Keto Pumpkin Spice Cookies

Keto Pumpkin Spice Cookies (Low Carb, Keto, Gluten Free

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These soft and chewy keto pumpkin spice cookies are sure to satisfy that pumpkin craving as well as delight the kiddos!  A treat for even the non pumpkin fans!

Keto Pumpkin Spice Cookies

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Keto Pumpkin Spice Cookies

Fall is here and it brings with it the season of pumpkin spice everything. From lattes to desserts, pumpkin spice is one of the most popular flavors of the season. To be honest, it is my favorite year round. I simply love everything pumpkin spice!

And I imagine you do too or you wouldn't be here checking out these keto pumpkin spice cookies!

But not everyone does.  In fact, my very own hubby does not like pumpkin.  I don't even get it.  But I'll let you in on a little secret.  I made him try one of these cookies and he actually gave it a thumbs up.  And coming from someone who does not like pumpkin flavor or pumpkin spice, that was a pretty big compliment.

So, let's talk pumpkin!

Keto Pumpkin Spice Cookies

Is Pumpkin Keto?

It most certainly is.  Did you know that 1 cup of pumpkin has 9 grams of net carbs.   And 1 cup of pumpkin puree has about 12 grams of net carbs.  This recipe uses only 1/2 cup AND makes 30 cookies, so it is pretty minimal.

Not only is pumpkin keto, but it has a million health benefits as well - including a delightful amount of beta carotene.

Health Benefits of Pumpkin

These cookies are not only delicious but they are loaded with nutritional benefits [*]. They are packed with nutrients like beta carotene, vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E, iron, and folate, all of which contribute to a strengthened immune system.

Vitamin A, in particular, is important for vision health. Pumpkins are also rich in antioxidants, which can help reduce the risk of chronic diseases[*]. Additionally, pumpkins contain potassium, which may help control blood pressure, and fiber, which aids in digestion[*].

Keto Pumpkin Spice Cookies

Are These Keto Pumpkin Spice Cookies Soft or Crunchy?

If you are a crunchy cookie type of person, then these cookies are not for you! If you are a soft and chewy cookie type of person, then keep on reading!

My goal was to make them almost sponge-like but with a slightly denser consistency and that is exactly what they turned out like. So, to answer the question, definitely soft!

Keto Pumpkin Spice Cookies

How To Store Low Carb Pumpkin Cookies

Easy Peasy!  Just pop them in a glass airtight container and throw it in the fridge!

They should comfortably last for 3-4 days and stay as fresh as day 1!

Best Sweetener For Keto Pumpkin Spice Cookies

Unlike traditional pumpkin spice cookies that are loaded with sugar and carbs, keto pumpkin spice cookies utilize alternative sweeteners, namely allulose and monk fruit. They are high in healthy fats and low in net carbs, making them the perfect treat for those on a keto diet.

I like the Besti brand for sweeteners. You can buy it here!

Keto Pumpkin Spice Cookies

Kitchen Essentials for Keto Pumpkin Spice Cookies

Nothing too fancy is needed to make these delicious keto pumpkin spice cookies! You'll need just a few kitchen staples:

Keto Pumpkin Spice Cookies

How To Make Keto Pumpkin Spice Cookies

Are you ready to make these delicious low carb pumpkin cookies?  Great - let's go! Gather your ingredients to start with!

Make sure your butter and cream cheese are at room temperature.  If you forgot to set them out like I do ALL the time, you can microwave them for a VERY short time.  I'm talking like 10-15 seconds TOPS!  You don't want them melted, only soft.

How to Make Keto Pumpkin Spice Cookies

In a large bowl, add butter, cream cheese, egg, pumpkin, and vanilla.

How to Make Keto Pumpkin Spice Cookies

Using hand beaters, beat them until well combined.   You don't need to overmix the batter, just mix long enough to where it looks like everything is mixed together nicely.

In a separate bowl, combine almond flour, pumpkin spice, baking powder, and salt. Mix well.

How to Make Keto Pumpkin Spice Cookies

Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and continue beating with hand beater until nicely mixed.

Cover and cool the dough in the fridge for about 10 minutes. It is going to be sticky, but this will help a little bit.

How to Make Keto Pumpkin Spice Cookies

Using a small scoop (or your fingers), put little dollop balls onto a baking sheet. The dough WILL be sticky. Totally fine. You can use a little water on your hands to help if needed.

Sprinkle with a touch of cinnamon/sweetener topping.

How to Make Keto Pumpkin Spice Cookies

Bake for 13-15 minutes and BOOM, your cookies are done!

Keto Pumpkin Spice Cookies

Tips and Tricks for Baking the Perfect Keto Pumpkin Spice Cookies

To make the best keto pumpkin spice cookies, it’s important to follow a few tips and tricks.

For example, make sure to properly measure and sift the dry ingredients to avoid any clumps.

Also, refrigerating the dough for at least an hour can help it become firm and easier to handle when it’s time to shape the cookies. This is not always necessary, but can certainly come in handy at times.

Another tip is to use parchment paper or a silicone baking mat when baking to prevent the cookies from sticking to the pan.

Variations of Keto Pumpkin Spice Cookies

One of the great things about keto pumpkin spice cookies is how versatile they are. You can add different flavors and spices to make your own unique cookie.

For example, you can mix in some chopped nuts like pecans or walnuts to add more texture and flavor. You can also add a pinch of cinnamon or cloves to give the cookies an extra kick.

Other Delicious Pumpkin Recipes

Pumpkin Pudding

Keto Pumpkin Bars

Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Pecan Bars

Keto Chocolate Chip and Pumpkin Muffins

Pumpkin Spice Latte

Pumpkin Spice Frappuccino

Keto Pumpkin Spice Cookies

Keto Pumpkin Spice Cookies

4.83 from 17 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes
Calories 85 kcal

Ingredients
  

Topping

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In a large bowl, beat butter, cream cheese, pumpkin, egg, and vanilla using hand beaters.
  • In a separate bowl, combine almond flour, pumpkin spice, baking powder and salt. Mix well.
  • Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and continue beat with hand beater until nicely mixed.
  • Cover and cool dough in fridge for 10 minutes. It is going to be sticky, but this will help a little bit.
  • Using a small scoop (or your fingers), put little dollop balls onto a baking sheet. The dough WILL be sticky. Totally fine. You can use a little water on your hands to help if needed.
  • Sprinkle with cinnamon/sweeter topping.
  • Bake for 13-15 minutes.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cookieCalories: 85kcalCarbohydrates: 3gProtein: 3gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 27mgFiber: 1.5gSugar: 1g
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