As these decadent paleo pumpkin cookies with orange glaze by blogger Plaid and Paleo showcase, not all fall cookie recipes require dairy filled ingredients to taste good. These cookies are made from wholesome ingredients that substitute harsh butters, milks and animal shortening for healthier alternatives.
While these autumnal cookies are paleo, they do not skip out on flavor. The cookies begin with a pumpkin vanilla base made from palm shortening, maple sugar, vanilla, pumpkin puree, cassava flower, dates, pecans and spices. The cassava flour and palm shortening bind the ingredients together while the pumpkin and pecans add a flavorful fall taste. Once the cookies are baked they are topped with a homemade orange glaze frosting made from coconut butter, orange juice and orange zest.