Pumpkin Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Cookies With A Hidden Veggie

Get extra veggies into your kids the easy way-by hiding it in cookies! These moist, lightly spiced cookies have just the right amount of chocolate and pack well in a lunch box. They were such a hit with my co-workers that I've often been asked to bring them in throughout the year! Whip up a batch for the kids for a fun holiday lunch box treat.


1 cup flour
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 cups brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup solid pack pumpkin
2 cups old fashioned oats
1 cup dark chocolate chips

Pre-heat your oven to 350 F.

With an electric mixer, cream the butter and brown sugar together until they make a grainy paste. Add the egg and vanilla, continuing to beat well. Stir in the pumpkin until well blended.

In a separate bowl, stir together the flour, cinnamon, salt, nutmeg, baking soda, and oats. Add to the pumpkin mixture and beat in on low until just combined.

Fold in the chocolate chips.

Drop by tablespoons onto parchment paper lined cookie sheets, leaving about 1 1/2 inch space between the cookies so they can spread. Bake in the middle of the oven for about 12-15 minutes, until they are just set on the top and golden brown. Cool on the pan for about a minute before transferring cookies to a rack.

Makes about 2 dozen.

Adapted From Best Recipes: Halloween Fun, Food and Crafts October 2010

She may go by the name Scatteredmom online, but Karen really is anything but scattered when it comes to the kitchen.  Churning out tasty treats within view of the Georgia Strait on Canada's west coast, Karen will hand you an organized weekly meal plan or teach you how to make meals from scratch.  As Mom to a teenage boy, she knows exactly what it takes to keep kids full and happy-which has really come in handy with her job as the Food Editor at Yummy Mummy Club.

A strong supporter of Food Revolution who has been endorsed by Jamie Oliver himself, by day Karen can be found working as a special education teaching assistant, running a kitchen and showing teenagers how to cook nutritious meals for themselves.  By night, when she's not chatting on Twitter and answering cooking questions,  she writes her popular blog Notes From the Cookie Jar, or posting mouthwatering recipes over at Chasing Tomatoes.  Not afraid to give her opinion and passionate about community, Karen spoke at Blissdom Canada 2010 and her writing has been published in Canadian Living magazine, as well as in various online publications. 

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