Mommy's Kitchen - Recipes From my Texas Kitchen: Pumpkin Oatmeal Scotchies {Oatmeal Scotchies Pumpkin Style}

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Pumpkin Oatmeal Scotchies {Oatmeal Scotchies Pumpkin Style}

My favorite cookie in the whole wide world are Oatmeal Scotchies. Um mm there is just something about those butterscotch chips that I just love.

With pumpkin being in season, I have been trying to figure out new ways to incorporate pumpkin into different recipes.

My youngest son loves pumpkin anyway you can bake it. His favorite is Pumpkin Patch Pancakes and Pumpkin Bread. Carson would eat them both everyday if I made them.

I had a idea of adding pumpkin to my favorite cookie recipe just to see how it would turn out. How can you go wrong with pumpkin, cinnamon, oatmeal and butterscotch chips. It just seemed like the perfect fit.

My oldest son thought I was nuts adding it to this cookie dough. He told me that I was going to ruin the cookie recipe and it would end up tasting yucky. I told him to just give it a chance and see, because you never know.

I started by adding 3/4 a cup and went from there. I added all the remaining ingredients and then tasted the cookie dough. It was really yummy and I think you can go as much as a cup of pumpkin. I did not add any additional amounts on the sugar.

I just increased the vanilla a bit to 1 1/2 tsp instead of one teaspoon, but that is it I didn't change anything else. When the cookies were all baked up and cooled, I called in my pumpkin taste tester.

Carson gave these cookies a thumbs up. I thought they tasted awesome the pumpkin and the butterscotch chips are the perfect combination.

Lets start by mixing up the batter.

using a cookie scoop or a tablespoon drop the cookie batter to a un greased baking sheet. Press down the cookie dough a bit so they flatten out nicely or you will have cookie blobs.
Um mm milk and cookies, my favorite thing.

Pumpkin Oatmeal Scotchies

1 1/4 - cups all-purpose flour
1 - teaspoon baking soda
1/2 - teaspoon salt
1/2 - teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1/2-  cup butter or margarine, softened
3/4 - cup granulated sugar
3/4 - cup packed brown sugar
1 - large eggs
1 - cup canned or fresh pumpkin puree
1 - teaspoon vanilla extract
3 - cups quick or old-fashioned oats
1 - 11-oz. pkg Nestle Butterscotch Chips (about 1 2/3 cups)

Preheat oven to 375° F. Combine flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and pumpkin pie spice in small bowl. 

Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar, eggs, pumpkin and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl or use a stand mixer with the paddle attachment.

Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in oats and morsels. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto un greased baking sheets. 

BAKE for 7 to 8 minutes for chewy cookies or 9 to 10 minutes for crisp cookies.

Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.

PAN COOKIE VARIATION: Grease 15 x 10-inch jelly-roll pan. Prepare dough as above. Spread into prepared pan. Bake for 18 to 22 minutes or until light brown. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Makes 4 dozen bars.

Inspired by: The Very Best Baking


Hoosier Homemade said... #

Those look delish! Gonna be adding those definately!
Thanks for sharing!

Fiesta said... #

those look so good. I printed the recipe. I do not bake but I will have hubby make them for me.

Mrsblocko said... #

Oatmeal and butterscotch, sounds like a winner to me! I look forward to giving this recipe a test drive. Thanks!

Karine said... #

These look delicious! Thanks for sharing :)

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sherri said... #

Yum! Sound great. I love all the flavors so I'll have to make this one.

sheila said... #

Wow these look so good, I will have to try them.

tinahead81 said... #

stopping over from sits!

those cookies look amazing! i love butterscotch, def. going to give these a try!! :o)

Jessie said... #

What a great idea!! I love pumpkin and I love oatmeal scotchies!!I am definitely going to try these out sometime. Thanks for sharing!!

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Vanilla and Thyme said... #

I am on such an oatmeal kick right now! These cookies look sooo delicious - will be trying them this weekend - thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said... #

These are out of this world good. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe. It will be well used.

Lindsay Rudolph said... #

Those look delish! I love just about anything pumpkin.

Tiffany @ Eat at Home said... #

Those sound really good. Great idea!

Live.Love.Eat said... #

Awesome idea to add pumpkin. I love butterscotch too so I hope to try these out soon!!!!

Anonymous said... #

Just found my new favorite cookie!!! I have never been a fan of pumpkin in anything, however this recipe was too tempting to pass up!! So glad I tried it!

RonNasty said... #

I was looking for something with pumpkin and butterscotch chips, but I'm not much of a cookie baker, but the last line in your recipe sealed the deal! I'll be making these BARS shortly!

Tina Butler said... #

If you love pumpkin and butterscotch I think you will like these as well.

Mini Pumpkin Butterscotch Muffins:

Tina Hembree said... #

Sounds delicious. ..When it cools down some I'm going to try these!

Anonymous said... #

These pumpkin-oatmeal-butterscotch cookies sound great. What size can of pumpkin should be used? Thank you.

Tina Butler said... #

It states 1 - cup canned or fresh pumpkin puree in the recipe.

Oatmeal said... #

Oatmeal is a perfect powder. I have been using it for over 2 years. I love having it for my breakfast. I will try this recipe