There is just something about Thanksgiving.
The family, the history, the stories, the shopping, the parade, the naps…
<;– My mom's amazing dry-erase art from my family's visit last weekend! If you couldn't tell, that's me,the husband and a plate of cookies…
Oh yeah, and the FOOD!
This year, go beyond the pumpkin pie and turkey… not too far (let’s face it, grandpa won’t dig tofu or quinoa), but far enough to make people think you’re fancy.
It’s nice when people think you’re fancy. Particularly when it takes very little actual effort. Kind of like these cookies.
Most people have tasted those lovely, sweet, slightly spicy little cookies that are handed out on Delta flights – Biscoff. What you may not know is that you not only can find the cookies at your local grocery store, but you can also find Biscoff spread.
This creamy concoction tastes like pulverized cookies mixed with peanut butter – Totally dreamy, and full of possibilities. Put it on your oatmeal, toast, yogurt, apple slices or pancakes. OR, you could make these fluffy perfect-for-Thanksgiving little cookies.
From cookie, to spread, and back to cookie again. You’re just completing the circle of life.
Biscoff Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies
From this recipe – yet another great Pinterest find!
Makes 3 dozen cookies
- 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/8 teaspoon ground allspice
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup light brown sugar
- 1/2 cup pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling)
- 1/3 cup Biscoff Spread (or Trader Joe’s Cookie Spread)
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 cups old fashioned oats
- Optional Add-ins: Chocolate chips, pecans, dried cranberries…
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with a Silpat or parchment paper and set aside.
2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, allspice, and salt. Set aside.
3. In the bowl of a stand mixer, add the butter and sugars. Beat until creamy and smooth, about 3 minutes. Add the pumpkin and Biscoff spread and mix until combined. Add the egg and vanilla extract and beat until smooth.
4. Reduce the mixer speed to low and slowly add the dry ingredients, beating only until blended. Stir in the oats.
5. Form the cookie dough into rounded tablespoons and place them 2 inches apart on the baking sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until cookies are golden and just firm around the edges. Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes and then remove with a spatula onto a cooling rack.
Enjoy, and Happy Thanksgiving!