Friday, October 5, 2012

Nut Free Spiced Pumpkin Butter & Stuffed Cinnamon Sugar Cookies

After I posted the Pumpkin Recipe Round-up last week I got to thinking about the batch of Cinnamon Sugar Cookies in my fridge, and what I should do with them. Since those cookies pretty much scream "holiday season" I knew they deserved some special treatment -- and who doesn't love a good sandwich cookie? So I revisited my Spiced Pumpkin Butter from two years ago, and made a nut free version. From there everything is just too simple, and really tasty!
Make These: Cinnamon Sugar Cookies
Note About the Cookies:
When shaping the cookies be sure to flatten them out thinner than the recipe notes -- I recommend no more than 1/4'' thickness. You want a thinner cookie if you're going to be stuffing them with Pumpkin Butter.
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Special thanks to those of you who chimed in regarding the coconut flour measurements in my Cinnamon Sugar Cookies. I revisited the recipe and did find that it was necessary to scale back the amount of coconut flour used because it's such a dry ingredient. The result was wonderful! I really, truly appreciate all of your feedback! Most importantly I want to provide everyone here with recipes that are flavorful, nutritious, and easy to execute -- and I couldn't do any of that without your support and encouragement! 
Spiced Pumpkin Butter - Nut Free
Yields 1.5 cups 
Step 1.
Ingredients
  • 1 c raw shredded Pumpkin Flesh
  • 3/4 c soaked Sunflower Seeds (soak 1/2 cup for 5 hours, drain, and remeasure -- your seeds should expand to 3/4 cups after the soaking process)
  • 1/3 c plus 1 Tbsp Date Paste
  • 1/3 c plus 1 Tbsp Coconut Butter
  • 1 Tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 1 Tbsp Vanilla 
  • 1 tsp ground Cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp Allspice
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
Step 2.
Assembly
  1. In your food processor combine all of the ingredients
  2. Puree everything together for 6 to 7 minutes until you have a whipped creamy consistency
  3. Transfer your Spiced Pumpkin Butter to an airtight container and place it in the freezer to chill/set for at least an hour
  4. Your Pumpkin Butter will thicken the longer it chills 

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend. I'll see you all back here on Monday!

xoxo,

10 comments:

  1. WOW! What a delicious looking fall treat. I love pumpkin!

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  2. These look yummy! I'll have to try these real soon.

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  3. Oh YUM.....I am going to have to go melt my coconut butter!!

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  4. There isn't a single word that I don't love in that title.

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  5. those look like sunflower seeds to me ?

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    1. Oh gosh! Thanks so much for catching this, Anon! :)

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  6. ok so these cookies i have to try!!! they look amazing and so healthy at the same time. i just cant pass this recipe up...xoxoxo

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  7. I am such a big fan of you...great posts...and I love the photos...yum yum yummeroooo!!! :-)

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