Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Mama Kat's Writers Workshop - October 28th

Mama's Losin' It

Link up and show us something you’ve created for Halloween, anything qualifies…costumes, recipes, crafts, party invites, treats, decorations etc..

Fall is one of my favorite season's, not just because of the cute kids in costumes, the awesome colors of the trees {for those of you in the South, you have NO idea what you are missing there} and the essence of cinnamon, wood fires and apples that seems to be everywhere. Yeah, those things are great and all, but the real reason I love Fall so much?

Is the food.

Shocking, right? I know.

There is something about the Fall and the flavors that accompany it that just never seem to sit right in the middle of the summer. Yeah, pumpkin pie is fantastic, but do I want it in June? Not so much.

The following recipe was shared with me by a former co-worker Sherri and I will forever be in her debt. Seriously, these cookies are to die for and truly capture the *taste* of Fall.

Pumpkin Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies with Fudge Frosting


4 cups unsifted flour
2 cups quick or old-fashioned oats (uncooked)
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup of butter, softened
2 cups of firmly packed brown sugar
1 cup of granulated sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 can (16 oz) pumpkin
1 bag (12 oz) chocolate chips

1 container of your favorite fudge frosting.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a separate bowl, mix together the dry ingredients (flour - salt) and set aside.

In a large bowl, mix the butter, sugars, egg and vanilla until fluffy.

Add the pumpkin and mix.

Slowly add the dry ingredients.

Fold in the chocolate chips.

Drop by the spoonful on a non-stick cookie sheet and bake 10 - 12 minutes, until done.

Let cool and frost with your favorite fudge frosting (optional - these are just as good without the frosting!)

Note: This is NOT my picture...I totally lost all motivation to make cookies last night, so Google Image was my BFF.



Anonymous said...

Oh that sounds fantastic! I also love fall for the food... baked pumpkin seeds... pumpkin bread... etc. Just warm fuzzies... reminding me of family.

paulakiger said...

YUM!!!! I can almost smell/taste them from down here in Florida - yes Florida - you know, the place with NO FALL COLORS!! You had to rub that part in, right? I spent a few years in New York and loved the opportunity to have a "real fall" along with apple cider, apple fritters and all that great stuff!

kaybee said...

Those look so delicious. I am a huge fan of pumpkin anything. If only I wasn't on a strict dairy-free diet...

Stephanie Doyle said...

Yum, those look so good!!!

Kat said...

I am so making those today! I needed a new fall recipe and that one is totally the ONE! Thanks!