Pumpkin Oat Cookies

Sea Sun

By
@Seasun

This is my spin on pumpkin cookies and a family favorite, not just at holiday time! These very soft cookies have a wonderful flavor with the perfect amount of spice. The fruit (raisins or Craisins) add a little additional sweetness and chewiness while the nuts are crunchy. You have it all in this cookie! This recipe makes a lot of cookies and they could easily be glazed though my family thinks they are perfect the way they are. Place a walnut half on each cookie before baking if you like, or leave nuts out altogether. Enjoy!


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Serves:

4-5 dozen or so

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

15 Min

Method:

Bake

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
These were fabulous! If you like fall flavors with the pumpkin spice you will love these. I used the optional walnuts and raisins in mine and made these cookies super yummy. These cookies are more cake-like than a typical oatmeal cookie. Keep an eye on your cookies... in our oven, they baked for about 12 minutes.

Ingredients

2 c
flour
1 1/3 c
quick or old fashioned oats
1 tsp
baking soda
1/2 tsp
salt
2 tsp
pumpkin pie spice
1 tsp
cinnamon
1/2 c
butter, softened
1/2 c
applesauce, unsweetened
1 c
brown sugar
1 c
sugar
1 c
pumpkin, canned
1 large
egg
1 tsp
vanilla extract
1 c
dried cranberries, sweetened (ie. craisins) or raisins
1 c
walnuts, chopped (optional)

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine flour, oats, baking soda, salt, and spices in a bowl and set aside.
2
Beat together butter, applesauce, brown sugar, sugar in another bowl until light and fluffy. Add pumpkin, vanilla extract and egg. Mix well.
3
Add flour mixture and mix together. Add cranberries (or raisins) and nuts (if using). Mix.
4
Drop tablespoons of dough onto greased cookie sheet, or use parchment paper. Bake for 12-14 minutes until light golden brown. Cool on wire racks.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: American
Collection: Pumpkin Patch