Cookies are a great way to limit dessert portions and these Weight Watchers Pumpkin Cookies are worth every point! I love Weight Watchers recipes that my whole family can enjoy and this one makes everyone's tummy smile. The flavor of pumpkin shines through in the most delicious way.
IS PUMPKIN GOOD IN A COOKIE?
Do you love the flavor of pumpkin? If you do then you need to try adding it to cookies. I love how moist pumpkin puree can make baked goods.
I personally think pumpkin is amazing in a cookie. It goes so well with chocolate chips too.
There are so many great benefits to eating pumpkin that it is a no-guilt addition to any recipe.
ARE PUMPKIN COOKIES WEIGHT WATCHERS FRIENDLY?
Since no food is off-limits with Weight Watchers the answer is YES. Should you eat the whole batch? Probably not, LOL.
This pumpkin cookie recipe is a modified recipe that tries to limit sugar as much as possible while still ending up with a cookie that is edible. I tried to make these cookies as low in freestyle smartpoints as possible and the good news is that they taste amazing.
Each of these Weight Watchers Pumpkin Cookies is 3 Freestyle SmartPoints.
The recipe makes 24 cookies so you will need to be careful not to overdo it!
INGREDIENTS FOR WW PUMPKIN COOKIES
This cookie recipe calls for a lot of the standard ingredients for baked goods. I like to keep the white whole wheat flour on hand for making Weight Watchers desserts.
- White Whole Wheat Flour
- Baking Powder
- Pumpkin Pie Spice
- Pumpkin Puree
- White Sugar
- Brown Sugar
- Vanilla Extract
- Mini Chocolate Chips
HOW TO MAKE WEIGHT WATCHERS PUMPKIN COOKIES
Cookies are so much easier to make with a stand mixer. The mixing goes quicker and is less tiring on my arms and hands!
STEP ONE: PREPARE
Start off by preheating the oven to 350 degrees F.
Line your cookie sheets with parchment paper for the best results.
STEP TWO: SIFT INGREDIENTS
In a medium-sized bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, pumpkin pie spice, and salt.
Sifting helps incorporate the dry ingredients into the recipe and turns out better cookies!
STEP THREE: MIX
Now take a large bowl and add the white and brown sugar, molasses, pumpkin puree, and vanilla extract. Mix these until they are well-combined.
Add in the flour mixture and fold it in.
Last, add in the mini chocolate chips and mix them in gently.
STEP FOUR: MAKE COOKIES
Make each cookie with about 1 tablespoon of dough. Roll the dough into a ball and flatten the top of the cookie with your fingers a little bit. These cookies puff up instead of spreading out.
Place the cookie dough balls onto the baking sheet about 2 inches apart.
STEP FIVE: BAKE
Bake the cookies for about 15 minutes.
Remove the pans from the oven and put the cookies on a wire rack to cool.
Store any extras in an airtight container on the counter.
WEIGHT WATCHERS PUMPKIN COOKIES RECIPE
I know you are anxious to fill your house with the smells of fall and make these delectable Weight Watchers Pumpkin Cookies. You can print off the complete ingredients and instructions via the recipe card below.
These Weight Watchers Pumpkin Cookies are delicious and only 3 Freestyle SmartPoints per cookie.
Preheat oven to 350 F and line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper.
In a medium-sized bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, pumpkin pie spice, and salt.
In another large bowl, mix together both sugars, molasses, pumpkin puree, and vanilla extract until well combined.
Add dry flour mix and fold it in.
Add the chocolate chips and mix them in.
Roll about a tablespoon of cookie dough into a ball. Flatten the tops of the cookies with your fingers. These cookies don't spread much. They puff up.
Bake for 15 minutes. Remove from oven and put cookies on a wire rack to cool.
Store in an airtight container on the counter.
There are 3 Freestyle SmartPoints in one cookie based on this recipe making 24 cookies.
If you loved this WW recipe be sure to check these out:
- Weight Watchers Pumpkin Bread
- Healthy Pumpkin Recipes
- Weight Watchers Energy Balls
- Weight Watchers Pumpkin Pie Tarts
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