A New Discovery
by Judith Hayes
When I find the time to just browse the web for new things, I always tend to look for great blogs. I love to learn new things whether it’s history-related, travel-related, or recipe-related. This week I found a great blog I want to share with you. No, it’s not about Maine but it’s about something Mainers love! It’s about food! On this blog, written by my new friend Carol, I found the most delicious cookie recipe. Mainers love cookies, and we bake them all winter long. It warms up the kitchen and sends the most enticing fragrances throughout the house. I was so excited to find another pumpkin recipe, and it was a pumpkin-based cookie. When I found this cookie recipe I sent an email off to Carol to ask if I could share it with all my readers. Well you are all so lucky because she said YES! Carol’s blog is entitled A Cup of Mascarpone and you can just click on the name to go there and search though some fantastic recipes.
Here is Carol’s Recipe:
Grandma’s Pumpkin-Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
pinch of salt
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup butter, room temperature
1 cup pumpkin
1-3/4 cups rolled oats
1 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup raisins or chopped nuts, or combination of both (optional)
additional chocolate chips or Baker’s chocolate to melt for drizzle (optional)
Create the cookies:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
In a medium sized bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, salt and sugar. Add the butter and mix. Add the egg and pumpkin and mix. Add the oats and chocolate chips (also the optional raisins and/or nuts ) and stir to combine. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator until the dough is firm (30-45 minutes).
On a baking sheet lined with parchment, place a heaping tablespoon of cookie dough 2 inches apart. Bake for approximately 15 minutes until the tops of the cookies are lightly browned. Do not over bake. Upon removing from the oven, place cookies on a rack to cool. When cooled, drizzle with melted chocolate, if desired.
A big Thank You to Carol for sharing her “good enough to eat” photo of these yummy cookies. Be sure to stop by her blog and browse through her other recipes. You’ll be sure to find some that will delight your family.