Pumpkin Oatmeal Spice Cookies

pumpkin oatmeal spice

The most amazing fall cookie!

Everyone is loving these cookies (me included) and I am pleased to announce that this is my own creation. I was really feeling like a fall pumpkin cookie but have always felt pumpkin cookies can be a little “blah” so I decided to combine a pumpkin cookie with one of my favorite types of cookie, an Oatmeal cookie. I am so happy with how they came out.

For these I used a cream cheese frosting (store bought). I think you could have fun with trying different homemade frosting’s, perhaps a maple glazed frosting. I also will be trying these next with some white chocolate chips mixed in.

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Bake Time: 16 minutes
Total Time: 36 minutes

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups white all-purpose flour                          1 cup butter (softened)
1/2 teaspoon baking soda                                        1 cup white sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt                                                         1 cup brown sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon                                              2 eggs
2 teaspoons ground cloves                                      1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg                                                1 cup canned pumpkin
1/2 teaspoon allspice                                                  3 cups Oats

Cream Cheese Frosting (optional)

Directions:

cookie doughTo make these cookies, preheat oven to 375*F.
Combine the ingredients from the first column above (dry ingredients and spices) and set aside.
Combine butter and sugars, creaming well; beat in eggs, vanilla and pumpkin.
Stir in Oats.
Drop dough by 1/4 cup measure 5 inches apart on lightly greased baking sheet. Bake at 375*F for 16 minutes then check doneness. Cookies should be lightly browned and a toothpick should be able to be placed in the center of the cookie and come out clean.

Let cookies cool completely before adding frosting.

Makes: 2 dozen large cookies

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For smaller cookies like the frosted cookies shown in these images I halved the recommended drop size from 1/4 cup to 1/8 cup of cookie dough for each cookie. (Check for doneness after about 14 minutes with the small cookies.) These made great bite size cookies; great for a party or for sharing. The larger cookies (the unfrosted ones on the plate in the image to the right) are a great size to have with your morning coffee or tea 🙂

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