I am finally feeling well enough to do some baking!! Hooray! Because I have missed it! That’s one of my favorite parts of fall. And this afternoon, I found the perfect recipe in my box – Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies. I have no idea who gave this recipe to me, but it’s perfect for baking with the kids. Emily helped me make these simple yummy cookies and we’ve all enjoyed them. Except Nate who is working late tonight. Oops.
These cookies are the perfect light fall treat. Or an afternoon snack for the kids. (Guess what Nathan is getting in his lunch today?)
Scroll down for the printable recipe.
What You’ll Need:
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 cup of pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling)
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1.5 cups flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp nutmeg
- 3 cups oatmeal (old fashioned is best)
- 1/2-1 cup raisins
Heat the oven to 350°. Beat the softened butter in your mixer until creamed well. Add the sugars and mix well.
Add the pumpkin, eggs, and vanilla; beat.
Combine the flour, baking soda and spices; add to the pumpkin mixture and mix.
Stir in the oatmeal…
…and raisins. My kids had raided the raisin bin again so I only had 1/2 cup. I usually like to add a full cup because we love raisins.
Drop rounded teaspoonfuls onto cookie sheets and bake for 12-15 minutes.