Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Punkinormous sandwich cookies

I love butternut squash. Wake me when the cookies are ready!
What's not to love about winter squash? My personal favorite is butternut. One serving contains almost 500 percent daily value of Vitamin A, 52 percent of Vitamin C and 15 percent of magnesium. Of course, it also tastes delicious and makes a great puree to use in desserts, like these Punkinormous Sandwich Cookies. Yes, you can use any kind of winter squash in these, including pumpkin, and they are friendly to the paleo autoimmune protocol (AIP).

Punkinormous Sandwich Cookies
Here's what you need:

For the cookies:
1 1/2 cups squash puree, such as pumpkin or butternut
1 cup coconut flakes
1/3 cup coconut oil
1/3 cup coconut flour
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. ginger
other spices, as desired
stevia, to taste

For the filling:

1/4 cup full-fat coconut milk (such as Natural Value because it comes in a BPA-free can with no added ingredients
1 T. each, coconut butter and coconut oil (softened)
stevia, to taste
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract (alcohol-free)

Here's what you do:

Mix all the cookie ingredients in a food processor and pulse until blended. Shape 6-8 large cookies and place on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Place the cookies in the fridge until firmed up.

In the meantime, make the filling. Put all the ingredients in a small bowl and stir until blended and thickened.

Assemble the cookies by putting a tablespoon of filling between two halves. Return to the fridge to firm up. Cookies can be stored in the freezer but will need to thaw out slightly before eating.

I can sleep like a baby after eating butternut squash.
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Heather @Gluten-Free Cat said...

I love your creativity!

Sheree Welshimer said...

I always say I'm creative out of desperation to feed my desire for a treat!

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