Halloween treats- Pumpkin-oats cookies
Halloween is just around the corner and all that I can see are pumpkins everywhere and bunch of aisles dedicated to the Halloween costumes and makeup. Last year, around this time, I was totally surprised when I saw the amount of preparations for the festival. The enthusiasm in the air was so contagious that we too bought a large bag of treats for the children doing rounds of trick-or-treat in our neighborhood.
This year, we did some pumpkin carving and I baked some pumpkin cookies for treating the kids coming home for the upcoming Halloween fest. Isn’t it better to have handmade sweets and gifts for special people around you? I did that too. The cookies are more of crisp ones than the American style chewy one’s. These are more like the ginger snap one’s but with a flavour of pumpkin spice. All this fancy, but with the goodness of oats and pumpkin, isn’t that the best thing to happen on Halloween.
I baked some egg-less pumpkin and oats cookies for the Halloween. So instead of treating kids with chocolates and all the unhealthy stuff, I thought of making something more wholesome and fulfilling. The treats are all about ‘Pumpkin spice and everything nice’.
The dough is kneaded perfectly. without leaving any lumps and cracks into the dough. Knead it gently and with all the love..:)
- ½ cup of all purpose flour
- ½ cup oat flour
- 1 and ½ cup powdered sugar
- 4-5 tsp of olive oil
- 1 tsp of baking powder
- ½ cup of baked pumpkin pulp
- 1 tsp of vanilla extract
- 1 tsp of all spice or ½ tsp each powder of nutmeg, cinnamon and clove
- 1 tsp of organic orange color (optional)
- ⅓ cup of water
- In a mixing bowl, add all purpose flour and oat flour.
- Add pumpkin pulp to the mixture along with baking powder, sugar and all spice.
- Mix all the dry ingredients together properly.
- Add olive oil to the mixture and water to the dry mixture along with vanilla extract.
- Take 1 tsp of water and mix the orange color to it.
- Mix this to the mixture and make a dough. Knead the dough for around 10 mins and refrigerate it for 30 mins.
- After 30 mins, remove the dough and let it sit for 10 mins over the counter.
- Place the dough between the 2 parchment papers and roll the dough to ⅕th inch thickness.
- Using a cookies cutter or stamper, cut the cookies into shape of your choice, I have used pumpkin shape.
- Line a baking tray with foil and spray it with a cooking spray.
- Cut the cookies and place them into the baking tray.
- Place these cookies into a preheated oven of 325F and bake them for 15 mins on each side.
- Once the cookies are baked and done, remove the cookies from the oven and let the cool down.
- Decorate the cookies with spooky decoration to impress the kids in trick-or-treat.
Make this halloween more healthy with these cookies and have a blast!