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Those of you who prefer tasty morsel type cookies, stay right there. Below is one of our favourites, made using polytunnel-grown Pumpkins!
First things first...have you grown a pumpkin in your polytunnel this year? If not, why not? They're really easy, see for yourself with our blog
Ok it's late September, early October, time to remove your pumpkin from it's nesting spot inside the polytunnel. If you don't have your own pumpkin, you can buy one from your local greengrocer or supermarket.
These cookies are always a great treat, just the thing to reward your little helpers. We think that they're best eaten after an afternoon of polytunnel gardening. Make a brew, find your favourite chair, put your feet up and enjoy the fruits of your labour...
600gm plain flour
4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon allspice
1/4 teaspoon. ground cloves
4 teaspoon cinnamon (divided)
1 teaspoon salt
170gm butter, softened
450gm unrefined sugar (plus 4 tablespoons for topping)
450gm pumpkin flesh
100gm pecans, finely chopped (optional)
250gm raisins (optional)
Make an extra batch, once thoroughly cooled, pop them in the freezer. Cookies quickly thaw and youll have a delicious home-made treat on hand in minutes. Or you could just hide the extra batch in a drawer, for your eyes only...
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