Thursday, October 6, 2011

Pumpkin Coooookies

  Yesterday was a surprising lovely day. The sky was cloudless and blue, school went as smoothly as expected, and I came home to spending some time on our porch with Brandon, baking, grocery shopping, and then we enjoyed our supper by candlelight back on our porch.
  Remember how I bought all that pumpkin the other day and then I promised that I'd be trying out a new pumpkin recipe each week this month? Well, yesterday afternoon I baked up my first pumpkin treat. (I found this fabulous recipe here)

I had to deny myself the taste of cookie dough. If I'd given in I surely would have devoured the entire bowl.

Pumpkin Oatmeal Chocolate Cookies

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup quick cooking rolled oats-uncooked
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup butter, softened
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 cup sugar
1 egg, slightly beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup canned pumpkin
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine flour, oats, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt and set aside. Beat together butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add egg and vanilla and mix. Alternate additions of dry ingredients and pumpkin. Stir in chocolate chips and drop spoonfuls of cookie dough onto greased cookie sheet. Bake 20-25 minutes until firm and lightly browned.

Pumpkin cookies = Autumn


  1. these look incredible. i need to bake more.

  2. mmm these look so so good! i made a pumpkin treat today, too!

  3. YUM! I've been looking for a pumpkin cookie recipe! Now I just need to remember to buy pumpkin!

  4. mmmmm yummy! thanks for sharing! will be trying asap!

  5. I would have never ever thought!! they look delicious!

  6. Hey!
    Just wanted to let you know that over at createlive, we're just finishing up a pumpkin recipe series called "The 12 Days of Pumpkins." For the next few days, we'll be hosting a link-up, featuring any recipes involving pumpkin, and will be choosing a good number of these recipes to have their own page (which can include your blog name and URL!) in a pumpkin cookbook! Just thought you might be interested in the additional press or being included in a cookbook - and this is a really great recipe! Find the link up here!
    Have a great one :)


  7. I love making things with pumpkin. Fabulous. I am pinning this:)

  8. I am all about pumpkin right now. Why? Because I keep seeming yummy recipes like this. Thanks for sharing - can't wait try it! I am a new follower from Tatertots and Jello. Vicky from

  9. I've tried pumpkin soup, not a fan. Pumpkin spice latte? Just ok. These, however, might be the pumpkin treat I've been looking for!

  10. they look so good. i think i'm going to have to make them.


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