The leaves are turning, the air getting colder, rain is falling down… its fall! All the fall flavors are emerging in grocery stores and cafes: cinnamon, apple, maple, and of course, pumpkin. For all those out there who love pumpkin, we have a recipe for you! These cookies are delicious, soft, pumpkiny, and everything you could ask for in a fall cookie.
1 ½ cups brown sugar
¾ cups butter, softened
1 cup pumpkin puree
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 ½ teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon ground cloves
¼ teaspoon nutmeg
2 cups quick oats
1 cup flour
½ teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 ½ cups chocolate chips
Soften your butter to room temperature.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and assemble ingredients
In a large bowl, cream the butter, and mix in sugar. Add eggs, then beat.
Add pumpkin and vanilla extract to butter mixture.
If desired, put oats in blender and blend to a flour.
Mix flour, oats, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in a separate bowl.
Combine dry ingredients to wet ingredients, (I did this in increments to keep chunks to a minimum). Do not over-mix.
Add chocolate chips.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Drop cookies a bit more than an inch in diameter in rows, keeping them 2 inches apart.
Bake for 10-12 minutes and do not over-bake. Cookies may appear soft in center, but will set as they cool.