By Lisa Muccino, Erica Macri and Vanessa Di Falco, Grade 5
Every Wednesday, Grade 5 daycare students have cooking classes. We start our cooking classes in September and finish before Christmas. We make unique and healthy meals. On special holidays we are allowed to make desserts.
This after school course makes students learn a lot of things about cooking. We also chop things up and mix things together. During this time we cook many things. For Halloween we made a special dessert and it was called Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies. They were amazing!
All the students in cooking class helped make the cookies in different ways. We also eat everything we make. If you’re wondering what The Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe is. Here it is…ENJOY !
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
4 cups of flour
2 cups quick-cooking oats
2 teaspoons of baking soda
2 teaspoons of ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon of salt
1 ½ cup of margarine – softened
2 cups firmly packed brown sugar
1 cup of sugar
1 teaspoon of vanilla
16 ounces solid pack pumpkin
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
Assorted icings or peanut butter
Assorted candies, raisins and/or nuts
1. Preheat oven to 350°C. Combine flour, oats, baking soda, cinnamon and salt; set aside. 2. Cream butter; gradually add sugars beating until light and fluffy.
3. Add egg and vanilla; mix well.
4. Alternately add dry ingredients and pumpkin, mixing well after each addition.
5. Stir in chocolate chips.
6. For each cookie, drop ¼ cup dough onto lightly greased cookie sheet; spread into pumpkin shape using a thin spatula. Add a bit more dough to form stem.
7. Bake for 20-25 minutes. Cool on wire racks.
8. Decorate using icing or peanut butter to affix assorted candies, raisins and nuts.