My Yummy Local Life

{December 24, 2011}   Awesome Pumpkin Oatmeal Everything Cookies

So the pictures on here are from the 5th batch of these cookies I have made this year. They turn out slightly different each time as I have a tendency to use what is on hand and thus sometimes swap out ingredients sometimes. But the last 3 times I have made them the same, so this has become my “standard” version. Adapted from several other similar recipes.

1 stick (1/2 cup) butter; softened
1/2 cup cinnamon apple sauce (homemade if you have it)
3/4 cup brown sugar (fair trade)
3/4 cup granulated sugar (florida crystals)

1 cup pure pumpkin puree (puree your own pumpkins and have plenty to go around- I freeze mine in 1 cup portions)
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 cup all purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 ½ cups old-fashioned oats
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
½ teaspoon kosher salt

1 cup chocolate chips
1 cup dried cranberries
1 cup walnuts


1. Preheat oven to 350F.

2. Cream together soft butter, applesauce, and sugars.

3. Beat in the egg, pumpkin puree and vanilla.

4. Add the dry ingredients on top of the wet and fold in until all are combined.

5. Fold in the extras: cranberries, chocolate chips and walnuts (or any combination thereof).

6. Drop by the spoonful onto baking sheet.

7. Bake each tray on the middle rack for 12-14 minutes.

8. Cool slightly and enjoy.

This recipe makes about 4 dozen cookies.

Merry Christmas!


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