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Craig on January 10, 2014

Pumpkin Flax Cookies with Almond Butter Icing

Keto Recipes > Dessert

I went to the store the other day and saw some Flaxseed Meal on the shelf. I remembered all the breads and treats I used to make with flax, so I decided to pick some up and see what I could come up with. I love flax, but some people can’t handle it. It’s mostly made up of insoluble fiber, so if you have a weak stomach or a weak digestive system – it will send you to the bathroom!

These cookies turned out amazing. They taste great, and the flax really pushes a more earthy and crunch texture to them. Just keep in mind that when you cook them, they WILL turn out a little bit soggy.

It’s because we’re using a lot of oils in the recipe. You must transfer them to the fridge for the fats to solidify in the cookies after you take them out of the oven.

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Letting them cool properly will make for a better cookie, one that you can actually pick up and eat, rather than use a spoon to eat. When you put them in the fridge, not only do the fats solidify, but the flaxseed meal will take on a crunchier texture.

Yields 22 Iced Cookies, with some icing left over.

The Preparation

The Cookies

  • 1 Cup Blanched Almond Flour
  • 1/2 Cup Flaxseed Meal
  • 1/2 Cup Pumpkin Puree
  • 1/4 Cup Salted Butter
  • 1/4 Cup Coconut Oil
  • 1/4 Cup Erythritol
  • 1 Large Egg
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla Extract
  • 1 tsp. Cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. Nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp. Fresh Ground Clove

The Icing

  • 1/4 Cup Butter
  • 1/4 Cup Cream Cheese
  • 1/4 Cup Almond Butter
  • 2 Tbsp. Erythritol
  • 1 Tbsp. Heavy Cream
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla Extract

The Execution

1. In a large bowl, mix together your almond flour, flax seed meal, spices, and erythritol. Make sure it’s combined well and distributed evenly.

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2. Get a microwave safe bowl or container. Add your coconut oil and butter to it.

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3. Microwave your butter and oil for about 30 seconds, until it’s melted.

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4. Add your melted butter and coconut oil to the dry mix.

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5. Stir everything together well, making sure it is all combined. You should get a dough coming together.

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6. Add your pumpkin puree to the mixture.

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7. Mix everything together very well, making sure the pumpkin is distributed. It will change the color of the dough to a more orange tint.

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8. Add your egg to the mixture.

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9. Mix everything together as good as you can. Use a hand mixer to get a more aerated dough.

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10. Roll your dough into balls and lay them on your baking sheet. I use a silpat here so it is extremely non-stick – if you don’t have one I really suggest getting one. If you don’t have a silpat, then make sure you spray your baking sheet down well.

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11. Press the balls down into cookies. Make sure there’s space in between each cookie because it expands a little as it bakes.

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12. Put them into the oven for 12-15 minutes.

13. While the cookies are baking, let’s get the icing ready. In a bowl, add your almond butter and cream cheese. Mix it a little bit so the ingredients are slightly combined.

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14. In the same microwave safe container you used before, add your butter.

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15. Microwave this for about 20-25 seconds until it’s melted.

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16. Add your butter to the almond butter and cream cheese and mix it well. You can use a fork for this, you just want the ingredients to combine.

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17. Add your erythritol to the mixture and mix it well.

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18. Add your heavy cream and also mix it in.

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19. You should end up with a pretty light-in-color icing.

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20. Use a hand mixer to mix everything together and aerate the icing.

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21. When the cookies come out of the oven, they won’t look very cooked. They’ll be pretty soggy in consistency. Put them in the fridge overnight, or for 2 hours. Once they come out of the fridge, they should be hardened a bit.

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22. Put your icing into a Ziploc bag and cut a hole in the corner of the bag. We are going to use this as a homemade piping bag.

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23. Ice your cookies and transfer them to a cooling rack or container of your choice.

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24. These cookies save very well, just put them into a Tupperware container with layers of wax paper in between each layer of cookies. Make sure you refrigerate them again, so that all of the ingredients can solidify and the cookies will not fall apart upon picking them up. Enjoy!

Per Cookie, you are looking at: 132 Calories, 13g Fats, 1.3g Net Carbs, and 2.8g Protein.

Pumpkin Flax Cookies (Iced) Calories Fats (g) Carbs (g) Fiber (g) Net Carbs (g) Protein (g)
1 Cup Blanched Almond Flour 640 56 24 12 12 24
1/2 Cup Flax Seed Meal 240 18 16 16 0 12
1/2 Cup Pumpkin Puree 45 0 9 4 5 1
1/2 Cup Salted Butter 800 96 0 0 0 0
1/4 Cup Coconut Oil 480 56 0 0 0 0
1/4 Cup Almond Butter 360 30 14 8 6 16
1/4 Cup Cream Cheese 200 18 2 0 2 4
1 Tbsp. Heavy Cream 50 5 0.8 0 0.8 0
1 Large Egg 70 5 0.7 0 0.7 5
2 tsp. Vanilla Extract 12 0 0 0 0 0
1 tsp. Cinnamon 6 0 2 1 1 0
1/2 tsp. Nutmeg 6 0 0.5 0 0.5 0
1/4 tsp. Fresh Ground Clove 2 0 0.3 0 0.3 0
Totals 2911 284 69.3 41 28.3 62
Pumpkin Flax Cookies with Almond Butter Icing

Per Cookie, you are looking at: 132 Calories, 13g Fats, 1.3g Net Carbs, and 2.8g Protein.

The Preparation

    The Cookies
  • 1 Cup Blanched Almond Flour
  • 1/2 Cup Flaxseed Meal
  • 1/2 Cup Pumpkin Puree
  • 1/4 Cup Salted Butter
  • 1/4 Cup Coconut Oil
  • 1/4 Cup Erythritol
  • 1 Large Egg
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla Extract
  • 1 tsp. Cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. Nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp. Fresh Ground Clove
  • The Icing
  • 1/4 Cup Butter
  • 1/4 Cup Cream Cheese
  • 1/4 Cup Almond Butter
  • 2 Tbsp. Erythritol
  • 1 Tbsp. Heavy Cream
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla Extract

The Execution

  1. Preheat your oven to 350F.
  2. Mix your almond flour, flaxseed meal, erythritol and spices together.
  3. Microwave your butter and coconut oil to melt it (about 30 seconds).
  4. Mix together your dry ingredients and your butter/coconut oil.
  5. Add your pumpkin puree and egg and mix it all in well together.
  6. Roll the dough into balls and lay them on a baking sheet.
  7. Press the dough down and put them in the oven. Cook for 12-15 minutes.
  8. For the icing, mix together all the ingredients with a fork and then mix it together with a hand blender until it's fluffy.
  9. When the cookies come out the oven, let them cool and then move them into the refrigerator overnight. They will be soggy-ish when you taken them out the oven, but will harden up in the fridge.
  10. Put your icing into a Ziploc bag, cut off the corner, and ice the cookies.
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