Saturday, January 23, 2010

Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies

Category: Cookies
Yield: 3 dozen cookies
Source: Miriam
Not your Mother's oatmeal cookie, unless your Mother is Miriam.

1 c unsalted butter, melted
1 c sugar
1/2 c brown sugar
1/3 c pumpkin puree
1 egg
1 t vanilla extract
1 1/4 c flour
2 c old fashioned oats
1/2 c toasted chopped pecans
1/2 c chopped dried cherries or pineapple
heaping 1/2 t ground cinnamon
1/4 t ground nutmeg
1/2 t salt
1/2 t baking soda
Pre-heat oven to 350ยบ.
Mix the butter, sugar, brown sugar and pumpkin in a mixing bowl by hand.
Add the egg and vanilla and mix until smooth.
Add the flour, oats, pecans, cherries, spices, salt, and baking soda & mix well.
Drop onto a well greased sheet pan, bake until golden brown, about 10 minutes.
Let cool about 3-5 minutes before removing from the cookie sheet.
Store in an airtight container.

Nutritional facts (daily value): Calories 4526kcal; Protein 56g (113%); Total Fat 240g (370%)(Sat. 124g (619%)); Chol. 700mg (233%); Carb. 557g (186%); Fiber 27g (107%); Sugars 321g; Calcium 340mg (34%); Iron 19mg (106%)

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