• Loaded Pumpkin Cookies

    November 9, 2012

    I guess today was one of those days when I was craving a plate of cookies. Almost as soon as I hit publish on my previous post, I started thinking about how delicious a warm, gooey cookie would taste. I had some canned pumpkin in the fridge that needed to be used up, so I figured it was the perfect excuse to do some baking.

    These Loaded Pumpkin Cookies are packed with all sort of goodies–chocolate chips, chopped dates, shredded coconut, and walnuts– so each bite keeps your taste buds guessing. The canned pumpkin gives them a soft, moist texture while the cinnamon and pumpkin pie spice add a festive fall flavor. They’re guaranteed to satisfy any cookie craving!

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    • 1.5 cups almond flour/meal
    • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
    • 1/2 cup canned pumpkin
    • 1 stick of butter, softened
    • 1 egg
    • 1/2 cup brown sugar, lightly packed
    • 1/4 cup sugar
    • 2 tsp vanilla extract
    • 1 tsp cinnamon
    • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
    • 1/4 tsp salt
    • 1 cup shredded coconut
    • 3/4 cup chocolate chips
    • 3/4 cup chopped dates
    • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts


    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
    2. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Mix well until batter is blended evenly.
    3. Roll batter into 1-inch balls and place on a greased baking sheet.
    4. Bake cookies for approximately 13-15 minutes.
    5. Remove cookies from baking sheet and allow to cool on wire rack.
    6. Eat and enjoy!

    Makes 30 cookies


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    { 26 comments… read them below or add one }

    Sara P. November 9, 2012 at 4:01 pm

    These look great. I love pumpkin. I think Ill try these soon :)


    Rachel (Two Healthy Plates) November 9, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    I like that you used coconut and dates. I LOVE dates but never would have thought to put chopped ones in a cookie – sounds delicious!


    Katie @ Peace Love & Oats November 9, 2012 at 4:05 pm

    I’ve never made cookies with so much stuff in them, but those sound soooo good! I really need to try putting dates and coconut in things, I’ve never bought either!


    Beth @ The OC Fit Girl November 9, 2012 at 4:17 pm

    I have been browsing the blogosphere for a recipe to make for my friend’s b-day tonight, and I am definitely using this recipe!

    Thank you!!!

    <3 Beth


    Amy Thoms, RD, CDE November 9, 2012 at 4:22 pm

    These look like heaven! Great idea.


    Clare @ paleoesque.com November 9, 2012 at 4:28 pm

    Oh yum, these sound delicious.. packed with loads of good stuff for sure 😉


    Grace @ Grace Dishes November 9, 2012 at 4:36 pm

    I have a a cookie exchange to go to in December and I’m looking for ideas! This looks amazing :) LOVE IT!


    Michelle (Peachy Palate) November 9, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    Love cookies with lots of texture and flavour, these sound awesome – of course pumpkin is the must have cookie ingredient!


    Ed November 9, 2012 at 4:46 pm

    Look great…perfect for the season!


    Colleen @ What's Baking in the Barbershop?! November 9, 2012 at 4:50 pm

    YUM! I love cookies with tons of add-ins… Delish! :)


    Meghan @ After the Ivy League November 9, 2012 at 4:51 pm

    YUM! Looks like a great recipe. I’ve yet to make pumpkin cookies this year (I’ve been wanting to all season) and I’m having friends over Saturday, I think that’s the perfect reason for a plate of cookies!


    Liz @ Tip Top Shape November 9, 2012 at 5:09 pm

    Oohh these look great!


    Kristen @ Change of Pace November 9, 2012 at 5:11 pm

    Love the idea of dates in these!


    Kerry @ Totes My Oats November 9, 2012 at 5:52 pm

    Um, yummmm!! I love the add ins.


    Katie @ Talk Less, Say More November 9, 2012 at 6:36 pm

    YUM! We grew up eating some really yummy chocolate chip oatmeal pumpkin cookies. So delicious and I crave them every year!


    Kristen @ notsodomesticated November 9, 2012 at 8:18 pm

    Love! These look so good!


    Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers November 9, 2012 at 8:23 pm

    Wow, what a yummy and great cookie! I plan on baking this weekend and I must put your cookies on my list!!! Have a great weekend!


    Jess @ Blonde Ponytail November 9, 2012 at 9:02 pm

    Oh man! It’s not even the holidays and you’re already tempting me–I’m a sucker for cookies…and pumpkin!


    Lindsay A November 9, 2012 at 10:53 pm

    Yay for cookie friday!!!! I’ve been loving pumpkin in cookies lately!


    Kate Hubbard November 10, 2012 at 12:20 am

    These look so great! I’m definitely going to try them!


    Jodea @ chillichocolatelove.blogspot November 10, 2012 at 3:29 am

    It’s rare to find canned pumpkin in the UK, but this has spurred me on to try!


    Erin B November 10, 2012 at 10:24 am

    Those look excellent! Do you think I could substitute the almond flour for regular whole wheat flour??


    Tina November 10, 2012 at 11:32 am



    Jen@HealthyFoodandFamily November 10, 2012 at 12:03 pm

    Love! These look awesome!!!


    Jose November 10, 2012 at 1:49 pm

    I’m glad to see your enjoying yourself more lately and posting more cookie recipes. I found you to be a little restrictive the past few months and it’s a nice change.



    Christina @ The Beautiful Balance November 12, 2012 at 1:27 am

    Looks like an amazing recipe. I definitely have to give these a shot…or you can send a few my way :)


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