The Cookie Monster.

Hey there amigos, I hope the end of the week is treating you well! I'm certainly ready for the weekend! 

A few weeks ago I was feeling extra Martha Stewart and decided to make some fall-ish cookies. I studied a couple of recipes and decided I was feeling reckless and combined a few to make some delicious confections. They were quite a hit. 

And now I give you: 

Pumpkin Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies. 

I know. It's a mouthful to say, but they're worth it. 

pumpkin oatmeal chocolate chip walnut cookies

What you NEED:

(this recipe makes about 2 dozen cookies)

An oven preheated to 350

2.5 c. flour

1.5 c. quick oats

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp salt

1/2 tsp. ground ginger

2  tsp. cinnamon

1/2 tsp. nutmeg

1 c. softened butter ( I know I know)

1 1/3 c. brown sugar

2/3 c. sugar

1 egg

1 TB vanilla extract

1 1/4 c. pumpkin puree (not the pie mix, just straight up pumpkin)

1 bag of chocolate chips

1.5 cups chopped nuts of your choice, I used walnuts because I love them

What you DO:

Now that your oven is pre-heating, mix together the baking soda, flour, oats, salt, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg and let it sit. 

In a separate bowl, or in a mixer, throw in your softened butter, and slowly mix in the egg, brown sugar, granulated sugar, vanilla and pumpkin. 

Once your wet mixture is smooth, start slowly mixing in your dry ingredients, once that it well incorporated, add your chocolate chips and walnuts, and let the batter sit for about 5 minutes so everything mingles. 

Scoop out 2" balls of dough and spread evenly on your cookie sheet (parchment paper, foil, whatever your heart desires) and then bake for about 12-14 minutes. 

Presto. Delicious cakey warm winter time cookies. 

Bon Apetit!

I'll be back next week with a new restaurant review, some fun photos and more recipes to keep you warm and toasty!