One More Thing: To Bake for Halloween
Last week my roommate, Liz, was baking a “Fally Treat” (what I call all food cooked in autumn.) If you know me at all, you know I don’t bake or cook*, so I was anxious to try some homemade cooking that I didn’t home make myself. She told me they are cookies with pumpkin that are relatively healthy because you don’t need sugar or flour. Naturally, as a girl with a figure to watch, I loved the thought.
Upon trying them, my feelings were similar to my feelings the day we all found out Drew Carey would be replacing Bob Barker on The Price Is Right. I knew things would never be the same. I didn’t know how much I loved pumpkin until trying them, but from here on out they will be my favorite fall indulgence.
I can speak from experience that these are fool-proof to make because this weekend I bought all of the ingredients and did it myself. They weren’t as good as Liz’s of course, but they were delicious and SO SIMPLE that my confidence in baking skyrocketed through the roof! My head is so big from conquering them that I can honestly barely breathe thinking about it.
Without further ado…
+1 15oz can of pumpkin (the small can)
+1 box of spiced cake mix
+1/2 bag of chocolate chips (optional, but it’s chocolate so when is that really optional)
Preheat your oven to approximately 350 degrees.
Whip all ingredients together (gently and with love, of course) in a, well, any kind of bowl. Then scoop out a large spoonful and place (as Liz’s boyfriend, Nate, would say) a “gnarly dollop” of your batter onto a foil covered baking sheet.
Repeat the “gnarly dollop” related step until you’ve used all of your dough. Then say gnarly dollop aloud 3 times because it is so satisfying to say. Place your cookies in the oven for 11-15 minutes and your job is done! SO EASY, right? Now pop in Halloweentown, grab a glass of cider and enjoy with your friends/lovers/me this Halloween season.
This was just One More Thing you can do to get yourself in the spirit of Halloween while on a budget, until you are witch and famous (Halloween puns, my favorite!)
*I don’t cook very well, but I do cook. My best dishes are but are not limited to: grilled cheese, hot dogs, crackers with peanut butter, crackers with anything, Eggo waffles, and caramelized onions. That, and I know how to grill up my Mom’s premade bleu cheese burgers on my George Foreman Grill very well.