Saturday, January 30, 2010

Pumpkin Cookies with agave


I got a FABULOUS recipe off of Xagave.com for pumpkin cookies. Oh. My. Goodness. They are sooooo good! And I would say healthier than many treats because instead of sugar they contain agave, and I used all whole wheat flour that I personally ground my little ol' self. That counts for some goodness, right? Anyway, here is the recipe and the link to the xagave site where I got it from. They have lots of other yummy recipes also, that I am definitely going to try because this one came out so good. I get my agave at Trader Joe's. It is very decently priced. In fact, the best prices I've found. I know Sam's Club also carries it now, and you can buy it in bulk off Amazon. But the price is still about the same as Trader Joe's.

I also made banana bread with cauliflower the other day. It was top notch! I got it out of my Deceptively Delicious cookbook. Love that book!

PUMPKIN COOKIES

15 oz. can pumpkin puree
4 eggs
1/2 cup melted butter
1 1/2 cups agave nectar
1 tsp. vanilla
3 1/2 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp ground cloves
2 cups chocolate chips
1-2 cups rolled oats (optional)

Steps:
Preheat oven to 325. Mix pumpkin, eggs, butter, agave, and vanilla with electric mixer until smooth. Add flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves and mix with pumpkin mixture. Add chocolate chips and oats (optional). Bake at 325 for around 12-14 min. or until fork stuck in middle of cookie comes out clean.

Note: For a crunchier cookie, add rolled oats. I don't believe in crunchy cookies, so I didn't add the oats. :)

6 comments:

House Of P said...

Sounds yummy! If only I had some agave... This would make a yummy snack on a snowday like today.

RhondaLue said...

I love using agave! I use Xagave from Shar's. I used to buy it in the gallon jugs when the wholesaler came to teach the cooking classes and they offered a massive discount. Glad I stocked up then!

If you know anyone that wants the deceptively delicious cookbook, I'm selling mine for $5.00! I didn't love it. lol

Drama Queen #1 said...

THANK YOU FOR NOT MAKING THE COOKIES CRUNCHY. You know how much I hate crunchy cookies! :)

-DQ#1

Lorie said...

Yum! A lot healthier than the cookies I made tonight!

Becca said...

sounds yummy. i have been wanting to try agave in some recipes.

How did you do your header?

Salsa Mama said...

Becca,
I got the instructions to do my header off the "Clover Lane" blog. I'll put the link on my side bar. Super easy! I love it!