Another week of meals, plus I have a fabulous cookie recipe down below! We're out of town all next weekend for a wedding, so just 4 meals is all we need this week. None are new, these are all tried and true favorites!
This week I was in charge of bringing snacks to community group at church. I knew right away what I wanted to make. I had seen this recipe on foodgawker a few weeks ago and saved it. I was happy to have a reason to make these...Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies!
Now, I'll admit I was nervous because there's been a lot of talk on many food blogs about how there is a major pumpkin shortage this year. With that being said, when I went to the grocery store to buy the ingredients I needed for these cookies, I also brought along a list of back up ingredients for a different kind of cookie just in case there was no pumpkin in stock. Turns out I didn't need to do that. There was plenty of pumpkin...well until I got my hands on it! I left behind 2 cans on the shelf. I wanted to stock up! We have so many fall recipes that call for pumpkin, and I wanted to make sure we'd have enough. Does this look like enough?
Yeah....we're pretty well stocked in the pumpkin department!
Anywho...back to the cookies, these little guys were a piece of cake and so delicious. A big hit among the adults and kids at community group. I think they'd be delicious if I threw some walnuts in, but we have a family in the community group that has a child with severe nut allergies. Couldn't add them in this time!
Look at all that delicious pumpkin, just waiting to be transformed into cookies...
I like to add some extra chocolate chips and craisins (I used dried cranberries instead of dried cherries) to the top of each cookie, your finished product looks nicer if you do this.
And the finished product...and again, I must remind you that they are so perfect and wonderful for fall!