Abby Veigel Wellness | My favorite time of year
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My favorite time of year

27 Sep My favorite time of year

Hi Sweet Friends! It’s officially fall here in PA and I am so in love with everything that surrounds me. The changing leaves, the chilly mornings, the comfy clothes and of course, everything PUMPKIN! I saw this shirt at Target the other day and I fell in love!



Fall to me means family traditions to the pumpkin patch, warm pumpkin  lattes, Ohio State Football and comfort crockpot meals! Pumpkin Turkey Chili is a favorite in our house along with these delicious cookies that you have all been wanting the recipe for!


Before I start please note that all of my recipes are gluten free because of my celiac disease but you can easily substitute whole wheat flour and it will be equally delicious!

 Gluten Free Chewy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies (adapted from


  • 1 cup gluten free flour blend
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp pumpkin pie spice (cinnamon can also be used if not a huge pumpkin fan)
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp butter, melted ( or coconut oil)
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp pumpkin puree
  • 1 tsp almond  extract ( vanilla works too)
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips (my favorite brand is enjoy life)


Preheat oven to 350°.   Lightly spray two cookie sheets with cooking spray. ( I highly recommend using coconut oil spray)! Did you know Pam is not gluten free? Don’t contaminate a friend! In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, salt and pumpkin spice; stir to blend. In another bowl, whisk the sugar, syrup ,butter, egg , pumpkin puree and almond  together until light and fluffy. Whisk the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients in two additions until the batter is very well blended. If the batter looks more “crumbly” than smooth, add just a drop of water at a time (ONLY if needed) until it smooths out. Drop by level spoonfuls about 1 inch apart onto baking sheets.  Bake 8 – 10 minutes. Remove from the oven, and let them stand 5 minutes before removing the cookies from the pans to cool on wire racks.


I highly recommend keeping a few aside for yourself because if your family is like mine..they will quickly be gone! Enjoy and HAPPY FALL!


Yours in good health,