In case you didn't know, my parents are currently living with us. They had a remodeling project in the house that turned into a much larger scale than they originally planned so while they have no bathrooms available to them they're sleeping at our house.
They moved in last Thursday. It just so happened that Wednesday was my dad's last day of work ever! So, to celebrate I decided to make him his favorite cookies: oatmeal raisin.
Then I thought, I can throw some pumpkin in those bad boys (I basically think this about every recipe. My rule with everyone is that when it is fall they aren't allowed to stop me from doing it.) Pumpkin Oatmeal Raisin cookies it is then!
I set about to make them, but all the raisins we had were kind of dried and hard.
I know you just said, "Uh... Lindsey... they're raisins. They're SUPPOSED to be dried out!" Yes, but raisins should still be a little plump and sweet. These were not that.
I didn't feel like going out to buy more raisins. We have craisins in our pantry, but I don't really know how my dad feels about them, so I decided to do chocolate chips instead. That is how these pumpkin oatmeal chocolate chip cookies were born. He was still happy with the cookies.
I know you're probably thinking these pumpkin oatmeal chocolate chip cookies are likely similar to the pumpkin chocolate chip cookies I blogged about last week, but they're really not! It's a totally different taste! Still delicious. You can't go wrong with pumpkin and chocolate chips really. You just can't.
You could easily make this pumpkin oatmeal cookie recipe with raisins, or, to make it feel even MORE fall like, raisins and craisins! (Why do craisins feel like fall? Cranberry sauce at Thanksgiving I guess?)
Anyway, these pumpkin oatmeal chocolate chip cookies are delicious and my dad loved them.
You will love them too!