Saturday, August 21, 2010

Oatmeal Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

The kids and I were searching our cookbooks looking for an Oatmeal Pumpkin Chocolate Chip cookie…who’d a thought! But it just sounded good.  Well, of course we did not find one so we converted one!
We took the recipe for Oatmeal Raisin Cookies from the book Deceptively Delicious by Jessica Seinfeld and made it what we wanted out of it. They turned out quite good. They really didn’t have as much pumpkin flavor as I was hoping, but they were still good and probably as healthy as you can get for an Oatmeal Chocolate Chip cookie!
Adapted Recipe:
Mix following dry ingredients
1 1/4 Cup of 100% whole wheat flour
1 1/4 cup Old fashioned oats
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp ground cloves
Set aside
Mix each of the following ingredients one at a time
3/4 C Brown Sugar
6 tbs tub margarine
1 C pumpkin puree (we used fresh from the garden)
1 large egg white
Add dry ingredients from above
Bag of Ghirardelli 60% Cacao Chocolate Chips
drop by the spoonful on cookie sheets
Bake at 350 for about 12 minutes

In other gardening news I found a new  (mostly) beneficial in the garden today that I had not seen before.
Goldenrod Leatherwing, Chauliognathus pennsylvanicus
(AKA Pennsylvania Leatherwing)
Cookies and bugs, how ‘bout that!

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