October 3, 2010
Halloween is quickly approaching and finding healthy treats (did I just use the words "healthy" and "Halloween" in the same sentence?) kids will get excited about can feel like a hopeless endeavor for many parents. No matter how vigilant I am most of the time, on Halloween night I'm not about to start to depriving my son of all the junky candy that goes with the fun of the holiday. However, with all of the school parties and events that also come with Halloween, I strive to make recipes for the little ones that will be viewed by them as a treat (but lean towards the healthier, more nutritious side of the fence).
These Pumpkin Seed Cookies are like a cross between a cookie and a bread. They're super soft and moist and have a delicious spice aroma from the cinnamon and nutmeg that makes them perfect for this time of year. Before popping them in the oven, Kenya went through and decorated all the cookies with pumpkin seeds. He got quite creative along the way -- maybe the cookie with 25 pumpkin seeds on top went a bit too far -- but he had a great time doing it....and eating them too!