Monday, November 4, 2013

Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies



Oatmeal Pumpkin Cookies

 Happy November!  Did you remember to set your clocks back?  I love this time change and the extra hour we got - I needed more sleep this weekend.  We had a visit from our grandbaby, Miss Emily.. she is a cutie and smiling a lot - hard to believe she is 2 1/2 months old.  It was a wonderful visit!

Last month this was my contribution post to White Lights on Wednesday and I'm sharing here in case you missed it.  Enjoy!


Hi!  Deb here from Cooking on the Front Burner and time for another semi-monthly dessert contribution!  I'm getting into the fall swing of things and today I have Oatmeal Pumpkin cookies to share.  And these also have a nice surprise with craisins and chocolate chips - a real delight when you take a bite!

Fall is my favorite season and soon the trees will be turning so Mother Nature can display her showcase of colors!  One of our favorite things to do in southern Minnesota is boating on the Mississippi when the trees are at their peak - it's so pretty!  And I'll be sure to pack a few of these for a snack.The DIY Guy has a definite sweet tooth!

Oatmeal Pumpkin Cookies

by Deb Attinella
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10-12 minutes

Ingredients (5 dozen)
  • 1/2 cup steel cut oats
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 cups craisins
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup soft butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup pumpkin
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp cloves
  • 1/2 tsp ginger
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
Instructions

1. Preheat oven to 375 and line cookie sheets with parchment paper
2. Prepare oats by bringing 1 cup water to boil and then add oats. Cook for about 10 minutes then add craisins and set aside. (you may substitute 1 cup regular oatmeal instead of steel oats but don't cook-add later with dry ingredients along with craisins)
3. Combine in mixing bowl butter and sugars beating until smooth. Then add egg and vanilla-beating well then add pumpkin.
4. In a separate bowl combine flour, salt, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and ginger. Add slowly to pumpkin mixture.
5. Stir in oats, craisins and chocolate chips
6. Place about 1 1/2 Tablespoons on paper and bake for 10 minutes until light brown. Leave on cookie sheet for 2 minutes then cool on wire rack.
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I really love the texture of these cookies - it is cake-like and really moist. 

Oatmeal Pumpkin Cookies | Cooking on the Front Burner

Don't you just want to dig in with a big-o-glass of milk??  Enjoy and see you soon.  I'll be posting during Halloween week and coming up a frightfully good dessert!  No worries - all treats and no tricks!

Oatmeal Pumpkin Cookies | Cooking on the Front Burner

4 comments:

  1. These cookies look delicious! Is it weird I want some before bedtime? ;) Thanks for the recipe Deb!

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  2. What a great way to use pumpkin!

    Louisa @ My Family & Abruzzo

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  3. Deb, I love oatmeal cookies and the addition of pumpkin has to make them even better! Thanks for sharing your recipe and pinning! Have a happy Tuesday!

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  4. Oh how I love the extra hour but not so much the getting dark early! When I left work today, it was dark. Now granted I left an hour late but still, it was dark!

    Great cookies, Deb! Pinning. Have a great week! :)

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