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56 minutes ago, NebulousMissy said:

 

No idea. I haven't had her cookies in several years now but there's a distinct something missing...

 

Maybe cloves? Dunno.

 

Maybe.  There usually is some clove in pumpkin spice though.  Curious. 

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I make mine with a half can of pumpkin (no pie spice! NO! Bad pie spice! Bad!) and half a bag of choc chips, and half a cup of chopped pecans.  They get the same reaction from people who try them.  And it's getting to be about that time of year...

 

 

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22 minutes ago, Inarah said:

I make mine with a half can of pumpkin (no pie spice! NO! Bad pie spice! Bad!) and half a bag of choc chips, and half a cup of chopped pecans.  They get the same reaction from people who try them.  And it's getting to be about that time of year...

 

 

 

Ooh... that means Andi can't have them, but.. I might try one, if the opportunity presents. ^^;

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19 hours ago, NebulousMissy said:

I'm writing these down to quantify the recipe. These cookies gave some co-workers religious experiences. I've been offered money to make these cookies for people and I'm still not sure why. They're a weaker version of the cookies my mother makes and she still won't tell me the technical details of her recipe. So instead I recreated her recipe from memory and from what I had lying around; I was not entirely successful. Still, here it is.

 

Spiced Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

 

1 1/4 cup flour (err on less, yes, I said less)

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp cinnamon (don't be afraid to add more)

1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice (maybe a dash more 'to be sure')

bit of salt (maybe 1/4 to 1/2 tsp)

stir together, set aside

 

2 sticks (half a pound) butter

3/4 cup brown sugar (err on more, it has flavor)

1/2 cup ordinary sugar (err on less, it's just sweet and that's boring)

2 eggs

1 tsp vanilla (or a pour of 'enough')

stir together until well combined

 

add flour mixture

stir

 

add

3 cups uncooked oats

half to 3/4 a standard bag of chocolate chips (semisweet)

stir

 

spoon wads onto cookie sheet

bake 10 or so minutes at 350F

 

Now, this appears to be the important part. Once they're cool but not too cool put them in a seal-able container and close the lid. Leave them there for a day. They stay soft that way while getting stale enough to stay together as coherent cookies.

 

Watch people go speechless and stare at cookies like they hold the secrets of the universe.

Interesting.  This is the recipe for oatmeal butterscotch cookies with a change of morsels and the addition of pumpkin pie spice.  If you add 2 minutes to the cooking time, they actually get crisp and a little caramelized at the bottoms, which is my preference.(really not a fan of soft cookies, that's cakes' job).

 

you can make another interesting variant by substituting  a teaspoon of lemon zest and a teaspoon of lemon extract for the cinnamon.  It perks up the flavor of the cookie and gives it a bit of a Persian flair.   

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