Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Halloween pumpkins

I have been so busy this year around Halloween so have not really managed any of the baking I had planned. And technically there is no baking in these little pumpkins but they are very cute so I will let them off.
They a cookie dough truffles made to look like pumpkins. The recipe for the eggless cookie dough is from 'The cookie dough lovers cookbook' by Lindsay Landis. The artistic decoration is all my own, though I doubt anyone else would want to take credit, they are slightly wobbly pumpkins to say the least!

Halloween pumpkins

Makes ~15

For the cookie dough

56g butter
25g caster sugar
50g light brown sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla paste or extract
tbsp milk
70g plain flour
50g mini chocolate chips or regular ones chopped up a bit

For the decoration

Silver spoon orange buttons
A little dark chocolate melted, or a black/brown edible pen

Beat the butter, sugar and vanilla together until light and fluffy. Beat in the milk followed by the flour until incorporated. Stir in the chocolate chips by hand. Cover the dough and chill for 30 minutes.

Form the dough into small balls and place them on baking sheets lined with baking parchment and freeze for 15 minutes (my freezer does not work, I put them in the fridge for 30 minutes).

Melt the buttons gently and set aside to cool. The buttons need to remain melted but the cooler they are the less the cookie dough will soften when you try and coat them.

Coat the cookie dough balls with the melted mix. This is messy, or at least it was for me, maybe other people are more skilled at such things! 

Set back on the baking parchment and allow the coating to set. Once the coating is set decorate the pumpkins however you wish. If like me you use chocolate just put it in a piping bag and snip the tiniest corner off so that it comes out in a thin stream.
These little pumpkins do taste very nice, cookie dough is always good and the orange buttons have a lovely flavour of orange. Just must work on my decorating skills for next year!


  1. ooh yummy! I have the same book and love these truffles. Your little pumpkins are so cute :)

  2. Thank you. It's a fab book, I love cookie dough!