Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies

Don't ask me why, but I really love to eat my desserts frozen. For example - cheesecake, brownies, cake, cookies - all better frozen! I often have a container of goodies in the freezer. One day, my little guy was having a bad teething day and I decided to give him a frozen cookie to nibble. HE LOVED IT!!!!! Now I've totally ruined him and he has been standing by the freezer the last few days saying what sounds like, "Cookie." It's super cute.

But since it's probably not the best idea to feed my children cookies all day every day, I adapted my favorite pumpkin cookie recipe to be a little more nutritious. And seriously, I love them. I think I've eaten more than my kids have. Freeze them, and they are a perfect teething cookie!


Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies
1/2 c. coconut butter (or regular butter), melted
1 & 1/2 c. sugar
1 c. pumpkin
1 egg
1 t. vanilla
2 & 1/4 c. oats
1/2 c. whole wheat flour
1 t. baking powder
1 t. baking soda
1 t. cinnamon
1 t. nutmeg
1/2 t. salt
1/2 c. raisins

In a mixing bowl, combine coconut butter, sugar, pumpkin, egg, and vanilla. Add remaining ingredients and stir to form a dough. 
 Bake on a greased or lined cookie sheet at 350 F for 12-14 minutes.

I have been eating these nonstop. But I don't feel too terribly guilty...they have oatmeal, right? Haha. Enjoy!

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    1. Oh good! You'll have to let me know what you think about them! :)

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