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 ingredients1 1/4 Cup of 100% whole wheat flour1 1/4 cup Old fashioned oats1 tsp baking soda1 tsp cinnamon1/2 tsp salt1 tsp nutmeg1 tsp ground clovesSet asideMix each of the following ingredients one at a time3/4 C Brown Sugar6 tbs tub margarine1 C pumpkin puree (we used fresh from the garden)1 large egg whiteAdd dry ingredients from aboveBag of Ghirardelli 60% Cacao Chocolate Chipsdrop by the spoonful on cookie sheetsBake 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!