9.27.2015

Pumpkin Cranberry Nut Cookies


Pumpkin Cranberry Nut Cookies are loaded with old fashioned uncooked rolled oats, dried cranberries, walnuts, and pure pumpkin. The flavor of pumpkin is subtle and almost completely hidden in this cookie, making it even harder for any non-pumpkin-lovers not to fall in love with them or this recipe.

These little cookies have enough warm spice flavor in them to give you a welcome sensation of the fall season!



These cookies are moist and chewy on the inside with a slight crunch on the outside. They are filled with sweet and nutty flavors from the cranberries and walnuts combined to give each cookie an amazing taste!

I only used enough pure pumpkin to carefully balance all the flavors in the cookies and enough pumpkin pie spice to give them a warm spice flavor, not over-powering.  These are small cookies, so you can eat two of these cuties and not feel overly guilty.

Enjoy them with your favorite coffee, espresso or glass of milk and they will satisfy any cookie cravings you may have during the day.  We promise.
I also have to tell you about these amazing silicone cookware mats that I have been using and how much I absolutely LOVE them!  If you're interested in them, I've added a link where you can find these silicone mats. 

I have to tell you they are a great little find!  They are completely oven safe non-stick rubber mats that you place over your baking sheets when baking and can be reused a hundred times.  Then wipe them clean, making them ideal for easy cleanup! 

ENJOY!


Pumpkin Cranberry Nut Cookies
  • 1+ 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup pure pumpkin (freeze any remaining pumpkin)
  • 1+ 1/2 cups firmly packed dark brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 3 cups uncooked regular oats, or Quaker Oats Old Fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup walnuts -chopped
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • cooking spray or silicone mats

Preheat oven at 350 degrees. 
Spray cookie sheets with cooking spray, and set aside.
Or place a silicone mat over your baking sheet.
In a small bowl, combine all dry ingredients.  Using a larger bowl, beat butter, pumpkin, brown sugar, egg and vanilla.  Gradually add the flour mixture, beating at a low speed.  Finally,  using a spoon, stir in the oats, cranberries and walnuts.

Drop dough by teaspoon onto baking sheets.  No need to flatten the cookies.
 
Bake for 10 to 13 minutes, until golden brown. Remove and cool completely.  Store them in plastic bags or plastic containers.  Refrigerated for up to 2 weeks, or freeze them for one month.

 Yields 3 dozen.

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7 comments:

  1. WOWSA! What an ideal cookie, for the fall season. Love this one, Ladies!

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  2. I'm so delighted pumpkin season is here and now I get to make these delicious cookies. =)

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  3. We've been out of town for a bit and what a delicious thing to see on my first visit back to your blog! I love all of the fall flavors in these cookies.

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  4. awesome. They look amazing and I am so happy pumpkin season is here:)

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    1. So are we ! Our favorite season!

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  5. It's pumpkin time! These look and sound wonderful. Love the soft inside :) Great flavor combination and super textures too. Hope you are both doing great :)

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    1. Thank you Tricia! These cookies are amazing !! Everyone loves them - we hope you will too! Thanks so much for stopping by! Xo Anna and Liz

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