So, a precedent has been set. Originally, I did not intend to make a special treat to go with every tea time on Thursdays, but now I wonder – why not? It gives me an excuse to bake, try new recipes, and enjoy yummy food! (Ok, so perhaps my figure may oppose all this yumminess, but I’m just going to go with it! :)) Today during tea time, the girls asked if “Miss Savannah” could join them. Sometimes I throw on a little southern accent and teach as Miss Savannah, and the girls LOVE it. Turns out Sierra loves it, too. At first, she was a little confused. But, it didn’t take her long to catch-on, and then she kept asking for Miss Savannah long after the tea party was over!
On today’s menu: apple cider for Sierra, Chamomile for Allison, Chai for Natalie, and pumpkin spice coffee for me. The cookies were a pumpkin oatmeal chocolate chip cookie, and they were awesome! The recipe has you brown butter — never done that before, but it adds such a wonderful flavor! It came from Bakers Royale. These were a huge hit with me. (As are most pumpkin items) Here is the recipe:
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies
Makes 48 11/2 inch cookies | Preparation: Heat oven to 350 degrees and line bake sheet with parchment paper.
- 1 ¼ cup old fashion oats (I used all old fashion oats)
- ½ cup quick oats
- ¾ cup flour
- ½ cup unsalted butter, browned
- ½ cup sugar
- ½ cup brown sugar
- 1 cup pumpkin puree
- ¾ teaspoon cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
- 1 egg
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ¾ cup mini chocolate chips (I used regular, and skipped the other 2 because I didn’t have them)
- ¾ cup almonds, toasted
- ½ toffee bits
- Add old fashion oats, quick oats and flour into a bowl and mix to combine; set aside.
- Place butter in a skillet over medium heat and cook until butter starts to turn brown and is nutty in aroma. (To minimize the foaming, whisk continuously). Set aside.
- Add sugar, brown sugar, pumpkin puree, cinnamon, nutmeg and egg into a bowl and mix to combine. Add in cooled browned butter and mix to combine. Add in baking soda and mix to combine. Then fold in flour and oat mixture until combined.
- Bake cookies at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes. (I did about 13 – 14 minutes)