Thursday, December 29, 2011

Butternut Squash Spice Cookies

2 cups flour (half whole wheat, half all purpose white)
1 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1 1/2 cups sugar
2/3 cup oil (coconut or canola)
2 T molasses
1 cup cooked mashed butternut squash
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Optional: 1/2 cup oats, chopped walnuts, raisins, coconut shreds

Preparing the cookies:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Mix flour, sugar, baking soda, salt, and spices in a bowl. In a separate, larger bowl mix together, oil, molasses, squash and vanilla until well combined. Add dry to wet, folding to combine. Add optional ingredients after combined.

Drop by tablespoons onto cookie sheets. Bake for 16 minutes at 350 degrees F. For best flavor, let them cool and set a bit.


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