Baking therapy {& a recipe}

Thursday, November 8, 2012

I am in love with anything pumpkin so when I found this recipe a week ago I couldn't wait to try it out.  So yesterday, when I needed something, anything to lift my spirits, I decided it was the perfect time to put my apron on and get in the kitchen.{that just sounded so 50's housewife... I kinda love it.}  I know there are a lot of pumpkin recipes out there right now but I promise, these cookies will not disappoint. I absolutely love them but even better, they are husband and dog approved!

Oatmeal Pumpkin Pecan Cookies 

2 cups all purpose flour
2 & 1/3 cups old fashioned oats
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice OR 1/4 teaspoon cloves & 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg 
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter; softened
3/4 cup dark sugar
3/4 cup granulated sugar
2 tablespoons honey
1 cup pumpkin puree
1 large egg
1 cup chopped pecans (omit if you don't like nuts)

- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
- Combine flour, oats, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, salt and pecans in a bowl and mix thoroughly. (I use a wire whisk.) 
- Cream butter, honey and sugars in large mixer bowl until light and fluffy (about 3 minutes). Add pumpkin and egg. Mix well.
- Add dry ingredients gradually and stir until just mixed.
- Cover bowl with saran wrap and refigerate for a half hour.
- Place on cooking sheet in 1-inch diameter drops.
- Bake 14 minutes

Cream cheese icing

6 tbs of butter; softened 
2 oz of cream cheese; softened
1/4 tsp vanilla
1 cup powered sugar

-Mix together butter, cream cheese, & vanilla in electric mixer.  Add powdered sugar gradually to get the right consistency.
-Drizzle onto warm cookies to give them a glaze instead of a blob of icing.


Now tell me, what are some of your favorite pumpkin recipes! I would love to hear.

1 comment:

  1. These look soo gooood. I cannot wait to try. I must admit I've been in a bit of a funk lately, myself. Usually baking can help snap me out of it. Hope your spirits are feeling lifted. xoxo