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.
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.
- 1 cup almond flour
- ½ cup flaxseed meal
- ½ cup pumpkin puree
- ¼ cup salted butter
- ¼ cup coconut oil
- ¼ cup erythritol
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon nutmeg
- ¼ teaspoon fresh ground clove
- ¼ cup butter
- ¼ cup cream cheese
- ¼ cup almond butter
- 2 tablespoons erythritol
- 1 tablespoon heavy whipping cream
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
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.
2. Get a microwave safe bowl or container. Add your coconut oil and butter to it.
3. Microwave your butter and oil for about 30 seconds, until it’s melted.
4. Add your melted butter and coconut oil to the dry mix.
5. Stir everything together well, making sure it is all combined. You should get a dough coming together.
6. Add your pumpkin puree to the mixture.
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.
8. Add your egg to the mixture.
9. Mix everything together as good as you can. Use a hand mixer to get a more aerated dough.
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.
11. Press the balls down into cookies. Make sure there’s space in between each cookie because it expands a little as it bakes.
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.
14. In the same microwave safe container you used before, add your butter.
15. Microwave this for about 20-25 seconds until it’s melted.
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.
17. Add your erythritol to the mixture and mix it well.
18. Add your heavy cream and also mix it in.
19. You should end up with a pretty light-in-color icing.
20. Use a hand mixer to mix everything together and aerate the icing.
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.
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.
23. Ice your cookies and transfer them to a cooling rack or container of your choice.
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: 134.86 Calories, 12.84g Fats, 1.44g Net Carbs, and 2.84g Protein.
|Pumpkin Flax Cookies with Almond Butter Icing||Calories||Fats(g)||Carbs(g)||Fiber(g)||Net Carbs(g)||Protein(g)|
|1 cup almond flour||640||56||24||12||12||24|
|½ cup flaxseed meal||240||14||20||16||4||12|
|½ cup pumpkin puree||40||0.5||9||5||4||2|
|½ cup salted butter||814||92.06||0.07||0||0.07||0.96|
|¼ cup coconut oil||486||53.99||0||0||0||0|
|¼ cup + 2 tbsp. Erythritol||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|1 large egg||72||4.75||0.36||0||0.36||6.28|
|2 teaspoon vanilla extract||24||0.01||1.06||0||1.06||0.01|
|1 teaspoon cinnamon||6||0.03||2.1||1.4||0.7||0.1|
|½ teaspoon nutmeg||6||0.4||0.54||0.2||0.34||0.06|
|¼ teaspoon fresh ground clove||1||0.7||0.34||0.2||0.14||0.03|
|¼ cup cream cheese||203||19.98||3.2||0||3.2||3.57|
|¼ cup almond butter||384||34.69||11.76||6.4||5.36||13.1|
|1 tablespoon heavy whipping cream||51||5.41||0.41||0||0.41||0.43|