pumpkin oatmeal chocolate chip cookies

the best part of a can of pumpkin puree is that you can usually get 2 or 3 recipes out of each one.  it also lends itself to much versatility in the kitchen; everything from smoothies to salads to the always beloved pie

yesterday i incorporated it into a savoury, hearty salad, and today the remaining was made into a kid-approved favourite, the oatmeal cookie.  

pumpkin for the win.  xo.

pumpkin oatmeal chocolate chip cookies

3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
1 egg
1 cup pumpkin puree
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 3/4 cups quick oats
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1 1/2 cup chocolate chips

preheat oven to 350F.  line baking sheets with silpat mat or parchment paper.  set aside.
in stand mixer, cream together butter and sugars.  add in egg, vanilla, and pumpkin puree.  mix till well incorporated.
in large separate bowl whisk together all the dry ingredients, except the chocolate chips.  add dry mixture to the mixer and whirl together.
fold in the chocolate chips.
drop cookie dough by heaping spoonfuls onto prepared baking sheets.
bake for 12-15 minutes.  allow to cool for 1-2 minutes on baking sheet before moving to cooling racks.

yields approximately 2 1/2 dozen


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