Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies

Pumpkin Cookies

Looking for a healthy fall treat your family will love? Try these Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies and you’ll be in pumpkin heaven! Not only are they really yummy, but they’re good for you, too!

I have often called myself “the human equivalent to the Cookie Monster.” I’m obsessed with oatmeal cookies. So when I embarked in my remarkable weight loss journey I knew I had to find a way to still enjoy my love for cookies without ruining all the progress I was making.I found a few recipes, all good but nothing great.

I took my old, naughty recipes and combined the two. Taking the skinny cookie tricks I had learned I created these amazing, rich, Pumpkin Pie flavored cookies.

Makes 30 cookies.

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup white flour
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter- room temperature
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups steel cut oats- or old fashioned

Frosting-

  • 2 cups powdered or confection sugar
  • 2 tablespoons pumpkin puree
  • splash of vanilla

Get started:

Cookies-

-Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

-Combine flour, sugar, salt and baking soda.

-To the flour mixture add butter, pumpkin puree, vanilla, and egg and mix together.

-Slowly add in oatmeal and mix until just combined.

-Place dough in the fridge for about 15 minutes to firm up.

-Spoon out tablespoon sized cookies and place in 350 degree oven for 15 minutes.

-Let cookies cool before adding frosting.

Frosting-

-Whisk together powdered sugar, pumpkin puree and vanilla until desired constancy, add warm water a teaspoon at a time if needed to thin it out.

-Dip or drizzle onto cookies and let set for 10 minutes, place in refrigerator for 30 minutes to allow the frosting to set.

Watch more of my eHow cooking videos like my Jalapeno-Cheddar Scones and my Oatmeal Raisin Cookies With Cream Cheese Frosting.

Watch my diet cookie tips here and make any cookie recipe healthier and “skinnier.”

Nutrition information:

Each serving (approximately 1 cookie) has:

  • Calories: 93
  • Fat: 1
  • Fiber: 1
  • Protein: 1
  • Carbs: 19

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