Pumpkin Oat Cookies

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@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!

Blue Ribbon Recipe

If you like fall flavors with pumpkin spice, this is a fabulous cookie. We used the optional dried cranberries and walnuts and suggest doing the same. It gave the cookie a bit of texture while adding a nutty, sweet flavor. Once baked, the cookie is more cake-like than a typical oatmeal cookie. So, if you like that type of cookie this fall treat is for you.

Note: Keep an eye on your cookies... in our oven, they baked for about 12 minutes. Test Kitchen Avatar The Test Kitchen


Rating:

★★★★★ 2 votes

Comments:
Serves:
4-5 dozen or so
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
15 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • 2 c
    all-purpose 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)

How to Make Pumpkin Oat Cookies

Step-by-Step

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

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