Great Pumpkin Cookie

Great Pumpkin CookiesEvery year I make a bunch of small cookies to hand out at Shaun Myrick Design — my design studio — for Halloween along with candy. I like to share the homemade treats along with the store bought candy. I think parents feel safer taking homemade treats from a business than say trick or treating in a neighborhood. This year’s cookie is sure to be a hit. My Great Pumpkin Cookie is super delicious and perfect for this time of year. You can bet the Great Pumpkin will visit for sure, knowing that you have made these cookies. And what goes together better than pumpkins and spice (and some good wine)?

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Great Pumpkin Cookie
Yields 30
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Ingredients
  1. 2 sticks of unsalted butter
  2. 1 cup pumpkin purée
  3. 2 egg yolks
  4. 1 cup sugar
  5. ½ cup brown sugar
  6. 3 teaspoons vanilla
  7. 2 ½ cups flour
  8. 2 cups old-fashioned oats **
  9. 4 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  10. 1 teaspoon baking soda
  11. ½ teaspoons kosher salt
  12. 2 cups butterscotch chips
  13. 1 cup semi sweet dark chocolate chips
Optional
  1. 1 cup pepitas, toasted
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. If using pepitas start by toasting the pepitas on a baking sheet in oven for about 10 minutes, until lightly toasted.
  3. In a pan over medium heat, melt the butter until it fully melts, bubbles and then starts to brown. Remove from the heat once you have a nice toasted butter. Let cool slightly.
  4. Mix pumpkin, egg yolks, sugars and vanilla together in a bowl. Whisk in the brown butter and continue whisking until smooth.
  5. In a second bowl, combine the flour, pumpkin pie spice, baking soda and salt together. Gradually add this dry mixture to the wet pumpkin mixture stir just until combined.
  6. Add in the oats, chips and pepitas, then stir to combine.
  7. Chill dough for at least 1 hour in the fridge.
  8. Scoop into desirable size of cookies onto parchment lined baking sheets and bake for 12-14 minutes until just set. Cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes and then transfer to a cooling rack. Cookies will harden up as they cool.
Notes
  1. This recipe will make approximately 30 normal size cookies or 60 small bite size cookies, perfect for a Halloween party!
  2. **You can use quick cooking oats if thats what you have, they will give a more cake like quality to the cookies.
Shaun Myrick http://www.shaunmyrick.com/

Pairing:

A great late harvest Reisling (try Airfield’s LHR) would go great with these cookies or try my Classic Manhattan. Yum!

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