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Pumpkin Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Greetings, friends! 

If my life these past few weeks was a .gif, here’s what it would look like:

That being said, I do think it is important to try to keep your head up.
Try and keep a positive attitude.
Find the silver lining, if you will.


Cookies, my friends…
…cookies are where its at…
…cookies will not forsake you…

…Cookies heal all wounds. 
Pumpkin Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
original recipe by, GF/DF modifications by yours truly

Here’s what you’ll need:
2 c all purpose flour (or a gluten free mix)
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp baking soda
2 tsp pumpkin pie spice (if you don’t have this just use 1/2 tsp nutmeg + 1/2 tsp allspice + 1 tsp ground)
1 c butter (or butter substitute if you are DF)
1 c white sugar
1 c brown sugar
1 c pumpkin puree
1 egg
1 Tbsp vanilla extract
2 c rolled oats (make sure these are certified GF if necessary)
1 1/2 c semi-sweet chocolate chips

Here’s what you’ll do: 

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. In small bowl, whisk together flour, salt, pumpkin pie spice and baking soda.
3. In larger bowl, cream together white sugar, brown sugar and butter.
4. Add pumpkin puree, vanilla extract and egg to creamed sugar/butter mixture. Mix well.
5. Slowly incorporate dry ingredients and mix together.

6. Stir in oats until well combined.
7. Dump in the chocolate chips and resist gobbling up handfuls of raw cookie dough. You know, “salmonella” and all.

8. Scoop scant tablespoon amounts of dough onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
9. Bake for 12-13 minutes. Be careful not to overcook! They will firm up as they cool. Their softness is what gives these their healing qualities.

If you need me,
I’ll just be over here…
… healing. 
Until next time, cheeers!

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This entry was posted on March 18, 2014 by in baking, chip, chocolate, clean, cookie, dairy, dessert, diet, easy, eating, free, gluten, healthy, homestead, inexpensive, oats, pumpkin, recipe, rolled, yummy.
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