Soft pumpkin oatmeal cookies

    22 min

    This recipe looks like it has a lot of ingredients, but it is all stuff a kitchen normally has. It has a nice cinnamony flavour that I adore. You can substitute chocolate chips or nuts for the sultanas.

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    Serves: 24 

    • 125g plain flour
    • 40g porridge oats
    • 1/2 teaspoon bicarb of soda
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 125g butter, softened
    • 70g brown soft sugar
    • 100g caster sugar
    • 1 egg
    • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 125g pumpkin puree
    • 140g sultanas

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:12min  ›  Ready in:22min 

    1. Preheat the oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Combine the flour, oats, bicarb, cinnamon and salt; set aside.
    2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter, brown sugar and caster sugar until smooth. Beat in the egg and vanilla then stir in the pumpkin puree. Gradually stir in the dry ingredients until well blended. Mix in sultanas. Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto ungreased baking trays.
    3. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on baking tray for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

    Pumpkin puree...

    You can find tinned 100% pumpkin puree at Waitrose, via Ocado or in specialty shops. You can also make your own with this recipe.

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    Using the review comments from others, I decided to try to make this cookie more heart healthy. I changed the flour to half whole wheat and half whole grain spelt, I used 2 egg whites in place of the 1 whole egg, I used sucanat (dried liquid cane sugar) in place of the caster sugar, and I used a heart healthy olive oil spread in place of the butter. The cookies were wonderful. I used leftover sweet potatoes and just mashed them with a fork. I will definitely try them next time with chocolate chips in place of the sultanas. This recipe is a keeper. Now that I have converted all the metric measurements to American it will be very quick to make them.  -  10 Feb 2014


    I made the recipe as it is published, this cookies are gorgeouos!!! I am going to do it again !!!  -  02 Oct 2013


    Loved it. Thanks for sharing, I used chocolate chips instead of raisins and iced with some lemon icing.  -  28 Oct 2013