“I would rather sit on a pumpkin and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion.” — Henry David Thoreau
From The Vegan Cookie Connoisseur by Kelly Peloza, page 126.
This wonderful, moist & chewy cookie recipe called for pumpkin puree so instead of using canned, we roasted a whole little sugar pie pumpkin, peeled the skin off, pureed the pumpkin flesh for the cookies, and roasted the seeds to enjoy as a salty snack.
The fresh pumpkin, chocolate chips, and spices were soooo good that they made eating a cookie taste like eating a chocolate-drizzled pumpkin pie! We enjoyed these with some ice cold hemp milk.
Pumpkin Fact (from Wikipedia): The Irish brought this tradition of pumpkin carving to America! The tradition originally started with the carving of turnips. When the Irish immigrated to the U.S., they found pumpkins a-plenty and they were much easier to carve for their ancient holiday.