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Pumpkin Cookies with Frosting

Healthier Halloween treat
I reworked a recipe to make a healthier treat which uses nutrient rich ingredients to treat rather than trick callers. This year my 10 year old grandson will help make the treats for his friends."


1 ½ c. all-purpose flour
½ c. white whole wheat flour
1 ½ t. baking powder
1 t. baking soda
1 t. cinnamon
1 t. grated orange rind
½ salt
2 large eggs
1 c. sugar
1 c. canned pumpkin (not pie mix)
½ c. light olive oil
1 t. vanilla
2 T. chopped walnuts
Autumn colored sugar crystals, optional


Preheat oven to 325 degrees. With a whisk combine dry ingredients and set aside. Meanwhile in the large mixer bowl combine the eggs and granulated sugar; beat 1-2 minutes. At low speed add the pumpkin, oil, vanilla and nuts; mix until blended. Slowly add dry ingredients and mix well. With a small scoop drop dough on silicone lined baking sheet. Top each cookie with a pinch of colored sugar. Bake about 16 minutes. emove to rack to cool. Makes 3 dozen treats.

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About 3 dozen treats

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