Wednesday, October 29, 2008
It's that time of year again, when all the goblins, witches, tricksters and treaters come out to celebrate Halloween spirits, and Pumpkin Festivals abound. Once October rolls around I'm always enamoured with anything pumpkin.. pies, squares, fudge, whoopie pies and pumpkin chip cookies. I figured now would be the perfect time to share these yummy cookies! If you make them, you'll see how they got their name, because you too will be gobblin' them up! Happy Halloween everyone! Enjoy!
2 cup flour
1 cup quick cooking oats or old-fashioned oats
1 tsp baking soada
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1 1/2 cup unsalted butter
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated white sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup canned pumpkin
1 cup semi-sweet morsel chips ( I usually add in a bit more)
1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts *opt
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Combine dry ingredients. Set aside. Cream butter, gradually adding in both sugars, egg, vanilla extract and cream until light and fluffy. Add canned pumpkin, mixing it in well. Alternate blending of dry ingredients and pumpkin mixture, stirring well after each addition. Stir in chocolate chips and pecans.
Drop the batter by heaping tablespoon onto parchment paper lined cookie sheet, an inch apart. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the tops are lightly browned and golden. Don't overbake them. Remove from baking sheet & cool on wire racks. Yield: approx 36- 2 inch cookies.