Butternut Squash Cookies Recipe

  • 1 butternut squash, halved and seeded
  • 1 1/2 cups self-rising flour
  • 1 1/2 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Place butternut squash halves cut-side down on a baking sheet.
  2. Roast in the preheated oven until tender when pierced with a fork, 45 to 60 minutes. Let cool, about 15 minutes. Scoop flesh into a large bowl and mash until smooth.
  3. Mix flour, oats, cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg together in a bowl.
  4. Beat butter and shortening in a bowl until blended, about 30 seconds. Add white sugar and brown sugar; beat until fluffy. Add mashed squash, egg, milk, and vanilla extract; beat thoroughly until dough is combined. Fold in flour mixture.
  5. Chill dough until firm, about 2 hours.
  6. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  7. Drop 1-inch scoops of dough onto the baking sheets.
  8. Bake in the preheated oven until edges are golden brown, 10 to 12 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool before serving.