In my stand mixer, I beat the butter and both sugars. Next, I beat in the egg, vanilla, and the pumpkin puree. I let it churn in the mixer for several minutes until well-combined. The mixture will look gritty at this point.
The next step was to slowly and carefully beat in the flour mixture a little at a time so as not to make a huge mess like I always do. The chocolate chips were mixed in last. Using my cookie scoop, I scooped little dough balls onto cookie sheets which I had sprayed with Baker’s Joy. The cookies baked for 10-12 minutes in the oven until the edges were slightly browned. I cooled them a few minutes in the pan before moving them to wire racks. The recipe yielded about 5 dozen chocolate chip pumpkin oatmeal cookies.
These cookies are soft and chewy – which I don’t typically care for – and have a muffin-like texture. I am more of a crispy/crunchy cookie type of gal. However, the flavor combination of chocolate, oats and pumpkin is really nice, and my friends and family who love soft cookies thought they were great. In fact, a certain little two-year-old is quite taken with them. I couldn’t manage to snap my pictures fast enough to keep her out of them.
- 3 sticks butter, softened
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1 3/4 cups brown sugar
- 1 can pumpkin puree
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 4 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 cups oatmeal (minute or quick-cooking oats)
- 2 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 3 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Heat oven to 375 degrees.
- Combine the flour, oatmeal, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt in a large mixing bowl.
- Beat the butter and both sugars.
- Beat in the egg, vanilla, and the pumpkin puree.
- Mix the mixture for several minutes until well-combined.
- Add in the flour mixture a little at a time and mix well.
- Mix in the chocolate chips.
- Using a cookie scoop, scoop evenly-sized dough balls onto greased cookie sheets.
- Bake cookies for 10-12 minutes in the oven until the edges are slightly brown.
- Cool them a few minutes in the pan before moving them to wire racks.
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