Note to self: Make cookies after dinner.
A sugar coma caused by cookies will set in, zapping any hopes you had of preparing a healthy dinner.
Sometimes cookies for dinner just happens.
Tonight’s dinner-ruining recipe was oatmeal pumpkin spice cookies. I came up with the idea for these cookies after a craving for oatmeal cookies hit and I remembered that I had pumpkin in the fridge from this morning’s breakfast.
I used the recipe on the back of Publix’s old fashioned oatmeal container as a guide, but significantly changed it to make these cookies. The result was moist and delicious pumpkin-laced oatmeal cookies.
Oatmeal Pumpkin Spice Cookies
- 1 c. packed brown sugar
- 1/2 c. sugar
- 1 egg
- 1/4 c. water
- 1 c. canned pumpkin
- 1 stick butter, softened
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 3 c. old fashioned oats
- 1 c. all purpose flour
- 1/2 tsp. baking soda
- 1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
- 2/3 c. slivered almonds (walnuts or pecans would also be delicious)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- Mix sugars, egg, water, pumpkin, butter and vanilla
- Combine oats, flour, baking soda and pumpkin pie spice and slowly mix into the sugar mixture until evenly combined
- Bake for 13 – 15 minutes