R's Halloween Party for school is tomorrow. I volunteered to bring the "treat" for the party. I *was* tempted for a split second to do something healthy since, let's face it, the sugar onslaught is about to begin. But I am a sucker for holidays and didn't want poor R to bear the brunt of his 4-year-old friends' wrath if their party treat was something like, carrot dippers in hummus.
So we made pumpkin cut-out cookies using our favorite Gingerbread Cookie recipe (replacing 1/4 of the flour with whole wheat, just to appease my inner health nut) with a new take on frosting:
Naturally Orange Pumpkin Frosting
1 c pureed pumpkin
3-4 T apple cider
1/2 t ground cinnamon
several cups of powdered sugar
Mix all ingredients, adding enough sugar to make it stiff and spreadable.
For school tomorrow, I am packing up the frosted pumpkin cookies and some chocolate chips so the kiddos can make Jack-O'Lantern cookies like this:
R, of course, was a very willing taste-tester. I joined him in a tasting and I have to say, they were beyond amazing!