My calendar says "Autumn Begins" today and those words couldn't make me any happier! As an addition to the fall-inspired goodies I've been baking lately I have made Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies for this wondrous occasion! And, if I do say so myself, they are pretty friggin delicious! I also celebrated the beginning of fall by buying 4 bags of Halloween candy and setting out all my Halloween/Fall decorations. I've already been burning a pumpkin candle for a few weeks so hopefully with that and all the pumpkin baking my place should smell less like Baloo and more like Fall. Here are some pictures of the cookies:
Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies (recipe adapted from My Baking Addiction):
1 1/2c old-fashioned oats
1t baking soda
1 1/2t cinnamon
1t pumpkin pie spice
1/2t kosher salt
1c (2 sticks) butter, softened
1c packed brown sugar
1c pumpkin puree
1 lg egg
1t vanilla extract
1c white chocolate chips
1c dried cranberries
Preheat to 350F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
Combine flour, oats, baking soda, cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, and salt in a medium bowl.
Beat butter, brown sugar, and sugar in a large bowl until light and fluffy. Add pumpkin, egg, and vanilla extract. Add flour mixture, combine until all ingredients are just incorporated. Stir in white chocolates and cranberries.
Drop by rounded tablespoons onto baking sheet. Bake about 12 minutes or until lightly browned. cool on sheet for 2 minutes, then cool on racks fully.
I was hoping this recipe would be a good one for deployment packages in the fall, but they are pretty flimsy so I don't think they will travel really well. That being said, they are like thanksgiving dessert in your mouth with the pumpkin and cranberry- sooo amazing! Enjoy!