Thursday, September 24, 2009

Oatmeal Pumpkin Muffin Tops

The weather is still warm, but I feel like fall! Today I wanted to use up some extra pumpkin, so I made these cookies. They tasted more cake-y or muffin-ish so I have picked a name to suit.

1/4 cup butter, softened
1/4 cup applesauce
1 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup canned pumpkin puree

1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup oats
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
(then I put just a dash each of nutmeg and cloves)
1/4 teaspoon salt

Additions: 1 cup raisins or chocolate chips or nuts. Just please don't pick raisins because they are so gross. It's like biting into a fly in the middle of your yummy cookie. Ewww!

Cream the first set of ingredients, add the second and then do any additions you want. The dough will be sticky. I found two spoons worked best for getting these on the baking sheets. Bake at 350 for 13 minutes.

This recipe isn't a 5 star for me yet. They needed a little more spice to them and maybe more oats just to give them more substance. They do taste super yummy with cream cheese frosting, though my poor daughter was so upset at me for skipping the chocolate chips.

I found a pretty similar recipe on foodista--you can try them both and let me know which one to make in the future. Happy fall, y'all!

Pumpkin Cookies on Foodista


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  2. Found this in Foodista! I personally dont like raisins too!! I'd so pick chocolate chip in a heartbeat!