Wednesday, November 18, 2009


Pumpkin Man
(Photo taken on The Strand in Galveston)

Pumpkin-Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

(Makes 4 dozen)

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/3 cups quick or old-fashioned oats
2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup (2 sticks) butter or margarine, softened
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup Libby's 100% pure Pumpkin
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup chopped walnuts
3/4 cup raisins

Preheat Oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease baking sheets

Combine flour, oats, pie spice, baking soda and salt in medium bowl. Beat butter, bown sugar and granulated sugar in large mixer bowl until light and fluffy. Add pumpkin, egg and vanilla extract; mix well. Add flour mixture; mix well. Stir in nuts and raisins. Drop by rounded tablespoons onto prepared baking sheets.

Bake for 14 to 16 minutes or until cookies are lightly browned and set in centers. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.

(Recipe from our neighborhood newspaper the Village News)



Maria-Thérèse said...

Sounds better than the peanut butter jelly sandwich! :) :) I found it extraordinarily strange. Still don't know what to make of it.

sherry ♥ lee said...

I want one of these right now!!! Sounds delicious!!

Linda said...

What a gorgeous recipe...I shall keep a copy!
Thanks for the film review; I was interested as we are thinking of seeing it too.
Linda x

Kate T. said...

Oh, Boy, these look FAB! Thanks for posting the recipe.

Have a wonderful holiday,


maryt/theteach said...

Snap thank you so much for the recipe and the beautiful colorful picture! Happy Thanksgiving! :)

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hey Snap, Love that picture. Have you been to the Strand recently??? How is it??? Has it come back since Ike????

Thanks for the cookie recipe..Perfect for the holidays.

Michelle said...

Hi Snap!

I can almost taste these yummy cookies! Thanks for posting this recipe, I always make an apple pie but I think I will make these instead this year! YUM!

Michelle :)

JamaGenie said...

Ditto what Michelle said - I can almost taste these yummy cookies! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

Janet said...

Oh, dear....another yummy cookie recipe to add to my collection. Will I ever lose any weight?! Not with great recipes like this!

nonizamboni said...

Oh yum! These are now on my list to bake before next Thursday! I ran across something similar but with mashed sweet potatoes and dried cranberries--just to be a bit contrary :O)
Thanks for sharing--happy Thursday!

Pretty Things said...

Man, it's too bad I'm the only person in the house that likes pumpkin, or I'd make those!

Alicia @ boylerpf said...

This si great...I'm looking for an alternative to pumpkin pie so that everyone can just have a nosh after the big dinner!

kanishk said...

What a gorgeous recipe...I shall keep a copy!

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