The pumpkin baking has begun. I love oatmeal cookies, they are my favorite kind of cookie and of course I love everything pumpkin. So what is better than the combination of the two?
2 cups whole wheat flour
1 1/3 cup rolled oats
1 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1 2/3 cup raw sugar
2/3 cup safflower oil
2 tablespoons molasses
1 teaspoon pure maple syrup (can also use pure vanilla extra)
1 cup pumpkin puree, canned or fresh (not pumpkin pie filling)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Combine flour, rolled oats, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, sugar and baking soda in a large bowl, mix to combine. In another bowl combine safflower oil, molasses, maple syrup and pumpkin, stir until well combined then add to your dry mixture and stir until just combined. The mixture should resemble normal oatmeal cookies, not too dry but also not soaking wet. You should be able to hand form the dough into small balls.
Using a tablespoon place small balls or globs, whichever you prefer onto a lightly greased baking sheet. Bake for 16-20 minutes. Makes approximately 3 dozen cookies.