Sunday, September 15, 2013

Oatmeal Pumpkin Cookies



It decided to rain all day today, so I thought this was a good opportunity to do some baking.  Looking in my pantry, I saw that I still had several cans of pumpkin puree leftover from last year.  I guess I feel justified now to make something with pumpkin since the air has that fall feel to it.  These pumpkin cookies are one of our favorites!  They are chewy and delicious and they also make the house smell wonderful!!  We like to mix it up and put chocolate chips in them one time, and then the next time we make them we put raisins in them. (My husband loves them with raisins, and my sons love them with chocolate chips..I guess it depends on who is the nicest to me that day, hee hee)  Anyways, these are perfect for any rainy day!
-Robin

OATMEAL PUMPKIN COOKIES

1 cup butter, softened

1 cup brown sugar
1 cup sugar
1 cup pumpkin puree
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 cups flour
1 1/3 cups oatmeal
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. salt
Optional choices: 3/4 cup semi sweet chocolate chips, 3/4 cup raisins, 1/2 cup chopped nuts

Mix together the flour, oats, salt, baking soda and cinnamon in a bowl.  In a mixing bowl blend together the butter and sugars until fluffy.  Add the pumpkin, egg and vanilla extract and mix well. Add the flour mixture and mix.  Add your choice of chocolate chips, raisins, nuts or all of them if you like.
Line a large cookie pan with parchment paper.  (This really is the best for cooking cookies, they don't stick or brown too fast.)  Drop spoonfuls of dough on the pan, I usually will get 12 cookies on one pan, and bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 14-16 minutes.  Cool on a wire rack.  This will make about 36-42 cookies depending on the size you make them.
ENJOY!!!

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19 comments:

  1. Robin, these awesome cookies need to be in my cookie jar! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope you are having a great weekend!
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen

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  2. These look wonderful! I love pumpkin and oatmeal. Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday!

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  3. Congratulations!
    Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. Hope you enjoy your new Red Plate and have a great week!
    Miz Helen

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  4. Well, I'm sold! Good thing I have everything on hand to makes these cookies!!

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    1. I hope they turned out delicious! We seriously love these cookies.
      Thanks for stopping by
      -Becky

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  5. These look so soft and delicious! Thanks for sharing at Mix it up Monday :)

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  6. Oh my goodness! I just found these doing a pinterest search and made them with my kids this afternoon. They are absolutely delicious! Thank you for sharing this recipe: it is a keeper.

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    1. I'm happy to hear they were a success. They seriously are one of my favorites as well!
      Thanks for the comment :)
      -Becky

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  7. Made these with my daughter today- they were a hit with the family!

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    1. Wahoo. Love hearing that. Thanks so much for stopping by and for trying out our recipes :)
      -Becky

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  8. These cookies are great. Thanks so much for the recipe I made them with raisns and nuts and then I made them with chocolate chips and nuts. They are so moist and soft I baked them 15 minutes.

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  9. These are great cookies, thanks for the recipe, I made them with raisins and nuts and then I made them with chocolate chips and nuts.. I baked them 15 minutes they were nice and soft.

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  10. I don't like pumpkin pie, but love pumpkin bread so I thought I'd try pumpkin cookies. I found your recipe and made a batch with chocolate chips and a batch with raisins and nuts just like Lucy did and they are wonderful! Thanks for a great recipe!

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  11. Adore these cookies! I put white chocolate chips in them and we ate them all up so fast! They were a hit with the neighbors as well. Thanks for sharing the recipe! What a delicious fall treat.

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  12. Love these! I made them last week and am making them again today. Last time I used quick oats. Would they be okay with Old Fashioned Oats? Thanks!

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  13. Wow!! These were delicious! I only baked them for 12 minutes because I like my cookies gooey. They were a big hit at home and at work.

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  14. I just baked these cookies and they turned out amazing!! Thanks for sharing!

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  15. Just baked these tonight with my husband. They were delicious! Just enough sweetness, and the oatmeal blended so well. I had tried a healthy pumpkin oatmeal muffin recipe last week that didn't go over well (not sweet enough, tough and chewy), so making these made me believe in pumpkin again. Thanks for the recipe!

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