Sunday, October 17, 2010

Spiced Pumpkin Pecan Oatmeal Cookies

It's kind of a tradition in my family to make some sort of treat on Sunday afternoons.  Dr. J is a dentist by weekday and expert treat maker on the weekends.  Kind of like a food lover's superman.  I did however give him this Sunday off.  I just had to get another pumpkin recipe in...  and these little cookies did the trick!  This recipe makes a lot of cookies which is great so you can freeze extras in bags for school lunches or for convenient on the go snacks.

Ingredients
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup white flour
1 cup old fashioned oats
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup pumpkin puree (I used the canned pumpkin puree)
1/4 cup vanilla soy yogurt
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 cups raw cane sugar
1/2 cup coconut oil
1 cup finely chopped pecans

Directions
1.  Combine the sugars, oil, soy yogurt, vanilla and pumpkin puree.  Mix well.
2.  In a separate bowl mix the remaining ingredients.
3.  Add the mixture from step #2 to the wet mixture from step #1 and mix well.
4.  Form little teaspoon sized balls and place on a cookie sheet.
5.  Bake in a preheated 350 degree F oven for 10-15 minutes.

    

8 comments:

The Shenandoah Vegan said...

These do sound great. I notice you and Deb are using a lot of coconut oil in your recipes lately. I saw some at the indian grocery, but I don't know what kind to buy?

The Shenandoah Vegan said...

Hmmmm, maybe it's just you that has been using coconut oil recently. What brand do you buy?

Elise said...

Shen,
I actually got hooked on coconut oil because Morgan loves it so much. It's awesome and I love the hint of flavor it gives. I like the Navitas Naturals brand, but I am sure there are other great brands out there. Morgan might know of some other good brands.

The Health Seeker's Kitchen said...

Elise, these cookies look awesome. I absolutely love pumpkin. I am going to post my Pumpking Smoothie recipe that I have been making a lot lately for everyone. Like you said, you have to get all the pumpkin in this time of year that you can:)

Jessica said...

I love oats and pecans - add pumpkin to the mix and I'm in! I like that you used half whole wheat flour and half white flour. I like to do that, too, but sometimes my substitutions don't work out well.

LittleHouseofVeggies said...

These looks sooooooo good! Yum. We ALWAYS make good treats on sundays too. :) I love love love coconut oil. Its the best. I like Navitas Nautrals, and also Artisana is great. If you are cooking with it it doesnt HAVE to be raw, extra virging but if you are using it for anything else, smoothies, or raw desserts, etc. than use the raw extra virgin. :)

The Shenandoah Vegan said...

My Whole Foods only had Coconut 'Manna'. I'll keep looking.

stephskimo said...

oh my god. these look amazing! i need to gain access to an oven, stat.