I made my Blogger Secret Ingredient (BSI) recipe today. This week’s ingredient is pumpkin, one of my favorite ingredients overall. I wanted to make something sweet so came up with a cookie recipe.
I actually made my own pumpkin puree… I took a pumpkin, cut it in half, and baked it at 450F for 40 minutes. Then I skinned it, cut it in pieces, and used my hand-mixer to blend it into a puree. It’s so fresh – I usually have canned pumpkin, which is pretty good, but there is something special about pumpkin puree made from scratch.
Chocolate Peanut Raisin PUMPKIN Cookies
- 3/4 cups flour
- 1/2 cup oats
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
- 1 cup pumpkin puree (can make your own!)
- 3/4 cup sugar (brown sugar would be good too)
- 1/2 cup applesauce
- 1/4 cup raisins
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips
- 1/4 cup peanuts (then crush them up – so it seems like a little less than 1/4 cup)
- Preheat the oven to 350F.
- Mix together all the dry ingredients – flour, oats, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and spices.
- In a separate bowl, mix together the pumpkin, applesauce, and sugar.
- Now add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix until everything is combined. Add the raisins, chips, and crushed peanuts.
- Spoon cookies onto a greased pan (I used nonstick cooking spray). Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until firm.
Makes 30 smallish cookies.
What is your favorite cookie?
Mine is oatmeal raisin.