I took the basic, plain-jane oatmeal cookie recipe from Quaker…to view the starter recipe go HERE. Additions to the original recipe are: walnuts, peanut butter, pumpkin puree, pumpkin pie spice, extra salt, and extra flour.

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/4 c unsalted butter, softened (2.5 sticks)
  • 3/4 c packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 c granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 t vanilla extract
  • 2 T natural peanut butter
  • 1 c pumpkin puree
  • 1 3/4 all purpose flour
  • 1 t baking soda
  • 1 t ground cinnamon
  • 2t pumpkin pie spice
  • 3/4 t salt
  • 1/4 t nutmeg
  • 3 c old fashioned toasted oats
  • 1 1/2 coarsly chopped walnuts

 

Instructions:

  1. Heat oven to 375.
  2. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars together with a mixer on medium until smooth.
  3. Add egg, vanilla, peanut butter and pumpkin puree. Blend thoroughly.
  4. In a medium bowl, combine all dry ingredients except oats and nuts. Mix well with fork.
  5. Fold dry ingredients into wet ingredients with spoonula until well blended.
  6. Add oats and nuts, blend well.
  7. Spoon onto undgreased cookie sheets, cook 10 minutes or until centers are firm and bottoms begin to brown.
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