Best Ever Snickerdoodle Recipe – Grain and Dairy Free Pumpkin Cookies

The best ever snickerdoodle recipe we have found makes grain-free and dairy-free cookies made with almond flour and pumpkin.  They are a perfect sweet treat.

If you are on a Whole30 diet or are a very strict Paleo that does not allow any sort of sugar, these won’t be for you.  They do contain both natural maple syrup and turbinado sugar so they are not low sugar.  (If you want a pumpkin treat that without added sugars try our UNSWEETENED Pumpkin Streusel Muffin Recipe instead.)

However, at our house we allow some treats like this as long as they stay grain-free and dairy free so these work for us!   Just a warning though…they don’t last long around the house.  They usually don’t even last a day at ours!

Best Ever Snickerdoodle Recipe

Pumpkin cookie recipeMakes about 2 dozen cookies

Cookie Ingredients:

Cookie mix:

  • 4 cups almond flour (we love this brand.)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 6 tbsp canned 100% pumpkin
  • 1/2 cup 100% maple syrup
  • 5 tbsp coconut  oil (melted)
  • 4 tsp vanilla

For coating cookies:

Pumpkin Cookie Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350.
  2. In a medium size mixing bowl, blend together almond flour, salt, baking powder, and pumpkin spice.
  3. In a separate small bowl, mix together coconut oil, canned pumpkin, maple syrup, and vanilla.
  4. Mix all the ingredients together into the larger bowl.
  5. Place in the refrigerator for about 15 minutes to allow the dough to become more firm and easier to shape into cookies.
  6. In a small ball, mix cinnamon and turbinado sugar.
  7. Form dough balls that are a little over an inch and a half in diameter (about the size of a golf ball.)
  8. Coat cookie balls into cinnamon/sugar mixture.
  9. Place on an ungreased  cookie sheet and then flatten them with your hand until they are about 1/4 inch thick.
  10. Bake cookies for about 12 minutes until cooked through.
  11. Allow to cool completely (if you can wait) on the cookie sheet before serving.


I hope you like them as much as we do!

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