Monday, October 11, 2010

pumpkin cookies

tis the season.

i hope you're not sick of pumpkin yet!

this is the recipe that started it all.  my mother, sisters and i have been making pumpkin cookies with this exact magazine tear-out for over twenty years.  that creepy little girl still scares me the first time i see her every october

here's our ingredients for the day
let's pause for a moment to admire the packed brown sugar.  i want to build sandcastles with it.
delicious sandcastles of sin.

start by mixing the flour, oats, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt

next cream the butter

gradually add sugars and keep mixing until light and fluffy and an unappetizing color

next add vanilla and egg, beat well

alternate additions of pumpkin & dry ingredients

i did mine in 3 shifts

can you see the dough turning orangey?

now it's time to add the chocolate chips

i decided there weren't enough chips so i added more.
anyone who tells you not to is a scrooge and a phony.  or diabetic.

mix it up and contemplate diving in

for each cookie, drop 1/4 cup dough onto greased cookie sheet.
that makes for some huge cookies.  i use my large cookie scoop instead which is about 1/8 cup

remove from oven and let cool

mmm... delicious.  don't let the doggies eat any.

Libby's Great Pumpkin Cookies

2 cups flour
1 cup oats
1 tsp baking soda
1tsp ground cinnamon
½ tsp salt
1 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 cup granulated sugar
1 egg, slightly beaten
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup Libby's Solid Pack Pumpkin
1 cup semi sweet chocolate morsels

Preheat oven to 350.  Combine flour, oats, baking soda, cinnamon and salt.
Cream butter; gradually add sugars, beating until light and fluffy.
Add egg and vanilla, beat well.
Alternate additions of dry ingredients & pumpkin, mix well after each addition.
Stir in morsels.
For each cookie, drop ¼ cup dough onto lightly greased cookie sheet*
Bake 20-25 minutes

*this makes huge cookies.  i make mine about 1/8 cup and bake for 15-17 min.

these cookies are amazing.  go forth and bake!


  1. these cookies changed my life every fall in college.

  2. i know it's not fall anymore but i had a can of pumpkin leftover from christmas and it was getting annoying moving it out of the way every time i brought home groceries...then i found this post and it inspired me to make some cookies! i can't stop eating them and rob loves them too!! they make great breakfast cookies :) they have oats in they're kinda breakfast-y, right? ps - i love the hand-written notes on the magazine page. candy corn for faces!!! lol!! thanks for another great recipe!!