Saturday, December 4, 2010

OMG!! Another Soft Pumpkin Cookie: Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies

Ah, I have created another soft pumpkin cookie....

My original pumpkin cookie recipe landed me a blue ribbon. I wonder how this one will do?

And before I go any further, I would like to let you know that I have decided to adjust my blog posts. I have decided to take Saturday and Sunday off starting next week. I work hard to bring my readers daily posts, recipes, and interesting information, but I think I need a rest (at least two days anyway).

Thanks to my readers (you), I have accomplished a want (social networking), a need (sharing recipes), and a happiness (my enjoyment of helping others).

Thank you to all of you, from me (Angie)!!

Trail Mix: The sweet, the salty, the chewy, the healthy....for one day.

This was purchased on one of my health food extravaganzas. You know, the ones where you tell yourself, "I really need to eat more healthy."

I purchased this trail mix, munched on it one night in front of the TV, and then it was forgotten. Poured into a bowl and decorated my kitchen counter for guests to view, a show-piece for my healthy eating attempt. OOPS!! Failed.

But I found the perfect home for this long forgotten trail mix. Why not? Place it in an oatmeal pumpkin cookie.

The Pumpkin: Yes, it is all used up. Thank God!! I am officially pumpkined out.

I have never seen my kitchen sink so happy.

"This is the last time I will see pumpkin dishes passed through my innards."

I haven't told my kitchen sink yet that there is a pumpkin season, and he/she/it (unknown sex) will be seeing pumpkin again in a year. I have decided to let my kitchen sink be happy for the moment. I will break the news gently.

I have a cookie scoop equal to the size of 1/4 cup. I used this scoop to make the cookies, big, soft, scrumptious.

Big scoop of cookie dough.

The baking time was definitely increased, and the outcome was fantastic.

Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies

2 c. all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. ground cinnamon
3/4 tsp. ground ginger
1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
A couple shakes of allspice
1 c. butter, softened
1 c. light brown sugar
1/2 c. granulated sugar
1 large egg
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 c. pumpkin puree
1 1/2 c. old-fashioned oats
2 c. trail mix

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper (I used my Pampered Chef baking stones without parchment paper and didn't have a problem).
In a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, spices and salt. Whisk to blend. In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat together the butter and sugars on medium/high speed until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Blend in the egg and vanilla. Beat in the pumpkin puree until well incorporated. With the mixer on low speed, mix in the dry ingredients just until incorporated. Beat in the oats until combined. With a wooden spoon, fold in the trail mix until evenly mixed.

Drop in small mounds, about 1 1/2 - 2 TBS, onto prepared baking sheets, 2 -3 inches apart.
Bake 12 -14 minutes, or until the cookies are lightly browned. Rotate the baking sheets halfway through the baking time. Allow to cool on the cookie sheets for about 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack. Store in airtight container.

Note*: Using the 1/4 c. cookie scoop, the bake time for my cookies was 18 - 19 minutes.

Good Luck~Happy Eating~Enjoy

"Let your moderation be known unto all men." Phil. 4:5


  1. Well aren't you the creative one!? A blue ribbon...and more? I'm definitely impressed. But I find it hard to believe you're not gonna have any pumpkin for the Christmas holiday season? How sad....Thanks for sharing your creation. Hope it wins you another ribbon!
    And certainly! You SHOULD take a couple of days off every week from blogging - sounds like a winner of an idea to me! Have a wonderful week.

  2. This looks great..I love soft cookies with morning coffee..thanks for sharing!

  3. Marsha~I can honestly say that I am pumpkined out and really don't want to see anymore until next season...I know that's sad to say, but I think I am going to spend this Christmas focusing on BUTTER...MMMMM
    Sugar cookies, spritz cookies, shortbread, the list is endless...

  4. I know you are pumpkined out but I think these cookies look fantastic! Hopefully by next year you'll be ready to get back into pumpkin again! And I love the new butter theme. :)


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