Welcoming Halloween With Pumpkin Delights

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By Summer Gilbert

Staff Writer

Halloween has arrived, meaning the time has begun for scares, costumes and delicious pumpkin-flavored goods to bring the holiday spirit to life.

Nothing says Halloween more than fresh, homemade pumpkin cookies. These delicious treats are perfect for party guests, family or even trick-or-treaters. To get any pumpkin cookie looking perfectly delicious, use the following recipe for these delightful goodies:

What you need:

One medium or large bowl

Mixer

Mixing bowl

Flour (2 ½ cups)

Baking Soda (1 teaspoon)

Baking Powder (1 teaspoon)

Ground Cinnamon (1 teaspoon)

Ground Nutmeg (1/2 teaspoon)

Salt (1/2 teaspoon)

Granulated Sugar (1 ½ cups)

Stick of butter (1/2 cup)

Libby’s 100% Pure Pumpkin (1 cup)

Eggs (1)

Vanilla extract (1 teaspoon)

Steps to cookie success:

First, individuals will want to preheat their oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and spray baking sheets before starting.  This will help expedite the process and make life easier for all involved.

This whole process from prepping to baking will only take 28 minutes. In terms of prep, it is important to make sure all ingredients are accessible and ready for use.

First, individuals should combine the baking soda, baking powder, flour, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt in a large or medium bowl. After this, they should put the bowl to the side. Next, simply take the butter and sugar, adding them to the mixing bowl and waiting until the product is completely blended.

Then, bakers should add the pumpkin extract, egg and vanilla extract into the mixture until it is thoroughly blended.  Finally, add in the flour mixture that was made first into the mixing bowl gradually so it can be properly beaten into the mix.

Individuals should then take a tablespoon and scoop out of the batter to add to the baking sheet, trying to make them as circular as possible.

Lastly, pop them in the oven and wait 17-19 minutes until the edges are golden brown. After the cookies have reached an ideal appearance, remove them and allow them to cool before serving.

With this delicious approach to Halloween sweets, cookie lovers alike can enjoy their treats and keep tricks to a minimum.

Summer Gilbert

Summer Gilbert is a junior studying digital art and design. She is from Bedminster, N.J., where she rides horses competitively. Gilbert also has a love for photography and web design, excited for where life may take her in the industry.

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