While there are lots of things many people look forward to during the fall, delicious pumpkin treats is easily one of the most anticipated. Pumpkin breads, pies, and cakes are fine, but fall cookies are the single best thing on a chilly afternoon. Here are a few recipes you may want to consider.
Chewy and soft, these are just as good a few days out as they are right from the oven. To get started, you’ll need 2 cups of flour, 1 teaspoon baking soda, 1 tablespoon cinnamon, ½ teaspoon nutmeg, ½ teaspoon cloves, ½ teaspoon salt, 1 ½ cups rolled oats, 1 cup unsalted butter, 1/3 cup dark molasses, ¾ cup brown sugar, ½ cup granulated sugar, 1 egg yolk, ¾ cup of pumpkin puree, 1 teaspoon vanilla, and add ins like chocolate chips, dried cranberries, pumpkin seeds, white chocolate, and pecans as desired. Preheat your oven to 350. Mix the dry ingredients together. Melt the butter in a bowl. Add the molasses and sugars. Add in the egg. Add pumpkin and vanilla. Mix the wet ingredients with the dry, then put your extras in. Scoop onto baking sheets. Flatten slightly. Bake for 13 minutes. Allow to cool completely on baking sheets. Store in an airtight container.
Make your all-time favorite cookie with an added fall treat – pumpkin! Get started with 1 cup of butter, 1 cup of white sugar, 1 cup of brown sugar, 2 eggs, 1 teaspoon vanilla, 1 cup of canned pumpkin, 3 cups flour, 2 teaspoons of baking soda, ½ teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, ½ teaspoon ginger, ¼ teaspoon nutmeg, ¼ teaspoon cloves, and 2 cups milk chocolate chips. Heat your oven to 350 degrees. Beat the butter until it’s smooth. Add in the white and brown sugars. Beat in the eggs, then add vanilla and pumpkin. Add in all remaining dry ingredients, then stir in the chocolate chips. Scoop out the cookie dough onto the cookie sheets and bake for fifteen minutes. Remove from cookie sheets after two minutes. Allow to completely cool on wire racks.
Looking for something that will remind you of the hours you spent in your grandmother’s kitchen? This is a perfect choice. Get started with 2 ½ cups of flour, 1 teaspoon baking soda, 1 teaspoon baking powder, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, ½ teaspoon nutmeg, ½ teaspoon salt, 1 ½ cups sugar, ½ cup butter, 1 cup pumpkin, 1 egg, and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Combine first 6 ingredients. In a different bowl, add sugar and butter and beat until well blended. Add in the pumpkin, egg, and vanilla and beat in. Add wet to dry, and mix well to combine. Drop by scoopfuls onto a greased baking sheet. Bake fifteen minutes. Cool on sheet for two minutes, then remove to a wire rack to cool fully.
Pumpkin is an ingredient in almost all things fall, so be sure to add it to your favorite cookie recipes too!