This month the Creative Cookie exchange have planned cookies with pumpkin. I am hoping to be read with the post well in advance to avoid disappointment and not to miss the dead line 🙂 I am glad I am actually ready with the bake, photos and now am here typing the recipe.
Pumpkin I must confess is not a favourite in my kitchen. I love it in savoury form either as a curry or a raita. However, with the challenge, I thought I might have hide and pair it with other things so that my boys don’t get to know. On top I used mascarpone cheese to frost! We had them for tea this afternoon and I must say we all loved it. Next time I wish to add more of pumpkin puree to the measures of other ingredients. Since pumpkin is sweet, I may be able to cut down on the sugar and the cookie will be sweetened naturally.
I used one of my old recipes from the blog. This cookie does not form a proper dough. One needs to roll and flatten it slightly as the dough has a good moisture in it.
150g plain flour
50g rolled oats roasted and ground
1/4 cup Pumpkin puree
100g mawa(or milk solids)
ground nutmeg(if you like)
Baking powder 1/2 tsp
pinch of salt
Milk to form the dough
For the frosting:
Toasted nuts of your choice(I used sunflower seeds)
Combine the dry ingredients(except sugar) and mix all together. Add in butter,mawa(milk solids) and pumpkin puree in a pan. Cook together to make a halwa. When cool, add this halwa to the dry ingredients. Mix well. If needed use milk to make a dough. Wrap this dough and keep it aside for 3-4 hours. Bash this dough with a pestle/rolling pin. It is kind of sticky but comes together when you grease your palms with oil. Roll the dough and cut different shapes of your choice or roll into small balls. Place these on a greased baking sheet. Bake in a preheated oven at 175 degrees for about 10 mins.
Mix mascarpone cheese with some icing sugar to a tad sweet taste. Spread on each cooled cookie and sprinkle some cinnamon powder, oats and nuts.
This is for my #creativecookieexchange group. Do visit the wonderful bakers joining in this event every month. #CreativeCookieExchange
The theme this month is Pumpkin! It is only October–you can’t possibly be tired of this glorious symbol of the fall harvest yet! If you are a blogger and want to join in the fun, contact Laura at thespicedlife AT gmail DOT com and she will get you added to our Facebook group, where we discuss our cookies and share links.
You can also just use us as a great resource for cookie recipes–be sure to check out our Pinterest Board and our monthly posts (you can find all of them at The Spiced Life). You will be able to find them the first Tuesday after the 15th of each month!
Also, if you are looking for inspiration to get in the kitchen and start baking, check out what all of our bloggers have made this month.
- Mexican Chocolate Pepita Shortbread Cookies by Magnolia Days
- Peanut Butter Pumpkin Cookies by Food Lust People Love
- Pumpkin Butterscotch Chip Cookies by A Shaggy Dough Story
- Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies by Karen’s Kitchen Stories
- Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies by Stay at Home Mama
- Pumpkin Date Cookies by Upstate Ramblings
- Pumpkin Drop Cookies with White Chocolate Chunks by The Spiced Life
- Pumpkin Oatmeal with White Chocolate M&Ms by Our Good Life
- Pumpkin, Oats and Sunflower Seeds Cookies by ISingCakes & More
- Pumpkin Spice Cookies by 2Cookin’ Mamas
- Pumpkin Spice Cut Out Cookies by A Baker’s House
- Pumpkin Thumbprints by Flours & Frostings