Pumpkin Pie Snowball Cookies are keto, low carb, and paleo snowball cookies with pumpkin pie flavor.
I converted my mother’s Russian tea cake recipe into a grain-free, paleo, and low carb snowball cookie with pumpkin pie flavor.
I am really excited about the results as they tasted even better than I dreamed they would.
These are have he same texture as a Mexican wedding cake but have pumpkin pie spices.
Baked pumpkin pie cookies with a sweet cinnamon coating. Not as crumbly as a tea cake but not as soft as a pumpkin pie. My family loved the texture and taste.
These pumpkin snowball cookies were easy to make, bake, and roll in the sweet powdered coating.
If you like Russian tea cakes or Mexican wedding cakes, then you will love these cookies.
A most popular snowball cookie recipe that was featured in a major magazine.
This Recipe was Featured in Women's Day Magazine
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Pumpkin Pie Snowball Cookies
- 1 ¼ cup almond flour
- 1 tablespoon coconut flour
- ⅓ cup sweetener of choice: coconut sugar for paleo or for low carb use erythritol granular
- ½ tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
- ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
- 3 tablespoon butter melted or coconut oil, melted
- 1 egg yolk beaten
- 3 tablespoon pumpkin puree make sure pumpkin is the only ingredient
- 2 tablespoon crushed walnut pieces *optional
- SNOW COATING:
- 2 ½ tablespoon Powdered sweetener of choice: grind up coconut sugar in blender or processor or for low carb use confectioners erythritol or grind up granular erythritol.
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 300 F°, and line or grease a cookie sheet. In a large mixing bowl combine: 1 ¼ cup almond flour, 1 tablespoon coconut flour, ⅓ cup sweetener of choice, ½ tbsp. pumpkin pie spice, and ¼ teaspoon cinnamon. Mix together thoroughly.
- Add to mixture: 3 tablespoon melted butter or coconut oil, 1 egg yolk, and 3 tablespoon pumpkin puree. Mix together thoroughly. Add in optional walnut pieces and stir in.
- In a blender or processor, grind up the 2 ½ tablespoon sweetener of choice until it is powdered (unless using a low carb brand of confectioner’s sweetener). Put the powdered sweetener of choice into a small to medium size bowl and mix in the ½ teaspoon cinnamon. Set aside.
- Using hands or oiled or buttered hands to prevent sticking, roll a tablespoon size of pumpkin dough into balls and place on cookie sheet in rows. Bake cookie pie balls in oven for 22 to 26 minutes. Check at 22 minutes to see if browning slightly. Remove from oven and cool slightly.
- While cookie pie balls are still warm, rolls lightly into the powdered sweetener and cinnamon mixture. Serve and enjoy. Store unused portions in container in the fridge.
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I made these New Years Eve (last night) and they are amazeballs! (haha, play on words) My husband couldn't stop popping them into his mouth! He begged me to hide them and not bring them out until today. 😀 I loved them too, but have more self-control than him when it comes to sweets.
Thanks for sharing such a brilliant recipe!
Thank you so much for trying the recipe and your kind words, Michele.
Do you think banana would make a good alternative to egg? I did make these tonight with egg and they were amazing! Even my super picky eater loved them.
Thank you Kassie for trying the recipe & I'm thrilled the picky eater like them.. I have not had good results in using most egg replacements in the grain free recipes. I have not tried a banana in this recipe, but I have in others, and I think it needs egg to bind the grain free flour together.
I Have successfully used banana in other paleo recipes when I've been out of eggs, but wasn't sure if it works in every recipe. Thank you for responding so quickly.
Kassie, I haven't tried it in this one,so it might work. I tried using banana to replace egg in my English muffin recipe and it tasted good but fell apart. Let me know if try it, as I'm always running out of eggs 🙂
These are so good! Thanks for the great recipe.
Janet, Thank you so much 🙂
These were REALLY good! I like them warm so I pop them in the microwave to warm them (since they store in the fridge)
Thank you Julie for trying the recipe and the tip about warming them!
Annie @ Annie's Noms
These look like they could be dangerous!!! I have a feeling 10 would disappear quite quickly!
Awe, thanks Annie. However did you guess how many I ate? 🙂
What a great twist on the teacake.
I love pumpkin...I will have to give these a try.
Thank you Lisa 🙂
Lynn | The Road to Honey
Russian teacakes are one of my all time favorite cookies so it is no surprise that they are always included in our holiday baking. What a genius idea to introduce pumpkin to this tried and true favorite.
Lynn, thank you for your very kind words.
Christine | Vermilion Roots
I'm all about pumpkin right now. Made a batch of puree. I wanna try everything, including these cookies! 🙂
Awe, thank you Christine 🙂
yummy can't wait to try this!
Thanks Nadia, I think you will like them 🙂
Ribas with Love
I love the ingredients you used in this recipe, it looks really yummy. It's so convenience to have these little power snacks around to munch or take on the go. Great job!
Thanks so much Ribas with Love 🙂
I love snowball cookies! I bet they taste great with pumpkin!!!
Thank you Sarah 🙂
I made these today & they are great! I realized late in the prep that I had no eggs - decided to go ahead without the egg yolk & they seem to have turned out just fine.
Thank you for a terrific recipe 🙂
Thank you Runner Girl, I am relieved that they worked out without the egg yolk. It is always nice to have an egg fee option.
I would love to make these pumpkin snowball cookies but I have recently developed an allergy to terr nuts. Is there an alternative flour that would work as well as the almond flour?
Trudy, I too have issues with almonds sometimes. I used cashews meal in mine in the same amount, but if you can't have any nuts then perhaps sunflower seed meal may work in the same amount as almond flour. You would have to grind the raw shelled seeds in a processor until a flour texture forms but not too long or you get SunButter. I have not tried it, but it may work.