Field Stone Cottage Blog

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

National Cookie Month

The things I discover at the library! For example, did you know that October is National Cookie Month? So in honor of the occasion, I've baked some pumpkin cookies and I'm taking them to our prayer meeting tonight. But first, I'm sharing a picture and the recipe. Oh, and of course we've taste-tested a few...just to make sure they are up to snuff. They are!!

2 cups flour
1 1/3 cups quick or old-fashioned oats
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. salt
1 cup butter, softened
1 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup canned pumpkin
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla extract
3/4 cup white chocolate chips, chocolate chips, raisins or chopped nuts, choose any two (optional)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and lightly grease cookie sheets

Combine flour, oats, baking soda, cinnamon and salt in a medium-sized bowl. Cream butter, brown sugar and white sugar until light and fluffy. Add pumpkin, egg and vanilla extract and mix well. Add flour mixture and mix well. Add optional ingredients (I divided the dough and added white chocolate chips to one half and milk chocolate chips to the other half) and mix well. Drop by rounded tablespoons onto greased cookie sheets.

Bake for 14-16 minutes until cookies are lightly browned and set in the middle. Let cool on cookie sheets for two minutes. Then remove to cooling racks to finish cooling.

4 comments:

ellen b. said...

National Cookie Month!! How fabulous. Now could you please pass me one through the screen??

Elle said...

All right, that's it! This is the 4th must have pumpkin recipe I've seen today. Pumpkin is going on the shopping list. I will NOT be left out any longer.

Elle said...

Oh, and what Ellen said. Cookie, please?

Kim from Hiraeth said...

mmmm.

They were good! : D