You may see a few recipe re-posts in the next week. I finally installed a recipe plugin so everything will not only look nice but you can also click on ingredients to see ALL recipes containing that ingredient! I am excited to start using this. As for this recipe, I posted this recipe on my other blog a few years ago.
I know what you are thinking, this sounds incredibly gross right? That’s what I thought too! (or maybe you are thinking YUM-O!) I do not like anything with pumpkin in it. I was very hesitant to try this but I am so glad I did. They have become one of my favorite cookies.
My boyfriend, John, used to be a pastry chef and he came up with this recipe and they are so divine! You can use fresh roasted and pureed pumpkin or a canned. I personally love to can pumpkin puree every fall so I can use it all year long. I am not a fan of canned pumpkin and I make these thorough out the year. These are nice and soft, which is how I love my cookies. Please let me know what you think!
Combine SIFTED flour, oats, baking soda, cinnamon and salt in medium bowl.
Beat butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar in large mixer bowl until light and fluffy.
Add egg, pumpkin and vanilla; mix well.
Slowly add flour mixture and mix well.
Fold in chocolate chips
Bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 14-16 minutes (see notes) or until cookies are firm and lightly browned.
I made these the instructed way and they were really good. I personally thought there was to many oats for my liking so I tried them a second time with mini chocolate chips and only 1 cup of oats. If you do this you will need to add a little bit more flour. I just added it a tablespoon at a time to the mixer until it looked good.
We worked with these times and they vary considerably! I have an electric stove and mine only took 10 minutes. John has a gas stove and his took 14 minutes so please watch your first batch. I burned the first tray because I left them in for 14 minutes.
You can use any size pumpkin you want. I recommend a sharp serrated knife for this. If you have an electric one, get it out! Pumpkins are tough to cut as I found out lol. If you have a strong guy handy, now is the time to get some help! Simply slice up your pumpkin into chunks, drizzle with Olive oil so its all evenly coated, sprinkle with salt and bake at 400 for 30 minutes. the pumpkin should be soft like when you make mashed potatoes. Add your pumpkin to a food processor and puree! That is it! It should come out the consistency of baby food (apple sauce if you need a better reference) You can store this in the fridge for a week or so.