Monday, October 26, 2009

Cooking With My Man, Edition 2: Pumpkin Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ah, so fall is upon us…the trees here in Virginia are in full color-changing mode, and it is gorgeous! Living in Florida, you tend to forget what it is like to see the seasons progress…palm trees don’t change color, you know!

One of my all-time favorite treats to make in the fall is pumpkin oatmeal chocolate chip cookies (whew…take a breath after that extremely long title!). Actually, I pretty much go pumpkin crazy at this time of the year (ice cream, cookies, bread, you name it!).

I first started making these for Justin last fall, and I managed to get him hooked! Let’s get started…

Pumpkin Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies


4 cups flour

2 cups oats

1 tsp salt

2 tsp baking soda

2 tsp cinnamon

1 ½ (3 sticks) unsalted butter

2 cups firmly packed brown sugar

1 cup sugar

1 egg

1 tsp vanilla

1 can pure pumpkin (I like Libby’s)

1 package chocolate chips

Optional: raisins


1. Preheat oven to 350°

2. Combine flour, oats, salt, baking soda, and cinnamon. Set aside.

3. In a separate bowl, cream butter; add sugars until fluffy.

4. Add egg and vanilla.

5. Mix well; alternate adding scoops of pumpkin and dry ingredients. Batter should be somewhat sticky/moist.

6. Stir in chocolate chips (and raisins if you choose).

7. Drop by rounded tablespoon on to a baking sheet.

8. Bake 9-15 minutes (varies depending on how large the cookies are; watch the first batch to determine optimal bake time). Cookies will have a cake-like texture when they are done.

9. Cool, and enjoy!

This particular recipe makes an incredibly large amount of cookies. Typically, I make the entire batch and freeze half of it for another day so I don’t have to break out the ingredients again! It could easily be cut in half, however!

Justin might just want to help me so he can eat the extra batter!

Lucia got some as well (don't worry, we were done with the mixer at this point!)

I personally enjoy eating these at all times of the day…and they seem to disappear at an extremely rapid rate at our house! They are great as a breakfast item…as a mid-day snack, or a late night treat!

So, enjoy! Let me know if you make them and how they turn out!!!


  1. I think I'm in love. Those cookies look amazing!! I'll definitely have to try these.

  2. YUMMY cookies!!!! I want to make them too!!


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