Fall Baking for Pumpkin Lovers

I love pumpkin all year round, but there is something about the leaves changing and the chill in the air that makes me want to put pumpkin in just about everything. I’ve been known to make pumpkin sloppy joe’s (sounds gross, but it’s really good), bread, muffins and just for fun last weekend, cookies.

I had a hankering for chocolate chip cookies last weekend. When we got home from the pumpkin patch I had a thought, I bet they’d be really good with some pumpkin in them. So I experimented.

They are yummy! Even Ella approved.

I think the only thing I’d do differently next time would be to add more oatmeal to make them a little crunchier.

Pumpkin Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

1 ¼ cups butter, softened
2 cups packed brown sugar
1 cup white sugar
1 (15 oz) can of pumpkin
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
4 cups flour
2-3 cups quick cooking oats (I used 2.5 cups)
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
¼- ½ tsp cloves (to taste)
¼- ½ tsp nutmeg (to taste)
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp salt
1 Bag of chocolate chips

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Beat butter, sugars and vanilla until creamy. Add pumpkin, and egg. Beat until smooth.

In a separate bowl, mix all remaining dry ingredients. Slowly stir into pumpkin mixture until combined. Fold in chocolate chips.

Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the edges are browned. Enjoy nice and warm. They are really good with a little vanilla bean ice cream too.

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