'Maybe Christmas, he thought, doesn't come from a store. Maybe Christmas . . . perhaps . . .means a little bit more!' How the Grinch Stole Christmas, by Dr Seuss
Soft pumpkin cookies for Halloween
Sweet Halloween treats: Soft pumpkin cookies with chocolate chips
It’s almost Halloween! Preparations are nearly complete, the perfect costume has been found and the house has been decorated. So what’s left? Well, food, of course. I always bake pumpkin goodies in the fall and this time I’m proud to present to you these amazing soft pumpkin cookies with chocolate chips, that turned out amaziiing! They’re very easy to make, too; you can find the original recipe here. The most “difficult” part was the pumpkin puree – I couldn’t find the canned version so I made it from scratch – but it’s really not that big of a deal. You just need to cut, peel and deseed a small butternut squash, boil it until tender and then mash it. Honestly, it took longer to take the pics than to make the actual cookies, haha.
These cookies are sweet& fragrant (with a touch of cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger), perfect next to a cup of tea or hot chocolate on these cold autumn evenings before Halloween. A good book, that also goes with the theme, had to be present in the equation and my suggestion is The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman, with illustrations by Chris Riddell. Enjoy!
P.S: OMG, regarding Neil Gaiman & Chris Riddell, I literally just discovered a new book that I need in my life right now: The Sleeper and the Spindle. “A thrillingly reimagined fairy tale from the truly magical combination of author Neil Gaiman and illustrator Chris Riddell – weaving together a sort-of Snow White and an almost Sleeping Beauty with a thread of dark magic, which will hold readers spellbound from start to finish”. Yes, yes and yes! Gotta run now, I have to figure out a way to order it.