Treat Yourself: Pumpkin Spice No-Bakes
Okay, so September is technically fall, right? Let’s face it -- pumpkin things are amazing and with summer dwindling with the daylight, it’s time for the most delicious time of the year!
Get excited…these are seriously amazing! I will say they aren’t a “healthy” cookie and I’d like to explore eventually how to make these with genuine pumpkin -- but hey, if you love no bakes, this is a nice fall cookie… and it will have people asking you constantly for the recipe! The best thing about them is how very easy they are. I originally stumbled upon this recipe from here! I basically followed the recipe but added a few things.
The recipe is as follows.
Pumpkin Spice No Bake Cookies!
1 & 1/2 cup of white sugar (this will help the cookie set)
1/2 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup butter (1 & 1/2 regular sticks- I buy half sticks  makes it nice for baking)
2/3 cup milk
1 box pumpkin spice pudding mix (I have to admit I bought 5 boxes of this as soon as I saw it at the store, last year I couldn’t find it! If you can’t find it you can sub vanilla pudding mix and add 1 tbsp pumpkin spice)
3 & 1/2 cups oatmeal (quick) – I will say I used regular because that’s what I had, quick would definitely be softer but it’s not a make-or-break-it thing.
1 tsp pumpkin spice
1 tsp vanilla
(Also I added 1/2 tsp cinnamon, & 1 cup Toll House chocolate chips with caramel filling to half of the batch)
In a saucepan mix 3/4 cup butter, 2/3 cup milk with 1 & 1/2 cup white sugar AND 1/2 cup brown sugar.
Bring this to a boil, boil for 2 minutes- It’ll be bubbly- Remove from heat.
Add a box of pudding mix- mix completely.
Then add 3 & 1/2 cup oats, 1 tsp pumpkin spice, 1/2 tsp cinnamon, and 1 tsp vanilla.
Let stand for 5 minutes. Spoon onto wax paper.
Let completely cool (they will set.)
Store in airtight container.
If wanting to add the chocolate chips add in when adding oats. The chocolate will melt a bit, but it’s delicious!
The ones I made with the chocolate chips actually set faster.
Serving size: It made about 30 cookies for me!
See more cute recipes from Jess at her blog, Just Jess!