I know that I claim to not be a cook, but I will have to say that I've dabbled in baking. Today's recipe is one of my seasonal favorites, Pumpkin Cookies!
When I was 8 years old, I received a Thanksgiving card with a recipe for pumpkin cookies. Three things excited me about this card. One, I got mail. Two, I would get to bake with my mom. And three, the recipe included chocolate chips.
I've made this recipe for years, and now I want to share it with you!
- 2 cups flour
- 1 cup rolled oats, uncooked
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1 cup butter
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 1 cup canned pumpkin
- 1 cup chocolate chips (I vote a little more, but I'm a chocolate lover)
Preheat oven to 350. Mix butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add egg and vanilla, mix well. Alternate adding pumpkin and dry ingredients, mixing well. Stir in chocolate chips. Drop dough onto a lightly greased cookie sheet by large spoonfuls. Depending on the size you make these, bake anywhere from 10-20 minutes. I feel like mine are different every time, so watch the oven because you don't want these yummy lil' guys over baked! Bake until lightly browned. Remove from cookie sheet, and cool on racks. Makes 20-30 cookies.
Life has been super busy! I've got lots of fun seasonal stuff to come, so stay tuned. My sweet sister-in-law came to watch our princesses so we could head to Houston for the weekend, more on that in the next post. For now, I'll leave you with my Halloween princesses. The Texas Tornado is Minnie Mouse and the Tiny Teen is Jasmine. They raked in plenty of Halloween loot, which I am enjoying very much!