Healthified Pumpkin cookies with cream cheese frosting

Healthified Pumpkin Cookies with cream cheese frosting:

My son’s snack day at school today and I had no idea what to take. I have never done this before- this is the boy’s first year of “school”. I was not sure what to send with them for snack- I know the rule was to be healthy but I also wanted it to be yummy too!! I found a recipe for pumpkin cookies on Pinterest but it contained a lot of sugar and butter — so got rid of most of the sugar and came up with this goodness! It was a hit!! I can honestly say that because I just picked them up and the teacher gave me the thumbs up on this one!! #score Note: I am not always on my game with making homeade treats but I had time and so I did. I know you wont always have time either- but when you do here ya go!!

Cookies:

½ C of applesauce

½ C plain Greek yogurt

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

½ teaspoon of nutmeg (or pumpkin spice is fine)

1 egg

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 Cup canned pumpkin (not pie filling)

2 ¾ CUPS of Carbquik (or any flour you prefer)

Preheat oven at 350 degrees. Mix together ALL ingredients EXCEPT for the flour/carbquick and baking powder and baking soda….when all is mixed well add the flour/carbquik plus baking soda and powder slowly….take a small scooper and make about 24 cookies bake less than 7 minutes—just until they seem close slightly golden but tender.—they will set even more after you take them out. If you stick a toothpick in and it comes out clean they are done. Take off the pan gently and let cool on counter.

Frosting:

Mix well 2 tbs of butter, 6oz cream cheese and 1/2 C of truvia baking blend (or sugar—or stevia)

*** fill this in ziploc bag cut tiny corner and push frosting down through the little hole and make small circle dollop on cookie….

SO SO GOOD!!

Container count: have two of these for a yellow and 2 tsp

Cabquik link to purchase:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B005YVU6FY/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B005YVU6FY&linkCode=am2&tag=ealthyhairdre-20&linkId=e5f2d9baf7fd370ca37ce90c3f623988

Truvia link to purchase:

https://www.amazon.com/Truvia-Baking-Blend-Natural-Sweetener/dp/B0094HB8V0/ref=as_sl_pc_tf_til?tag=ealthyhairdre-20&linkCode=w00&linkId=ce09825f11de38ddabc7214a9aeb43a6&creativeASIN=B0094HB8V0

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