I promise this is the last pumpkin recipe. Well, at least for the rest of this week and for next week. I’ve just been having so much fun with all my puree.
Sure I could break it up and hold off on posting, but what fun would that be, right?
I actually do have some entrees on deck that were supposed to be posted this week but this one was more fun. I’ll take cookies over chicken any day! (Even though the Roasted Garlic Chicken with Sauteed Spinach and Onions is pretty good and the BBQ Chili with Homemade Cornbread is delicious! I promise to share soon)!
Any time I think of an idea that I want to create I write it down. I had this idea of incorporating oatmeal and pumpkin together for a cookie and had it on my ever growing list of recipes I wanted to create for some time. I finally had the opportunity to put these together and they turned out delicious! These are moist and chewy with just a subtle hint of pumpkin. The predominant flavor in these cookies is definitely the oatmeal, but you get that hint of pumpkin and it taste just like fall.
Another great thing about these cookies is the smell while they are baking. I wish I could capture that smell in a bottle. It is fabulous. The smell of spice and cinnamon wavering in the kitchen is so fragrant and is the perfect scent of fall.
They cook up pretty quick. I pull them at ten minutes, but your oven may differ. The cookies are still a little soft when I pull them from the oven, but they do harden a bit when they cool. If you check your batch at ten minutes and the bottoms look like they are browning, but the tops are still soft, they are done if you like a softer oatmeal cookie. If you like your oatmeal cookies a little harder, let them cook a few minutes longer. Let them cool for a minute on the baking sheet and transfer using a spatula to a wire rack to cool completely.
If you love oatmeal cookies you need to add these to your list to try. The pumpkin gives them a nice, soft and moist texture. The perfect cookie to enjoy this fall!
|Cream together butter and sugars.|
|Add in egg.|
|Followed by dry ingredients.|
|Finally stir in dried cranberries.|
|Make tablespoon sized spoonfuls on baking sheets and bake for 10-12 minutes.|