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Browned Butter Healthy Pumpkin Cookies with Butterscotch Chips

Soft and chewy Healthy Pumpkin cookies made with browned butter that have a surprise butterscotch twist! No one would know that they are whole wheat!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Chilling 30 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 21 cookies
Calories 206kcal


  • 9 Tbsp Unsalted butter melted
  • 1 1/2 Cups Whole wheat pastry flour (210g)
  • 1 1/2 tsp Cornstarch
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Baking powder
  • 2 tsp Pumpkin pie spice
  • 6 Tbsp Packed coconut sugar (or brown sugar)
  • 6 Tbsps Raw organic cane sugar (or granulated sugar)
  • 1 large Egg
  • 1 1/2 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 6 Tbsp Pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 Cup Butterscotch chips


  • In a medium bowl, melt the butter, over medium heat. Swirl it around ever once in a while to make sure that it is melting evenly. The butter will eventually begin to foam and turn a bright yellow, then begin to turn brown. Once it has started to brown and smells nutty, pour it into a medium bowl. If you have burned bits on the bottom, pour it through a strainer.
  • In a large bowl, combine the whole wheat pastry flour, cornstarch, salt, baking powder and pumpkin pie spice. Set aside.
  • Stir the brown and white sugar into the browned butter, until no brown sugar lumps are left. (since the butter is melted, you don't need to use an electric mixer)
  • Whisk the egg, vanilla extract and pumpkin puree into the butter mixture until well combined.
  • Stir the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients to form a dough. Your dough will be very soft and sticky. Then, stir in the butterscotch chips.
  • Chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes
  • Once the cookies have chilled, preheat your oven to 350 degrees F, and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  • Drop the cookies into 1 1/2 sized balls (I use a cookie scoop) and flatten to about 1/2 inch thick.
  • Bake for 12-13 minutes. You will think the cookies are under done, but they continue baking on the pan.
  • Let them cool completely on the pan


Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 206kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 46mg | Sodium: 189mg | Potassium: 87mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 1180IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 0.6mg