Pumpkin Butter Alfajores
This twist on the Classic South American Alfajores is like a Pumpkin Pie in Cookie Form! The Pumpkin Butter is so Easy to Prepare, and both the Cookies and the Filling are Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, and have No Refined Sugar.
I’m stepping a little outside of my comfort zone with this recipe! It happens to be: 1) Gluten-Free, 2) Dairy-Free, and 3) Free of Refined Sugar.
Bet ya never thought you’d find that kinda thing on Baking a Moment!
To be honest, I never thought I would either!! Truth be told, it’s all in the name of friendship.
My good friend Nora, who blogs over at A Clean Bake, is having a verrrrry busy week. I’m talking wedding dress fitting, flower appointment, makeup trial, and bridal shower kinda busy. 😉
Her wedding is in a little over a month. I’m so happy for her. I want her to enjoy every second of this incredible milestone in her life. She shouldn’t have to waste a single moment worrying about posting on her blog. So-> I’m handling that for her today!
I made a few ingredient substitutions to the traditional South American alfajores recipe, just to make them extra gentle on sensitive tummies. The texture just melts in your mouth, and the flavor is so perfect for fall- especially with this easy-peasy (and healthy!) pumpkin butter filling. It’s just like a mini pumpkin pie, but it cookie form. And healthy!
Click on over to A Clean Bake to read all about it and download the recipe! And be sure to tell Nora I sent you!
First off Allie! LOVE the new design. Or am I crazy? It’s new right? Looks great 🙂 Secondly, great recipe and always great when it’s a bit different than normal. Keeps things interesting right? I bet the flavors are fabulous! Love sandwich cookies! Thanks for sharing!
Thanks Kelly! Yes I changed up the design! I’m so happy you like it; I’m really psyched about it 😀 And thank you for the encouragement on the recipe too. I had a lot of fun with this one!
I visited my sister when she studied abroad in Argentina and have loved alfajores ever since. Your pumpkin version is absolutely lovely! (And GF? Miraculous!)
No kidding? I have never had authentic alfajores but I would love that! Thank you so much for the sweet comment Erin; I’m so happy you liked!
Allie, I just wanted to tell you again how incredibly grateful I am for your support and for this beautiful recipe that, I know, took a little more (or at least different) effort than usual. I am so touched by how seamlessly you stepped in for me so I could focus on the wedding craziness (and fun) this week. You are as wonderful a friend as you are a baker!
And so are you, my dear! Posting on A Clean Bake was such an honor; I so appreciate the opportunity, especially since I’m really a novice with your type of baking. But it was such a blast and I truly enjoyed the challenge. Happy, happy!
These look and sound amazing! I always appreciate desserts that are just a little healthier! Headed over to Nora’s to check them out.
Thanks, Danae! I think you will love Nora’s blog- her stuff is amazing and definitely healthier than anything you’ll find here, lol!
Pumpkin pie in cookie form? I’m sold – these look delicious!
Aw, thank you so much, Amy! That really is just what they tasted like too. I’m so happy you liked! Thanks a bunch for the sweet comment 😉
Alfajores have been on my baking bucket list for the longest time! Love this spin on them – with the pumpkin butter and refined sugar free?? I love it!
Awesome! Thanks Ashley I had a feeling you might like these 😉