I have often called myself “the human equivalent to the Cookie Monster.” I’m obsessed with cookies, so when I embarked in my remarkable weight loss journey I knew I had to find a way to still enjoy my love for cookies without ruining all the progress I was making.I found a few recipes, all good but nothing great. I took my old, naughty recipes and combined the two. Taking the skinny cookie tricks I had learned I created these amazing, rich, Pumpkin Pie flavored cookies.
Makes 30 cookies.
- 3/4 cup white flour
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter- room temperature
- 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 egg
- 2 cups steel cut oats- or old fashioned
- 2 cups powdered or confection sugar
- 2 tablespoons pumpkin puree
- splash of vanilla
-Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
-Combine flour, sugar, salt and baking soda.
-To the flour mixture add butter, pumpkin puree, vanilla, and egg and mix together.
-Slowly add in oatmeal and mix until just combined.
-Place dough in the fridge for about 15 minutes to firm up.
-Spoon out tablespoon sized cookies and place in 350 degree oven for 15 minutes.
-Let cookies cool before adding frosting.
-Whisk together powdered sugar, pumpkin puree and vanilla until desired constancy, add warm water a teaspoon at a time if needed to thin it out.
-Dip or drizzle onto cookies and let set for 10 minutes, place in refrigerator for 30 minutes to allow the frosting to set.
Each serving (approximately 1 cookie) has:
- Calories: 93
- Fat: 1
- Fiber: 1
- Protein: 1
- Carbs: 19