Pumpkin Cookies

According to new research, more than half of the 24 million pumpkins that will be carved for Halloween will not be eaten. Our recipe for delicious pumpkin cookies can be prepared using steamed pumpkin and decorated with the seeds for a satisfying crunch

INGREDIENTS

  • 300g plain flour
  • 1tsp. bicarbonate of soda
  • 1tsp. baking powder
  • 1tsp. cinnamon
  • 1tsp. mixed spice
  • ½ tsp. sea salt
  • 250g caster sugar
  • 125g unsalted butter, softened
  • 250 pumpkin puree or steamed pumpkin
  • 1 egg
  • 1tsp. vanilla extract
  • 150g icing sugar
  • 50g pumpkin seeds, chopped

METHOD

  1. Combine flour, bicarbonate of soda, baking powder, spices and salt in a medium bowl.

  2. Using an electric hand whisk, cream the sugar and butter until light and fluffy and then add the puree, egg and vanilla and whisk until incorporated.

  3. Fold in the dry ingredients and mix thoroughly. When ready, chill the dough for 3 – 4 hours.

  4. Preheat a Miele oven on Fan Plus 180C.

  5. Remove the dough from the fridge and scoop a tablespoonful of the dough and shape into balls. Roll them in the icing sugar and decorate with some of the pumpkin seeds.

  6. Place the cookies on a baking tray leaving some space in between them and bake for 12 – 14 minutes.

  7. When ready, remove from the oven and allow to cool on a wire rack. These cookies will keep in an airtight container for 5 days.

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