Monday, December 13, 2010

Everything but the Kitchen Sink Cookies

Our first snow in Hollywood, Alabama {December 12, 2010}

With all of the cold weather over the last couple of days, I got a hankering for some warm cookies. After looking through my pantry and surfing the internet, I decided to modify this Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies recipe that I found on Annie's Eats. The end product was excellent, though craisins would have been a good addition.

Here is my modified version of the recipe:

1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp. ground ginger
1/8 tsp. ground cloves
1/8 tsp. grated nutmeg

Dash of allspice
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 cup pumpkin puree
3/4 cups old-fashioned oats
3/4 cup white chocolate chips
3/4 cup chopped pecans
1/2 cup shredded coconut

  • Preheat the oven to 350˚ F.  Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • In a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, spices and salt. 
  • Whisk to blend.  
  • In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat together the butter and sugars on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.  
  • Blend in the egg and vanilla.  
  • Beat in the pumpkin puree until well incorporated.  
  • With the mixer on low speed, mix in the dry ingredients just until incorporated.  
  • Beat in the oats until combined.  
  • With a rubber spatula, fold in the chocolate chips, shredded coconut and chopped pecans until evenly mixed.
  • Drop in small scoops (about 1½-2 tablespoons) onto prepared baking sheets, spaced 2-3 inches apart.
  • Bake 12-14 minutes, or until the cookies are lightly browned.  
  • Allow to cool on the sheets about 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.  
  • Store in an airtight container {AND send the extras to work with your husband so you don't eat 2 dozen cookies by yourself}.

Makes about 24 cookies


  1. I didn't know if you had gotten snow or not! Hope you are staying warm! Cookies look good. Bring some recipies (and indgredients) when you come so we can do some good baking!

  2. Sounds yummy!! Dad and I are making date pinwheels tonight - one of his favs. I mix the dough and he rolls it out and spreads the date mixture. Love, Mom

  3. They were really good. Pinwheels are a nice treat :)
    Ang - you know I have tons of recipes :)


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