Friday, October 19, 2012

Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies

When the sun is setting the trees look as
though they are lighting up.    

The leaves are at their peak,  pumpkins, gourds, mums, corn stalks, cool evenings, warm days----what a great time of year.  Another pumpkin recipe these cookies are great to grab and go for a quick snack.  It is a large batch I hadsearched through different recipes trying to find a combination that used the whole can of pumpkin lots of oatmeal and I wanted to get some whole wheat flour in there.  They came out moist and chewy, you could add dried cranberries, dried cherries, raisins, nuts, whatever you prefer.

Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies


2 c sugar
2c brown sugar
2c white flour
2c whole wheat flour
2 c chocolate chips
1 c white chocolate chips
4 c oatmeal
1 tsp cinnamon
1 T pumpkin pie spice (I use my own mixture of cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, ginger see not below)
2 T vanilla
1/2 tsp salt
2 c unsalted butter (if using salted omit salt)
2 tsp baking soda
15 oz can pumpkin puree (not pie filling)
2 eggs


Preheat oven to 350° & line baking sheet with parchment.

Beat butter, sugars till creamed.  Add eggs, vanilla, pumpkin mix well.

Add flours, baking soda, & spices, to wet ingredients and mix to just blended.

Switch to dough hook of mixer if you have one then add oatmeal mix till blended.

Stir in chips till blended.

Scoop with small ice cream scoop onto baking sheet.  Bake for 12 minutes don't over bake.

my mixture for Pumpkin Pie spice:  2tsp cinnamon 1/2 tsp cloves 1/4 tsp nutmeg 1/4 tsp ginger  ---if you have someone that doesn't care for one of these spices you could easily adjust it or even leave it out.

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