Health-ified Pumpkin Cookies
Healthified Pumpkin Cookies with cream cheese frosting:
My son’s snack day at school today and I had no idea what to take. I have never done this before- this is the boy’s first year of “school”. I was not sure what to send with them for snack- I know the rule was to be healthy but I also wanted it to be yummy too!! I found a recipe for pumpkin cookies on Pinterest but it contained a lot of sugar and butter — so got rid of most of the sugar and came up with this goodness! It was a hit!! I can honestly say that because I just picked them up and the teacher gave me the thumbs up on this one!! #score Note: I am not always on my game with making homemade treats but I had time and so I did. I know you wont always have time either- but when you do here ya go!!
½ C of applesauce
½ C plain Greek yogurt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon of nutmeg (or pumpkin spice is fine)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 Cup canned pumpkin (not pie filling)
2 ¾ CUPS of Carbquik (or any flour you prefer)
Preheat oven at 350 degrees. Mix together ALL ingredients EXCEPT for the flour/carbquick and baking powder and baking soda….when all is mixed well add the flour/carbquik plus baking soda and powder slowly….take a small scooper and make about 24 cookies bake less than 7 minutes—just until they seem close slightly golden but tender.—they will set even more after you take them out. If you stick a toothpick in and it comes out clean they are done. Take off the pan gently and let cool on counter.
Mix well 2 tbs of butter, 6oz cream cheese and 1/2 C of truvia baking blend (or sugar—or stevia)
*** fill this in ziploc bag cut tiny corner and push frosting down through the little hole and make small circle dollop on cookie….
SO SO GOOD!!
Container count: have two of these for a yellow and 2 tsp
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