Trick or Treat…

Wishing everyone a Happy Halloween with Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal Cookies!

1 c. pumpkin

1/2 c. margarine, softened

 1 c. brown sugar

 3/4 c. sugar

1 egg

 1/2 tsp. cinnamon

 1/4 tsp. nutmeg

 1 1/2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice

 1 1/2 tsp. salt

 tsp. vanilla

1 tsp. baking powder

 1/4 tsp. baking soda

 1 1/4 c. flour

3/4 c. quick-cook oatmeal

1/4 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips for melting

In a large bowl combine pumpkin, margarine, sugar, egg, spices and vanilla.  With electric mixer beat until mixed well.  Add flour, oats, baking powder, and soda.  Mix until all ingredients are combined.

Drop onto  lightly greased cookie sheets.  Bake for about 12-15 minutes.  Cool slightly on cookie sheet before removing.  Transfer to cooling rack.  Melt chocolate for 1 minute, or longer if necessary, in microwave.  Drizzle on top of each cookie.

Recipe adapted from Southern Living 1979 Annual Recipes.  I omitted nuts, chocolate chips, and raisins, and added a tsp. of vanilla.  *** Note – after the cookies sat overnight in an airtight container they got extremely moist, so moist they are hard to handle.  I think  I’ll  increase the flour a bit  when  I make them again.  They are very flavorful – a nice spicy cookie.

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