Recipe: Trick or Treat Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies
Sweet treat or spicy trick? You decide!
- 1 cup canned pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling)
- 1 egg
- 3 Tbsp. melted butter, divided
- 1 tsp. Pure Madagascar Vanilla Extract
- 1 1/2 cups cups regular rolled oats (not instant)
- 3/4 cup flour
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 tsp. baking powder
- 1/2 tsp. baking soda
- 1 tsp. to 1 Tbsp. Ghost Pepper Curry Powder*
- 1 tsp. Ground Ceylon "True" Cinnamon
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips
*1 Tbsp. of Ghost Pepper Curry Powder is the “Trick” version—these will have a spicy Ghost pepper kick! Use 1 tsp. Ghost Pepper Curry Powder instead for a milder “Treat” version. Make one batch of each and see who can tell the difference!
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Whisk together pumpkin, egg, 2 Tbsp. melted butter and vanilla in a small bowl. In a separate bowl, combine the remaining ingredients. Stir the wet ingredients into the dry until just combined. Scoop 1-inch size balls of dough onto parchment-lined baking sheets. Bake 12 to 15 min. until lightly browned. Remove from oven and brush lightly with remaining melted butter. Allow to cool slightly on baking sheet, then transfer to a wire rack to finish cooling. Store in an airtight container up to 3 days.
These make a unique holiday party treat.