Monday, October 31, 2011

Healthy Halloween Recipe

Happy Halloween!  Halloween is one of the best holidays. Full of fun, great costumes, amazing fall weather...There’s nothing like it! One thing the day is notorious for is candy.  Still growing children dress in spooky costumes and “scare” countless adults into giving them candy. Candy is great, the novelty sure is fun…but it’s not very good for you in large amounts. Sure having a couple pieces for the season won’t hurt, but eating in humungous amounts, such as what children will do on Halloween, is simply terrible for your body. That’s why it’s good idea to have an alternative to just candy. Kids will love any kind of treat if you stick with the holiday theme. Here’s a great recipe to have for a kid’s Halloween party that won’t result in stomach aches the next day!


Pumpkin Cookies
(Serves about 60 cookies)

These cookies are a great choice for dessert during your Halloween gatherings. A tasty alternative to processed Halloween candy. 

Ingredients:

1 cup sesame seed oil
2 eggs, beaten
4 cups flour, 1 cup amaranth flour
2 tsp. baking powder
2 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. ground nutmeg
2 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. allspice
1/4 tsp. ginger 
2 tsp. salt
2 cups of pureed solid-pack pumpkin 
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
1 cup chopped walnuts
3 tsp. vanilla

 
Directions: 

1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Beat the oil and sugar in mixing bowl. Add eggs, beating well. Sift the flour, the baking powder, the baking soda, the spices, and the salt together. Add to sugar mixture alternately with the pumpkin, beating well after each addition. Fold in the chocolate chips, the walnuts, and the vanilla.
2. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto oiled cookie sheets. Bake in 350°F oven for 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown. 

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Bon Appetit!


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