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Pumpkin Breakfast Cookie

What better way to get kids to try something unfamiliar, like quinoa and pumpkin, than to sneak them into these Mambolicious cookies! Though we might not serve anything with chocolate for breakfast, we would definitely recommend serving these for a healthy, scrumptious dessert. Voters and judges alike couldn’t get enough of this.

Submitted by Jennifer W. of Milton, MA, for the Mambolicious Recipe Contest 2009; First Place Winner in Kids Eat Smart Category.

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups of flour
  • 2 cups of quinoa flakes
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. of salt
  • 2 tsp. of cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. of vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 2 cups of lightly packed brown sugar
  • 4 sticks of butter
  • 1 can of organic pumpkin
  • 1 bar of Equal Exchange® Chocolate crumbled into small bits

Directions:

  1. Mix the dry and set aside.
  2. Mix the sugars and butter with a stand up electric mixture with the paddle attachment until light and fluffy.
  3. Incorporate the egg and vanilla mix for 1 minute.
  4. Starting with the dry ingredients mix into butter sugar mixture alternating with the canned pumpkin.
  5. Mix in until all is incorporated.
  6. Mix in chocolate bits.
  7. Head oven to 350º F.
  8. Taking an ice cream scoop or 1/4 measuring cup, scoop out batter and put 6-8 on sheet.
  9. Cook each batch for 20-25 minutes.

Servings: 3 1/2 dozen HUGE cookies

12 Comments for “Pumpkin Breakfast Cookie”

  • BetsyNo Gravatar

    I don’t know–with 4 sticks of butter and 1 cup of sugar that is not something that I would feed to my child for breakfast. That is a BIG treat, a dessert that I would serve once in a blue moon. Too much fat and sugar though I am sure it tastes decadent.

  • marisaNo Gravatar

    Who would eat this for breakfast —- 1 cup sugar, 2 cups brown sugar, 4 sticks butter?? I know I wouldn’t.

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