Clarion County Recipe of the Day: Jumbo Jack-o’-Lantern Cookies
Start your Halloween countdown with these fun cookies!
1 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 large egg, room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup quick-cooking oats
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup canned pumpkin
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
Orange and green decorating icing or vanilla frosting and orange and green gel food coloring
-Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugars until light and fluffy, 5-7 minutes. Add the egg and vanilla. Combine the flour, oats, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt; add to the creamed mixture alternating with pumpkin. Stir in chocolate chips.
-Drop by 1/4 cupfuls onto ungreased baking sheets. Spread into 3-1/2-in. pumpkin shapes. Drop 1/2 teaspoon of dough at the top of each for the stem.
-Bake until edges are golden brown, 15-18 minutes. Cool for 1 minute before removing to wire racks to cool completely. Create jack-o’-lantern faces on cookies with decorating icing or tinted frosting.
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