We've stayed cosy indoors and, in lieu of a bonfire, we had tasty fresh baked cookies to light up our faces.
I often buy pumpkin seed butter because it's so good for you. I like it on toast with jam or in savoury sandwiches, but sometimes I get bored of eating it before I get to the end of the jar and it doesn't keep that long so I decided to do something new with it and turn it into cookies (and give everyone in the house an Omega 6 boost).
They worked out soft, crispy and vanillary with the dates adding lovely chewy fruity bits. I'll definitely make them again.
Pumpkin seed butter and date cookies
1 1/4 cups self raising flour
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup plain soya yoghurt
1/2 cup pumpkin seed butter
1/4 cup oil
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 tsp vanilla extract
Handful of dried dates, chopped finely
Mix everything together and shape dough into balls. Flatten out onto greaseproof paper and back at 175c for 10 minutes. Makes 18 largeish cookies.