Combine the room-temperature margarine and sugar, and whisk until it has a white, mayonnaise-like consistency.
Add sifted flour and mashed kabocha together and mix. Don't worry if it's still soft and sticky.
Wrap and let it rest in the refrigerator for 30 minutes. Wrap to whatever thickness you like. I rolled it in a 5 cm thick log.
When it has hardened, sprinkle granulated sugar on top, roll to coat, and cut in about 5 mm slices.
Arrange on a baking pan, and reshape the dough.
Draw on the faces. This time I used a straw to poke the eyes and mouth, and a toothpick to make the pumpkin lines.
Bake in a pre-heated oven at 360F/180C for 15 minutes. Once they're fragrant and crunchy, they're complete.
For a bit of fun I made Munch's "The Scream!" This is where the fun is.
Story Behind this Recipe
I made these thinking I wanted to bake a simple yet delicious cookie!
I don't have any hints to share in particular! Mix the ingredients, refrigerate, cut, then bake! That's all. These are very simple cookies! The hardest part is probably making the face (haha). You can use a cookie cutter or do it by hand, whichever you prefer. They're a blast to make with your kids!