Saturday, 19 September 2015

Spiced pumpkin and oatmeal cookies

I can't believe its been more than a month since I last posted on here. I've been a little busy with university, placement and the endless assignments, whilst trying to savour the couple of weeks I had off for the summer. And in the midst of all this, exam season is slowly creeping up but at least there's some exciting news too. Autumn, my favourite season is nearly here! Can we please all just take a moment with me and be excited for cosy jumpers, early evenings, pumpkin spiced latte, knee high boots, candles, lipstick in all shades of plum, berry and crimson and fuzzy socks. Writing this is just making me feel all warm inside, seriously that's how much I can't wait, and especially when the clocks go back, those walks home back from uni are the best, earphones in, a coconut mocha in one hand and an umbrella in the other. Ahhhhh. So, to get you into the Autumn spirit try out my favourite cookies of all time; spiced pumpkin and oatmeal. They are seriously soft, moist and perfect with a mug of hot chocolate. The canned pumpkin in the recipe is from Americandy which you can buy if you live in Leicester, but if not then try Ocado or Waitrose.


  • 2 cups plain flour 
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp cinnamon powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup butter (at room temperature)
  • 2/3 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 medium egg
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 2 tsp vanilla essence/extract
  • 2 tsp gingerbread syrup (optional)
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 200℃ and line 2 baking trays with greaseproof paper. 
  2. In a bowl beat together the sugars and butter until light and fluffy. Next add the pumpkin, egg, vanilla and syrup. Beat everything well together.
  3. Sieve in the flour and add in oats, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Mix well. At this stage add in raisins if desired. 
  4. Drop spoonfuls onto the parchment and flatten slightly with the back of a fork. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.
  5. Transfer onto a wire rack to cool and dust with icing sugar.

Habeebah xxx