Sweet, soft, fluffy are great words to describe these cookies. Aside from pumpkin, maple may be my second favorite fall flavor! These little cookies are a great fall treat without the guilt and also store well so you can save some for another day! I think the best way to describe them is a mix between a fluffy maple cake donut and a pecan shortbread cookie. They have the nice pecan flavor but are very soft and moist. Makes about 2 dozen small cookies.
1 ½ cups GF all purpose flour
¼ cup coconut sugar (or brown sugar)
3 Tbsp maple syrup
¼ cup apple sauce
¼ cup coconut oil
½ tsp baking soda
½ tsp xanthan gum
½ tsp sea salt
½ cup chopped pecans
- In a large bowl, mix together applesauce, coconut oil, sugar and syrup until well blended. Add in egg, flour, baking soda, xanthan gum, salt and pecans.
- Blend on medium speed for about 1 minute or until well combined, scraping sides if necessary.
- Using a cookie scoop, place cookie dough onto a greased baking sheet about 2” apart. Flatten cookies with palm if desired.
- Bake at 350°F for about 10-12 minutes or until cookies start to brown. Store in a sealed container for up to a week.