For those of you who love to bake and love pumpkin, I think you’d probably agree that when fall comes around, it’s time for some serious pumpkin baking. I know I’m not the only one out there who’s gone through my fair share of pumpkin already, right? And I mean, this is the second week of October, so it’s okay that I’ve already gone through… ahem… 3 jumbo cans of pumpkin, right??
I’ll just take that as a yes.
Now that I’ve gotten that off my back, I’m just crossing my fingers that a lot of you love pumpkin, because I’ve got some pretty tasty pumpkin recipes coming your way for the next few weeks. In fact, I’m hoping that pumpkin recipes are fully welcomed until the end of November, because it looks like I’ll have them coming right until the end. Sound good? (Because it is! I promise!)
I already got the pumpkin baking going a couple of weeks ago with some Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins. <–good stuff. Today, we’re moving on to cookies. Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies. Cookies spiced with cinnamon, ginger, all spice, nutmeg, and cloves. Cookies loaded with dried cranberries and toasted pecans. Cookies with the depth of whole wheat flour and sweet brown sugar. In short, the perfect fall cookies.
There’s one more great thing about these Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies – I think you can eat them for breakfast. Technically, “cookies” implies dessert, but these are actually healthier than a lot of the pastries and other treats we usually call breakfast. So, an excuse to eat a spicy, chewy pumpkin cookie for breakfast (or two for dessert)? Yeah, I think I’ll take that.
P.S. You might notice that the ingredients in this recipe are listed by both volume and weight measurements. I recently invested in a kitchen scale and I’m now a full believer that weight measurements are the way to go. Of course, not everyone owns a kitchen scale, so I’m going to do my best to give both measurements from now on in my recipes. You’ll still see some that are just in volume measurements though, because I’m sadly behind on my posting. :-/
P.P.S. Let’s get back to Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies: :)