Friday, February 5, 2010

Oatmeal Pumpkin Cookies

At our house, these are called Mama cookies and are a well-received treat. Heh heh. My kids are so snowed. Costco has a new flour they call Ultragrain, which is a whole wheat flour that pretty much resembles white flour in recipes. Try it out.

1.5 sticks butter, softened
2/3 cup white sugar
2/3 cup packed brown sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup pumpkin puree (or butternut squash)
1 cup rolled oats
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
A little fresh ginger, a little ground clove or nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup raisins (or other dried fruit - apricots are wonderful in this)
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (or Ultragrain)

Directions
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2. Cream together butter, white sugar and brown sugar until fluffy. Beat in egg, vanilla and pumpkin. 3. In a separate bowl, mix together the oats, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, raisins and flour. Stir into pumpkin mixture.
4. Drop cookies by the heaping teaspoonful onto greased cookie sheets. Flatten slightly and bake 15-18 minutes or until lightly browned around edges. They remain fairly pale even when baked correctly.
5. Remove from oven and place on cooling racks. Dust with powdered sugar or leave plain.

3 comments:

Kate said...

Mmm. Sounds good. I love good brainwashing food. (Last week I bought some whole grain white bread and the kids refuse to eat it. They want to regular whole wheat stuff that none of their friends will touch when they have lunch at our house.)

Mistress La Spliffe said...

When you say stick of butter, what do you mean exactly?

Bluestem said...

Funny you should ask, as I actually was using this site not too long ago:
http://tiny.cc/pXAZ7

Short answer: 1 stick = 113.4 gram