Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies

A few weeks ago was the September BMQG meeting. Since I had the shortest ride to get there of all the members, I thought it was only fair to make cookies. (I can think of lots and lots of crazy rationals to make cookies – found a whole extra stash of clean socks; only sneezed twice today; my favorite sweatshirt is clean – you get the point)

Everyone loved the cookies, but I started to feel a little guilty. The truth is – they were from a boxed mix! And how do you tell someone who thinks you worked hard that you “cheated”? I did talk with the guilty voice; I did doctor the mix considerably (there were measuring spoons involved!). But the guilty voice is still nagging. So what’s a girl to do? Post the recipe – then everyone can cheat and make delicious cookies quickly. And maybe someone will share…..

So, here is a picture of the mix:

Pumpkin Cookie Mix

It’s Pillsbury Perfectly Pumpkin cookies. Now I’ve tried this mix on its own – a little bland, but a perfectly okay cookie. I just don’t like okay cookies, so I add things, delicious things. Cinnamon chips, more spices, oatmeal. Got throw every ounce of fall in while we can, right?

So here’s the modified recipe:

1 box Pillsbury Perfectly Pumpkin Cookies
2 eggs
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon Penzey’s baking spice (pumpkin pie spice would work, but Penzey’s has mace in it, which is delicious)
1 bag cinnamon chips
2 cups quick cook oatmeal

(totally forgot to mention – use the softened stick of butter listed on the box!!!!!)

Mix it all together. Then bake at 350F, not 375F like the box says. That hot will burn the cinnamon chips. It took about 15 minutes for a batch, but definitly keep an eye on them. If only so no one tries to steal them…



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