Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Great Pumpkin Cookies

Even though today's high is over 80, I'm finally getting in the fall mood. I'm popping in my favorite fall cookies (thanks to my mom for this one!). They are easy and fun, and are a nice change from my usual it-has-to-be-chocolate-and-fudgy-to-be-a-cookie.

At least they "seem" healthy, so I don't mind eating them, say, for breakfast.

Great Pumpkin Cookies

Beat until creamy:
1 c. butter, softened
1 c. sugar
1 c. brown sugar

1 c. canned pumpkin
1 t. vanilla
1 egg

Stir together and add:
2 c. flour
1 1/2 c. oatmeal
1 t. baking soda
1 t. cinnamon
1 t. salt

Optional: Stir in:
3/4 c. chopped walnuts
3/4 c. raisins

Dough is soft, unless you refrigerate it first. Drop onto greased cookie sheet and spread out (with wet fingers).

Bake at 350 for 10 min or until cookies are firm and lightly browned. Let stand 2 min. before removing from cookie sheet.

I drizzle these with a little powdered sugar icing (a little milk and vanilla added to powdered sugar) and watch them disappear!

Of course, I always double this, and a 15-ounce can of pumpkin is just shy of 2 cups, so buy the big can and freeze the extra for next time.


Anonymous said...

hmm...yum... now if only i baked!

Beck said...

That sounds very, very yummy. I'll bake them next week after the sugar buzz has worn off.

Kat said...

Ohhh. That sounds delicious. My mouth just started watering. Thanks for the recipe.

Jennifer@DoingTheNextThing said...

Yum! We love pumpkin stuff around here and are always glad for a new recipe. Thanks! BTW, your recent posts on schedules have been great. I'm a Managers of Their Homes gal, but I might have to give Bonnie's a try. My problem is sometimes I get too rigid and have to back off. So since baby #5 arrived 17 months ago, we've been flying by the seat of our pants. (that way Mommy doesn't constantly feel like a failure.) But I'm feeling like it's time to regroup and make a reasonable "routine" - one that we can stick to and doesn't make us feel like slaves. I like your ideas and will probably copy them! :) Blessings!

Marian said...

I LOVE pumpkin desserts! You can eat dessert in the name of eating your vegetables. It doesn't get any better than that! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Shelley said...

okay...was just making out the grocery list for later today!!!! I will be making these tonight!!!! They sound so very yummy...thanks!

Anonymous said...

Those sound so good!! I took my kids trick or treating in flip flops so maybe these cookies will help it feel like fall here too.

Jenn @ Knee-Deep in Munchkin Land said...

Ok, that sounds absolutely delicious. I'm going to have to give those a try. =)

saucymomma said...

Delicious! I'll get the girls to help me with these over the weekend. Thanks for the recipe.

Elspeth said...

Don't you always feel better about eating a cookie that has oats and raisins in it? It's over 80 in my hometown to, and if I hadn't flipped my calendar to November, I wouldn't believe how quickly the holidays are approaching. By the way, that cookie recipe looks simply delicious! I'll have to try it. Does the oatmeal REALLY qualify it as suitable for breakfast?:)

Megan@SortaCrunchy said...

It's cooler down here today. How 'bout for ya'll? Supposedly a "cold front" came through, but that's all relative ya know.

These sound YUMMY! I am bookmarking this to come back to later this month. Thanks for sharing!

Julie said...

Yummy, I love anything with pumpkin in them.

Michelle said...

My little adventurer in Colorado loves all things pumpkin so I know what his next week's care package will hold. THANK YOU!