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Back in October when I started getting into a pumpkin-y mood, I was so excited to get some pumpkin and get to baking. To my dismay, twice I went the store and found they were sold out of pumpkin! So when I went back later, I stocked up on a stash of like 10 cans — just in case.

That means, it’s nearly March and I’ve got to use up these cans! I also had a bag of butterscotch chips that were waiting for a home. When I ran into these pumpkin-butterscotch cookies over at Joy’s place, I knew what I was making!

So my cookie pan could use some work but look how amazing those melty butterscotch chips are! Mmm!

So I knew I was making cookies in the evening — and I knew I was going to be home alone all night so I just decided to forgo dinner. I am reeaaallly bad at making desserts and not taste testing. Like a lot. I ended up eating about 8 cookies and they were pretty amazing. I put “cake” in the title because they had a cake density about them — not the normal crispy cookie density. I think it’s because there was no butter — just oil.

Just out of the oven, I dipped them in cold milk. I’m not normally a butterscotch person but something about these chips mixed with the pumpkin flavor and melty out of the oven was awesome. 

Pumpkin-Butterscotch Cookies

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup canola or corn oil
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup butterscotch chips

Position a rack in the middle of the oven . Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.  Line two baking sheets with parchment paper and butter the paper.

Stir the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon together in a medium bowl and set aside.  
In a large bowl, using an electric mixer on medium speed, beat the eggs and sugar until smooth and lightened in color, about 1 minute.  Stop the mixer and scrape the sides of the bowl as needed during mixing.  

On low speed, mix the oil, pumpkin, and vanilla until blended.  Mix in the flour mixture to incorporate it.  Mix in the chips.

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