Round 2- National Cookie Network Baking Challenge

Wow, I don't think I've ever been so busy. I have around 200 not-yet-iced cookies on my to-do list. So then, why am I sitting behind the computer indulging in a blog post?

It's time for the National Cookie Network baking challenge for October!
Secret Ingredient: SQUASH!

Squash grow well here in the southern United States and I even have a favorite variety, the Cushaw. For this challenge, I wanted to make a roll-out cookie. I knew the addition of squash would make this super tricky. After doing much research on the matter, I came up with the recipe below.

Squash Cut-Out Cookies

This is a spiced cookie dough that can be rolled ...

See Squash Cut-Out Cookies on Key Ingredient.

The addition of squash in this recipe makes the dough very sticky. Be sure to knead a few times on a well floured surface until dough is pliable and does not stick to your rolling pin. I had a lot of fun making up this recipe, and to me, it tastes like Thanksgiving. I hope you enjoy it too!

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  1. Congratulations on winning the October challenge Heather. Your cookies are absolutely stunning!

  2. Hi! I just found your blog as I was searching the internet for a good salted caramel cupcake recipe (I'll be trying yours tomorrow!) and I've been browsing through your blog all morning :) I love the frosting on these cookies--is it a royal icing? I would love some more info about how you decorated these. Thanks!

  3. These cookies look beautiful! I would really like to make these but I noticed that the ingredients list does not list butter while the directions ask to cream butter and sugar together. Can you please tell me how much butter there should be? Thanks~


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