Pumpkin Oat Chocolate Chip Cookies
Baking season is almost here and these Pumpkin Oat Chocolate Chip Cookies are a must try. You'll love them, I know I did! Enjoy!
- 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 cups quick oats
- 1 teaspoons baking soda
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 1 1/3 cups packed light-brown sugar
- 2/3 cup granulated sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 1/4 cups canned pumpkin puree
- 1 3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 cup pecans or walnuts, chopped (optional)
Adapted from cookingclassy.com
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
In a mixing bowl whisk together flour, oats, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger for 30 seconds, set aside.
In the bowl of an electric stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, whip together butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar until creamy (occasionally stop and scrape down sides and bottom of bowl throughout entire mixing process).
Blend in egg then blend in vanilla extract and pumpkin puree.
With mixer set on low speed, slowly add in dry ingredients and mix until combined.
Mix in chocolate chips and pecans.
Let batter rest 5 - 10 minutes (this just gives the oats some time to absorb the liquids so batter isn't so sticky and cookies don't spread so much).
Scoop dough out using a 1 1/2-inch cookie scoop, and drop onto Silpat or parchment paper lined baking sheets, spacing cookies 2-inches apart.
Bake in preheated oven 12 - 14 minutes. Allow to cool on baking sheet several minutes then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
Store in an airtight container.