House Works: Pumpkin Cookies

If you are like me, you are always glad when there are some fresh cookies that just happen to be sitting on the counter. And it's even better if the cookies fit the time of year. In House Works, Moms Everyday blogger, Alison Bickel, has a recipe for some pumpkin cookies that work well for Halloween or any time.

Pumpkin Trail Mix Cookies
2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup granulated or maple sugar
2 tablespoons ground flaxseeds (optional)
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup sunflower seeds
1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
1 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
2 tablespoons melted butter
1 teaspoon vanilla

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a large mixing bowl combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, sugar, flaxseeds, cinnamon, salt, chocolate chips, sunflower seeds and coconut. In a separate bowl combine the wet ingredients; pumpkin, melted butter and vanilla.
Stir together the wet and dry ingredients. The batter will be slightly stiff. Add more pumpkin puree if needed.
Drop tablespoons of batter onto the parchment lined baking sheet and bake for 10-14 minutes. Place on cooling rack when done baking and store in an airtight container.

adapted from The Vegetarian Family Cookbook

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Taryn Vanderford
Taryn Vanderford is an Emmy-winning journalist who currently works on "First at Four", "Pure Nebraska" and "Moms Everyday" for 10/11 and Gray Television.
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