I loosely followed a recipe from the Quaker Oats website for these cookies. I say loosely, because I’m an idiot. Lol! I thought my batter seemed a bit too moist so I checked the ingredients list again. Sure enough it called for one cup of pumpkin, not one can. Oops!
I just added a bit more oats, flour and sugar. I had already deviated from the recipe by adding nutmeg and allspice too. 😉
I know baking is sort of a science, and the ingredients really matter so we’ll see how they turn out in a few minutes when the first batch comes out of the oven.
Ok, so I may have made the first cookies a bit too big. They were browned nicely on the bottom, but since they are so thick a tad too moist. They are bit gummy and cake like.
I think the flavor is good. I LOVE pumpkin pie, but the rest of my family could take it or leave it. 😉 If they really hate these, I will have to freeze them. I never freeze baked goods though, so I wonder what they’ll be like thawed. Hopefully my family thinks they’re edible and I won’t have to find out.
I’m making the next batch smaller, and just watching them closer so they don’t burn.
They are smaller, but a bit darker. 😒 I think they will be just as cake like as the first batch too. Oh well, not every recipe will be a winner. (Especially when the recipe isn’t followed exactly.)
I offered the 2 year old a cookie, and he wanted one until he saw it. He called it yuck! It’s official, the 11 year old doesn’t like them either. 😛