Sweet Treats – Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies
After you’ve gotten your costume and candy, why not make some special baked treats for your family? I know what they want…they’d love to have homemade Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies!
For this recipe, you will need to use your Swarovski crystal studded mixer…..
I had never had pumpkin cookies until last week. I walked into the bakery to get a cupcake and walked out with two of the most delicious pumpkin cookies. When I got home, I scoured the internet for the recipe, and this one was perfect. It’s sweet and has just enough spice to complement the pumpkin. The texture is the perfect intersection of a muffin top and a cookie.
Pumpkin bread, move over, you’ve got a competitor!
Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies
(Adapted from Chowhound.com)
Here’s what you need.
* 2 cups all-purpose flour
* 1 1/3 cups rolled oats (not instant)
* 1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
* 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
* 1 teaspoon ground ginger
* 1 teaspoon fine salt
* 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
* 2 sticks (8 ounces) unsalted butter, at room temperature
* 1 cup packed dark brown sugar
* 1 cup granulated sugar
* 1 large egg, at room temperature
* 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
* 1 (15-ounce) can pumpkin purée (not pie filling; about 1 3/4 cups)
11/2 cups of confectioners sugar, sifted
3 tablespoons, plus one tablespoon of milk
2tablespoons of maple syrup
Here’s What You Do.
1. Heat the oven to 400. Line baking pans with parchment paper.
2. Mix together flour, oats, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger, salt and nutmeg together. Set aside.
3. With the mixer on high speed, cream the butter and sugars. The texture should be light and fluffy. This will take about 5 minutes.
4. Reduce mixer speed to medium and add eggs and vanilla. Beat until well incorporated – about 30 seconds.
5. Reduce mixer speed to low and add half the flour mixture, then half the pumpkin. Continue alternating until all ingredients are mixed.
6. Drop into rounds onto the baking sheets, about 1/4 cup per cookie. Shape into circles as necessary.
7. Bake for about 12 minutes, or until the edges start to brown.
8. Allow to cool on cooling rack.
For the Glaze
Whisk together ingredients in a bowl, making sure there are no lumps. The mixture should have the consistency of thick syrup. You may need to add more milk or sugar to get the right consistency. Using a spoon, pour over cooled cookies in a stripe formation!
Bake these and your family will thank you!
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