Pumpkin Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

I got this recipe from bake me away and followed it almost exactly. I made these cookies for a coworker’s birthday and boy, did they go fast! I recommend this recipe fully- bake on parchment paper, alternate between two cookie pans, and definitely cool on a rack. Throw on top of ice cream or drink with your favorite pumpkin coffee. Please note that these are not vegan.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/3 cups quick or old-fashioned oats
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 15-ounce can pumpkin (or about 2 cups pureed pumpkin)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 to 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
Directions
  1. Cook the pumpkin puree in a saucepan over medium heat for 30 to 45 minutes or until it has cooked down to 1 cup.  If the pumpkin starts bubbling, turn the heat down, but make sure it’s still steaming.  Set aside to cool, or cover and store in the refrigerator if you’re doing this the day before.  (If you’d rather not reduce the pumpkin, then just use 1 cup of it straight from the can.)
  2. Preheat oven to 350F and line two cookies sheets with parchment.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine flour, oats, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt.  In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter and sugars until light and fluffy.  Add the pumpkin, egg, and vanilla, and beat well.  Pour in the dry ingredients and beat until thoroughly combined (I added them in about 3 batches rather than all at once).  Mix in the chocolate chips.
  4. Drop the dough by rounded tablespoons onto the cookie sheets.  These cookies don’t spread very much and I was able to get 16 to fit on a standard cookie sheet.  Bake for about 12-14 minutes, or until the edges start turning golden.  Transfer the cookies to a cooling rack, and then store in an airtight container. 

Author: 2birds1scone

My name is Shayla and I talk about food. A lot. I live in Brooklyn, NY where I work as a data nerd in the startup world. As much as I wish I could say I've been a healthy vegetarian for the past 8 years, I can't. I started off as many veg's do: eating primarily processed soy products, pasta, and pizza. I also brought meat back into my diet when I started a job in catering. When I realized that cutting out meat didn't make me feel any better and I was still gaining weight, I decided I needed to make some major changes. I started experimenting and researching; I found that the fresher the food was, the more I enjoyed it. I believe we are what we eat. How we feel and what we eat is so profoundly interconnected. It's impossible to exclude factors like diet and lifestyle when you are trying feel better overall. I understand how difficult eating (or just finding) healthy food can be which brings me to this blog. I aspire to help people make healthy living easier. 2birds1scone is a place for suggestions, inspiration and shared information. It's about bringing healthier perspectives to every part of your life. Please feel free to submit your thoughts and recipes! Namaste. "One choice at a time, with intention and compassion for our selves and our planet, we can eat clean and live well." -Terry Walters

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s