19Nov2012 Pumpkin Oatmeal Raisin Cookies You all know I’m obsessed with pumpkin, but I have to admit I’d never had a pumpkin cookie before! Okay, maybe a pumpkin SHAPED cookie, but never one that actually contained pumpkin. Seriously? These were gone in 2 days! Our whole family gobbled these up, kids included. So maybe the kids shouldn’t count because Wesley just started saying “cook cook” and pointing at the cookie jar making puppy dog eyes at us. He pretty much gets a cookie every time he does it, what awesome parenting skills right? Either way, these cookies are a great twist on the traditional oatmeal raisin cookie and they make your house smell wonderful! Pumpkin Oatmeal Raisin Cookies adapted from Very Best Baking 1 cup butter (2 sticks), softened 1 cup sugar 1 cup pumpkin puree 1 egg 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 cups flour 1 1/3 cups quick cooking oats 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon salt 3/4 cup raisins Icing Glaze (optional): 1 cup confectioner’s sugar 1-3 tablespoons milk In mixer, beat butter and sugar until creamy. Add pumpkin, egg, and vanilla and mix until well combined. In separate bowl, mix flour, oats, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Turn mixer on low speed and gradually add in flour mixture, scraping down sides of mixing bowl halfway through. Remove bowl from mixer and stir in raisins. Drop by rounded tablespoons onto cookie sheets lined with foil and sprayed lightly with cooking spray. Bake in preheated oven at 350 degrees for 12-14 minutes until lightly browned. Transfer cookies to cooling rack. For glaze, whisk together confectioner’s sugar and milk 1 tablespoon at a time until sugar is completely melted and you have a thin icing consistency (you need less milk than you think). Drizzle icing over cookies on cooling rack and allow icing to harden for a few minutes before placing in cookie jar or air tight container. Makes 36-48 cookies. These cookies are great to give away because the icing makes them look fancy, but it hardens when it dries so they’re easy to stack and don’t damage. Trying to get a jump start on your Christmas cookie baking? Here are some of my favorites: Cinnamon Stick Cookies Super Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies Cake Mix Sprinkle Cookies Linking up to these fabulous parties. Check them out!