Pumpkin Oatmeal Butterscotch Cookies
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A more "autumnal" spin on a recipe I found for pumpkin-chocolate chip cookies. This is a huge hit and the colors are really pretty too.
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- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1 1⁄2 cups brown sugar, packed
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 1 cup white flour
- 1 cup quick-cooking oats
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1 teaspoon mace
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1 cup canned pumpkin (not pumpkin pie)
- 1 1⁄2 cups butterscotch chips
- Cream butter and sugars.
- Beat in egg and vanilla.
- Combine flour, salt, oats, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and nutmeg in a separate, large mixing bowl.
- Stir in creamed mixture alternately with pumpkin.
- Fold in chips.
- Drop by Tbsp onto greased cookie sheets.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes or until lightly browned.
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Although I am not baker, I had a craving for something pumpkin and cookies seemed like the answer. These did not disappoint, for me or anyone that tried them. I was too lazy to trek to the basement freezer to pull out the whole wheat flour and used all all-purpose for the cookies. I also used traditional oats instead of quick-cooking oats. The end result is the perfect blend of cake-like cookie with the oats providing the right amount of texture and the butterscotch chips add just a bit of sweetness. These are so good that after sharing with my nephew and his family, I got a text the next morning telling me that they were awesome. :)2Reply