Thursday, September 23, 2010

Pumpkin Recipe 1

I was so excited to bake for my small group (i LOVE having other people around to eat most of my experiments so I don't have to eat 4 dozen cookies.... which is what this recipe made!)

I was so excited to find pure pumpkin puree at Harris Teeter near my house last Saturday and had to start making pumpkin things for it to feel like fall!

I started with this recipe and tweaked it a tad to fit what we had.

Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies

yield | 48 cookies
2 cups all purpose flour
1 ½ cups old-fashioned oats
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
½ teaspoon kosher salt
1 cup (2 sticks) butter; softened (We only had 14 tablespoons of butter instead of 16 and it was fine)
1 cup packed light brown sugar
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup pure pumpkin puree
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line your baking sheet with a silicone mat or parchment paper.
2. Combine flour, oats, baking soda, cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice and salt in medium bowl. Beat butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar in large mixer bowl until light and fluffy.
3. Add pumpkin, egg and vanilla extract; mix well. Add flour mixture; combine until all ingredients are incorporated. Fold in white chocolate chips and dried cherries.
4. Drop by rounded tablespoons onto prepared baking sheets.
5. Bake for 12-14 minutes or until cookies are lightly browned. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.

PLEASE take my advice and TRY THESE! So delicious and so fall- not too much pumpkin that its overwhelming but just the right way to start fall!

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