This is a classic rustic biscuit made with mashed pumpkin and containing chocolate chips and dried cranberries that makes a different (and healthy) snack or treat for Halloween. Tough they are so tasty it's a shame to use them just for Halloween.
Of course, you do not just have to make these with pumpkin, I've made them just as well with boiled and mashed gem squash, but you could also use sweet potatoes, bananas or any starchy base that you can mash.
The basic spice blend here is what's known as 'allspice' in the UK and 'pumpkin pie spice' in the US.
You could buy canned pumpkin for this recipe, but it's so easy to make your own pumpkin purée that there's no need to bother. Just peel and de-seed pumpkin then steam until tender. Mash with a fork then press through a fine-meshed sieve with the back of a spoon to purée.