Trick or Treat! Give me something good to eat!
Let’s talk about this…..give me something good to eat???? A twix bar? Sugar laced candy coated with yellow food coloring #5? Really, is it really good? Alright, yes I’ve been there…I was 7 years old once dressed up as a Volkswagen Beetle (hey, I was a silly kid!) and yes, that candy did taste pretty good to me. But then again I was 7, what did I know!?! Heck, just a few years ago I was still hitting the candy jar pretty hard during this time of year!
Last year Ava was just starting to eat “solid” foods so Halloween candy wasn’t much of a thought for us. But this year, oh my, look out!!! In an effort to keep Halloween treats a bit more clean and pure around our house, I have whipped up these delicious pumpkin cookies that can be rolled out and cut into any shape with cookie cutters. I’m also bringing back our favorite chocolate cookie too.
I’m sure you have already noticed that this is much more butter and sugar than I ever cook or bake with and, yes, it is. BUT it IS a holiday and these little cookies are so much better than anything that is going to end up in Ava’s’ Trick-Or-Treat basket!
Pumpkin Roll Out Cookies
- 1/2 cup Butter, softened
- 2/3 cup Brown Sugar
- 1/2 cup Pumpkin Puree
- 1 tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice
- 1/4 tsp Turmeric
- 1/4 tsp Sweet Paprika
- 1 3/4 cup Whole Wheat Flour
Cream the butter and sugar together.
Add the flour a 1/2 cup at a time. If your pumpkin puree is more liquid-y than you might need, almost 2 cups of flour or if it’s very dry, you might not need the entire 1 3/4 cups. A soft yet firm dough will form, it should not be too sticky. Roll the dough onto a clean floured surface.
Use cookie cutters to cut the cookies. Again this little helper sure is great!
Place the cookies on a baking sheet and bake for 8-10 minutes in a 400 degree oven.
Allow the cookies to cool completely on a cooling rack.