2-Ingredient Pumpkin Cookies
I was going to start this blog post with a story about how my friend and I were carving pumpkins and decided to make pumpkin cookies, which were strangely runny and decided to turn into a pumpkin sheet cake that gave us both food poisoning and really bad stomachaches for a good 36 hours and it was because we used the pumpkin guts instead of the actual useful part of the pumpkin, but I refuse to accept responsibility for that situation and now I know a few new things about baking with pumpkin. It wasn’t until my Mom told me pumpkins are a form of squash that I was like “oooohhhhhhhhhh so that’s the part of the pumpkin that is canned” and realized you OBVIOUSLY do not make cake out of pumpkin guts. Shit, I guess I just told you the story.
I have been afraid of cooking with pumpkin ever since that happened, but I saw a recipe for 2-ingredient pumpkin cookies on The Burlap Bag and decided if I can’t master that, then I should probably just sell my kitchen on the black market. It comes with a nice set of knives that I’m terrified to use. Anyone?
(Just realized I had my back-button focus on when I took this and wasn’t paying attention. I will never get over the fact that the top 2 cookies are out of focus. NEVER).
So these are 2-ingredient pumpkin cookies and they make a pretty good breakfast snack. All you need is 1 cup of canned pumpkin and 1 cup of quick oats. Mix it together and form them into individual cookies. Line them up on a greased baking sheet and cook at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes. They will not spread out, so whatever size/density you make them is how they will bake. I like warming them up in the microwave and enjoying a couple with my coffee.
It’s a good thing I like pumpkin flavor because these are HARDCORE. Add a little cinnamon and nutmeg, or maybe some chopped nuts, chocolate chips, or raisins.
Easy, healthy, and you probably won’t shit your pants (but I’m not promising anything).
September 28, 2012
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