Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Pumpkin Oatmeal Scotchies

Fall. It is the best. Leaves changing colors, not sweating every time you walk out your front door, and pumpkin everything.

Pumpkin Spice Lattes are one of the best and most delicious of the pumpkin flavored treats. (I've had two in the past two days...I try to just order a latte, but pumpkin spice just comes out instead...). And I just stumbled upon a recipe for it!!!! (See, StumbleUpon IS great!) I also love that Pinterest and Blogs EXPLODE with all things pumpkin. It could not be better.

I was deciding which pumpkin-ey goodness to make. I was all ready to make a pumpkin loaf when I had a sudden hankering for Oatmeal Scotchies. AND I had butterscotch chips already in my cabinet. It was perfect.

Google provided me with a great recipe.

And the cookies were delicious.

As a little experiment, I tried adding chocolate chips to two of the cookies. It wasn't great. Don't waste your chocolate chips here...

Pumpkin Oatmeal Scotchies
(Two Peas & Their Pod)

Yields 2 1/2 dozen cookies

1 1/4 cup cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon pumpkin spice
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling)
3 cups old-fashioned oats
1 1/2 cups butterscotch chips

"Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat and set aside.

 Whisk flour, baking soda, pumpkin spice, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt in a small bowl. Set aside.

Beat butter, sugar and brown sugar until smooth and creamy. Add egg and vanilla extract. Next, add in pumpkin and mix until combined.

Slowly add in flour mixture. Stir in oats and butterscotch chips.

Drop dough by the tablespoon onto prepared baking sheets. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until the cookies are set and golden. Remove cookies from the oven and cool on the baking sheet for 2 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack and cool completely."

1 comment:

  1. these sound amazing! can't wait to try them; thanks for sharing!