Tuesday, September 22, 2009

celebrate!

Today is the first day of FALL!
Despite the torrential rainfall and warm temps...
i celebrated the start of my favorite season.

and here's how....

1. hot apple spice @ Starbucks
2. my "mulled cider" candle burned as I "fall" cleaned.
3. I made homemade cinnamon bread and topped it off with pumpkin butter
3. We baked Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies-delicious!

Here's the recipe. I highly recommend them!

2 cups flour
1 1/3 cups rolled oats
1 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

1 2/3 cups sugar
2/3 cup canola oil
2 tablespoons molasses [or maple syrup or brown sugar]
1 cup canned pumpkin or cooked pureed pumpkin
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon ground flax seed

1 cup walnuts, finely chopped
1/2 cup chocolate chunks [or chocolate chips or raisins]

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350.
Mix together flour, oats, baking soda, salt and spices.
In a separate bowl, mix together sugar, oil, molasses, pumpkin and vanilla and flax seeds until very well combined. Add dry ingredients-folding to combine. Fold in walnuts and chocolate.

Drop by tablespoons onto greased cookie sheets. They don't spread very much so they can be placed only an inch apart. Flatten the tops of the cookies with a fork or fingers-to press into cookie shape. Bake for 16 minutes at 350.

Enjoy!

Hope all is well.
Much love from the soaked south.

em

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

MMM, I tell you what - those sure look tasty...you know i think those would be a great treat to have in about a month on a deck in the mountains on a cool crisp night...anyway - just a thought. Tell Jim he is now resonsible to bring two things.

john & kristin. said...

I love how excited we get about fall...I will have to try this recipe...thanks! We want to help you move!