Thursday, September 26, 2013

Oatmeal Pumpkin Cookie with Caramel Icing

What a can make an Autumn day more perfect than a house full of kids and cookies?
Yesterday, my home was filled  with contagious giggles and rambunctious bounding
but ...
I wanted it so be just a little more special so I thought I'd  bake up some cookies.
This is my zoo crew today;
 Kayla, Jessie Ray(better known by me as Ray Baby) and Mackenzie.
Oh no, it's not easy to get them still enough to get that picture.
Kayla and Mackenzie were my two helpers.
These two are a whole mess of fun.
We gathered our ingredients
preheated our oven at 350 degrees.

  • Cup flour~I used self-rising flour. The cookies will be nice an soft but if you prefer a crunchier cookie use plain flour adding a little baking powder.
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon 
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 Cup *Butter Crisco. The butter will work as well but I didn't have enough butter/margarine for the cookie dough and the icing so we improvised.
  • 1 1/2 Cup brown sugar
  • 1 Cup pumpkin
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 to 2 Cups of oatmeal (quick oats) less oatmeal or more depending on how much texture you prefer
  • 2 squares of semi-sweet chocolate(shaved or grated)

  1. Mix all your dry ingredients except for sugar in  separate bowl.
  2. Cream Crisco(softened), vanilla, sugar.
  3. Add pumpkin and mix.
  4. Add dry ingredients to pumpkin mixture.
  5. Mix well.

6. Stir-in oatmeal and chocolate. 
     Don't over mix.

7. Drop a heaping spoonful onto your cookie     
8. Bake for 15-20 minutes at 350;
    mine baked 20. 

While the cookies are baking start on your caramel icing.

  • 3 Tablespoons melted butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 Cup brown sugar
  • 1 Cup powdered sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons of milk
  1. Whisk brown sugar and powdered sugar into melted butter.
  2. Add vanilla and milk whisking until smooth.
  3. Let icing set for 2-3 minutes
  4. Drizzle over cookies.

Jack came in from school just in time to get in line with his hand out.
Cookie Monsters!!
Thank you for stopping by 
letting me share my cookie monsters with you.
As always,
Be a Blessing!


  1. Sounds delicious! I'm pinning the recipe. And what adorable little models and helpers you have there! :-)

    1. Thanks you. There is never a dull moment with this bunch!

  2. A fabulous fall recipe Lynn -- thanks so much for sharing. My hubby will love these.

    1. I know ya'll will enjoy them. I am not a huge pumpkin fan(I know that's aweful) but these we're delicious and gone quickly. Thanks for stopping by.

  3. I seriously just drooled the entire way through this post.
    I LOVE pumpkin. these cookies will happen!

    1. These were dearly loved by my crew. The bowl was licked, the spoons and beaters where licked clean; I thought about dropping some on the floor so my floor could get

  4. These look delicious! I love oatmeal and pumpkin, but have never had it together in a cookie! Thanks for sharing with us over at the Homeacre Hop! Please join us again soon!
    Mary :)