The Spooky Side

Hey hey I’m back after a deserved vacation with my sister and my new baby niece 🙂 It was amazing and while I was there we had a little time to bake together. Since Autumn is here, we went pumpkin picking on a farm…yeah, that happened, and it was actually fun! So I decided to try out a recipe I found on Pinterest for Pumpkin Cookies and today I bring you the same recipe with a little update on the ingredients and on their shape since now they look like pumpkins! So cute right?? So if you want to impress somebody this Halloween, you can spend a little extra time baking these cookies. To be fair this recipe did take a little bit more time than my usual recipes do, since I was dealing with the cooking the pumpkin and I didn’t have that much cookie molds, but if you don’t feel like dealing with the shape and have some pumpkin puree cans available, it won’t take that long at all. Pumpkin-7

Littlle advice about this recipe, the batter is a little runny so you do need molds do make the shape as you can’t mold it with your hands. It really is easier to use a pastry bag to put the batter in the molds, so you can get the batter on the bottom. This recipe does make a shitload of cookies so if you are cooking for 2 or 3, just make half of it, for real, I have cookies here for 2 months and I’ll have to distribute them. So having this in account there we go with our recipe.

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Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 450 g of butter ( 2 cups)
  • 450 g of caster suger
  • 4 tsps of Baking powder
  • 2 tsps of cinammon
  • 2 tsps of nutmeg
  • 1 tsp of salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 500 g of chopped pumpkin
  • 500 g of flour
  • 200 g of chocolate chips / bar

Here’s how you do it:

  1. First we need to chop the pumpkin into small pieces and boil it for around 30 min, until it’s soft. Blend it until it’s puree and set it aside to cool off.
  2. Pre-heat the oven to 200 C. In a bowl cut the butter into small pieces and beat it until it’s softer and paler. Add the sugar and beat it until it’s an homogeneous mix. After add the baking powder, cinammon, nutmeg, salt and eggs. Mix until it’s all combined.
  3. Add the pumpkin pure that should be cool by now, and mix until it’s combined. While mixing add gradually the flour.
  4. Put the final batter into a pastry bag and use it to put the batter into the small molds. Bake for around 12 minutes and set aside to cool.Pumpkin-1
  5. To shape it like a pumpkin I cut the bottom as it shows in the picture, and fliped one top part on top of the other. (see pictures for reference). I cut the bottom circles into half, and put the half in the middle hole of the pumpkin to go as a stem. So this makes the shape.Pumpkin-2Pumpkin-3Pumpkin-5
  6. Melt the chocolate in a bowl (microwave or warm water bath) and use it to cover the top of the pumpkins or to cover just the stem of the pumpkin  (like I did in the picture). Let the chocolate set and Voila!!Pumpkin-8

I hope you guys enjoy this recipe and do give it a try. Go check out the original recipe from The Girl Who Ate Everything. This recipe is really all around Pinterest and that’s for a reason, it’s DELICIOUS!!! I really would bake this more often if I could find pumpkin pure, but nonetheless it’s a great occasion to bake them because it’s HALLOWEEN!

GO check out Food on the side Pinterest board too and give it some love as I also have been giving it some more attention. Pinterest is addicting by the way…damn!

It’s all I have to say for now!!

Cheers 🙂

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