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Pumpkin Spice “Roll Ball” Cookies

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I love experimenting with new flavors of healthy snacks for my family! Originally I posted this recipe on my blog years ago as an apple spice cookie and then added a double chocolate and double chocolate peppermint version. We love these cookies and they were definitely a popular post on my blog! While I was getting ready to put those old recipes back up on the new blog, my wheels began to turn. You see, this is an amazing little cookie in that it is versatile, naturally sweetened, gluten-free, delicious, easy and more of a little protein nugget than a cookie. It has just about everything. With fall creeping in though I realized it needed a facelift. It needed more spice and….. pumpkin. It was worth the effort! These are so tasty!

The extra fun thing about this cookie is that you can play with it. I experimented with the flavorings using both regular ground kitchen spices and vitality essential oils. Both were super yummy and had their own slightly unique flavors. We each had our favorites here so I am going to include the directions for both below! You can also add additional things to add to the flavor or to ramp up the nutrient content. If you are looking for not just a pumpkin spice, but for the full pumpkin spice latte flavor, you can add in a little ground coffee. This was amazing! You could also sprinkle in things such as maca powder to add a great nutrient boost that is so subtle in flavor that no one would even know! I was actually going to do this with these when I realized I needed to order more! I am planning to try it next time though!

These make such a great afternoon power snack and are great for all ages! My kiddos love helping to roll them out too and have dubbed them “roll-ball cookies” which is the name that has stuck forever! That being said I recommend keeping them up because they are tasty enough that things like this happened while I was trying to take pictures.

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I hope you and your family enjoy them as well!

 

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Pumpkin Spice Roll Ball Cookies  (Kitchen Spice Version)

1 cup oats (regular or gluten-free)

1/2 cup oat flour (regular or gluten-free)

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1/4 teaspoon ground ginger

1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

2 teaspoons finely ground coffee, optional

1/2 cup organic peanut or almond butter

1/4 cup pumpkin puree

1/3 cup maple syrup

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

 

-In a medium size bowl whisk together the oats, oat flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves and coffee if using. Set aside.

-In a small bowl whisk together the nut butter, pumpkin puree, maple syrup and vanilla extract.

-Pour the liquid ingredients into the dry and mix together until everything is well combined.

-Scoop out about 1 teaspoon of dough and roll into a bite-size cookie ball. Place on a parchment lined cookie sheet. Continue rolling out cookies until you have used all the dough. Once you have rolled out all the dough, place the cookie sheet in the refrigerator and allow the cookie balls to firm up.

-Once cookie balls are firm, remove from tray and place in a storage container. Store in fridge and enjoy!!

-This recipe makes between 2 and 3 dozen depending on how large or small you roll out the balls.

 

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Pumpkin Spice Roll Ball Cookies (Vitality Essential Oil Version)

1 cup oats (regular or gluten-free)

1/2 cup oat flour (regular or gluten-free)

 

2 teaspoons finely ground coffee, optional

1/2 cup organic peanut or almond butter

1/4 cup pumpkin puree

1/3 cup maple syrup

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

4 drops Thieves Vitality essential oil

2 drops Nutmeg Vitality essential oil

1 drop Ginger Vitality essential oil

 

-In a medium size bowl whisk together the oats, oat flour and coffee if using. Set aside.

-In a small bowl whisk together the nut butter, pumpkin puree, maple syrup. vanilla extract and essential oils.

-Pour the liquid ingredients into the dry and mix together until everything is well combined.

-Scoop out about 1 teaspoon of dough and roll into a bite-size cookie ball. Place on a parchment lined cookie sheet. Continue rolling out cookies until you have used all the dough. Once you have rolled out all the dough, place the cookie sheet in the refrigerator and allow the cookie balls to firm up.

-Once cookie balls are firm, remove from tray and place in a storage container. Store in fridge and enjoy!!

-This recipe makes between 2 and 3 dozen depending on how large or small you roll out the balls.

 

Notes:

-Sometimes depending on how liquidy the pumpkin is the dough may turn out a little softer and be a little difficult to roll out. You can just add a little additional oat flour to make a better dough.

-Don’t have oat flour? No problem! Simply put some oats in a food processor and run it until the oats are ground into flour.

-If you find the dough is sticky you can also just rub your hands in some oat flour to make the rolling a little easier. This is especially helpful for the kiddos. You can just sprinkle a little pile on the counter that they can keep patting their hands into.

-I was planning to use the same oils as the spices I used, but realized I didn’t have Cinnamon Vitality oil. Thus I used Thieves Vitality since it has cloves and cinnamon and it did an amazing job. However I may try the others too as soon as I get cinnamon. So feel free to experiment with what you have! You can always taste test the dough before rolling!

 

 

 

 

3 thoughts on “Pumpkin Spice “Roll Ball” Cookies

    1. Thank you so much! I saw you have a blog as well and had to check it out. It looks lovely and I do believe I already need to try your Pumpkin Pie Oats. Thank you again!

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