chocolate Cinnamon Filling:
  13. 1 cup raw cashews, soaked in water for 1 hour then drained well
  14. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  15. 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  16. 3 teaspoons maple syrup
  17. 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  18. Pinch of salt

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Mix together all the cookie ingredients until well combined, then drop by the spoonful onto a parchment lined baking sheet (these don't spread much, so they can be quite close).
  3. Bake for 15 minutes, then remove cookie sheet from oven and let cool completely before removing cookies from sheet.
  4. Meanwhile, use a food processor to combine all the filling ingredients until very creamy. Once cookies are cool, spread a thick layer of filling on top of one cookie, then press another cookie on top to make a sandwich.
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