Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Cookies with a Cinnamon-Ginger Glaze
primal / paleo / grain-free / gluten-free
Yield: 18 small cookies
for the cookies:
1 1/4c blanched almond flour
1/4c tapioca flour
1/3t sea salt
1t baking soda
1/4c + 1T pumpkin puree
4t cinnamon, divided
1/4c + 1t granulated sweetener, divided
1t vanilla extract
for the glaze:
4T coconut oil
1t vanilla extract
In a medium bowl, combine the flours, salt and baking soda. In a small bowl combine the pumpkin, 2t of the cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, 1/4c of the sweetener, egg, and extract. Mix well. Add the wet to the dry, incorporate, and chill in the fridge for one hour.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and prepare a cookie sheet with parchment or a silpat. In a small bowl combine 2t cinnamon and 1t granulated sweetener.
When the dough is firm enough to handle, working with a tablespoon of dough at a time, form into balls and roll in the cinnamon-sweetener mixture (I like to put the spice mixture in a small bowl, place the cookie ball on top, and rotate the bowl in tight, quick circles to propel the cookie ball evenly through the coating). Work quickly and handle the dough as little as possible. Repeat with remaining dough. Place on the cookie sheet 2 inches apart.
Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, until lightly golden in color and fragrant. Let cool on baking sheet for about 10 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
While the cookies are cooling, prepare the glaze. In a small saucepan combine the coconut oil and honey. Whisk vigorously as it melts to emulsify. It won't come together at first, but once you add the spices and vanilla it will start to become a pretty color and a nice texture. Whisk well to incorporate the oil and continue to whisk intermittently as it cools. After it's cooled for about 5 minutes it should be ready to use.
When the cookies are completely cool, drizzle about a teaspoon of glaze over each one. Allow to set at room temperature then serve immediately. Best enjoyed within the first day or two. Leftover glaze works well for bulletproof coffee ;)