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Celestial Oatmeal-Pumpkin Cookies

Celestial Oatmeal-Pumpkin Cookies
Makes:
42 cookies
Prep Time:
20
minutes
Total Time:
33
minutes
based on
26 reviews
These Celestial Oatmeal-Pumpkin Cookies are divine and have a wonderful glaze that gives them extra class.

In this recipe:


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Ingredients:

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) 70% vegetable oil spread
  • 1 cup LIBBY'S® 100% Pure Pumpkin
  • 2 large egg whites OR 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange peel
  • 2 cups Quaker® Oats (quick or old fashioned, uncooked)
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice or ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup pitted prunes, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon orange juice

Directions:

PREHEAT oven to 350º F. Lightly spray baking sheets with cooking spray.

FOR COOKIES:
BEAT
sugar and vegetable oil spread in large bowl with electric mixer until well blended. Add pumpkin, egg whites and orange peel; beat well. (Mixture will look curdled.) Add combined oats, flour, pumpkin pie spice, baking soda and salt; mix well. Stir in prunes and walnuts. Drop dough by rounded measuring tablespoonfuls about 2 inches apart on baking sheets.

BAKE for 11 to 13 minutes or until lightly browned. (Do not overbake). Cool on baking sheets for 1 minute; remove to wire racks to cool completely.

FOR GLAZE:
COMBINE
powdered sugar and orange juice in small bowl; mix well. Drizzle glaze over cooled cookies. Let stand until glaze sets. Store tightly covered.


Reviews:

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  •  Star(s)

    Fall Favorites

    Kathy Green from South Daytona/Fl

    I have been looking for a cookie recipe that was using fall type ingredients. This is perfect for Thanksgiving-time.

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    Great Mix and Match

    S. Schroder from WAYZATA, MN

    These cookies turned out great! And the recipe is not fussy either. I substituted grated carrots for 1/2 the pumpkin (didn't have quite enough pumpkin left in the kitchen) and chopped dates for the raisins. The recipe still worked out just fine. The orange zest adds a really nice flavor to an otherwise standard cookie.

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    Celestial Oatmeal Cookies

    Libby Hoggatt from SAN FRANCISCO, CA

    I substituted the apple sauce for half of the butter. Mine were very moist as a batter: so I added a little more flour. I also added some orange zest to the icing. These were so yummy that I shared a plate with my neighbors! I will make them again! I left out the prunes. I even added some fresh dates to the end of the cookie dough and they were very good too.

  •  Star(s)

    Not to sweet and healthy!

    Renee Leonard from Bellevue, NE

    These weren't to bad and my kids loved them. I used raisins and plan on using Craisins as well.

  •  Star(s)

    easy and unusual

    Tori Dollar from WAXAHACHIE, TX

    i took these to a sleep-over and everyone liked them. the glaze was really good and helped a lot with the taste. i left out the prunes and added more nuts.

  •  Star(s)

    Another Healthy Addition to My Recipe Box

    ellen ward from HURLEYVILLE, NY

    I've made this recipe several times & my family has loved it. My husband requested that I make it for a health fair for his employer. I made the substitution of adding 1/2 cup applesauce & therefore cutting the margarine in half. They come out terrific each time. I also omit the salt.

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    Simple and tastes great

    Lei Hatcher from Honolulu, HI

    This was a healthy recipe! My husband wanted me to add prunes into a recipe for the longest time and voila! My two children (5 and 2) helped me bake them for daddy (while they both ate three cookies each after baking). Now we're just waiting for daddy to come home and enjoy them before they disappear! Also, even without the glaze they taste wonderful.

  •  Star(s)

    My 2 favorite things

    Michelle Drew from Heber, UT

    I tried these because it combined oatmeal and pumkin, which I both love. I was surprised how good it tasted with the glaze. I used craisins instead of the prunes and added a 1/2 cup of chocolate chips.

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    Celestial Oatmeal Cookies

    Alice Keeney from STRONGSVILLE, OH

    These are delicious cookies and I wouldn't have thought to include prunes in cookies. The entire batch disappeared in two days.

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    Very Tasty!

    Leigh Ann Harr from PITTSBURGH, PA

    I decided to make these cookies when I came across a lone can of Libby's Pumpkin in with my canned goods. I did modify the recipe a bit as well. In place of the grated orange peel I used a splash of orange juice. In place of prunes I used rasins. These came out larger than I expected but were great! They turned out soft and chewy. These disappeared so fast, I wasn't even able to put the glaze on! Next time I think I'll try the mini chocolate chips too.

  •  Star(s)

    Celestial Oatmeal cookies

    L Jang from SAN MATEO, CA

    These reminded me of the holidays. The pumpkin and pumkin pie spice made the cookie very different but a little on the sweet side. The teachers at school really enjoyed them.

  •  Star(s)

    A Bit of Heaven

    Michelle Otto from Saratoga, CA

    I made these cookies for my husband, and he just loved them. He said that they were very moist, and that the frosting was delicious. They are also a great way to use pumpkin that you may have in your pantry.

  •  Star(s)

    Oatmeal done right!

    Cyndy B Wilber from Ravena, NY

    We love any kind of oatmeal cookie. This was made even better by the orange icing!

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    cookies for coffee hour after church

    Lois Foster from BEAVERTON, OR

    We liked these cookies moist. some of my friends said the cookies were a little sweeter than they are used to. The kids and parents liked the health idea of pumpkin and rolled oats in a cookie.

  •  Star(s)

    Great and Heart Healthy

    Patti Harris from Edwardsburg, MI

    These came out soft, spicy and delicious. Instead of the spread I used 2 Tbsp melted butter and 6 Tbsp canola oil. The Orange Glaze is great on them.The flavor is even better the 2nd day. These are very heart healthy with all the oats and using egg whites instead of the whole egg.

  •  Star(s)

    Pumpkin Oatmeal cookies

    Marjorie Lustick from Mount Vernon, WA

    My family is crazy for pumpkin. They love spicy things also. Needless to say these cookies are just right for all my kids. (grown kids that is) But I had them on hand for a family dinner and they and their children loved them! They are delicious

  •  Star(s)

    Yummy!!!

    Joan Taruffi from Scarborough, ON, ON

    I tried these cookies this year to add to my Christmas Cookie List and they were a big hit. I will definitely make them again and not just for the holidays.

  •  Star(s)

    Truly heavenly

    Melinda Einan from Wrightstown, WI

    The kids could not eat them fast enough. It was one recipe where I made them one day and by the end of the next they were gone.

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    Celestial Oatmeal Cookies

    Marilyn Mitchell from Talent, OR

    These cookies are very adaptable. I have made them with chocolate morsels, with dried apricots, with dried cranberries, and of course, with raisins. Everyone loves them. They freeze well. Another to add to my Christmas goody giveaway. I make approximately 100 dozen cookies for the holidays, and this is one of them.

  •  Star(s)

    Celestrial Oatmeal Cookie

    T Lindo from Tehama, CA

    I made three batches of the receipe. After the first batch with prunes; replaced this ingredient with cranberries, and then chocolate chips. Of the three, my favorite is the prunes followed by the chocolate chips. The final key to the taste is the topping. It adds so much to the cookie.

  •  Star(s)

    Decent

    Aja Nealley from Glen Ridge, NJ

    I changed the recipe a tad. I used butter instead of vegetable oil spread and raisins instead of prunes. They came out decent. I've had better oatmeal cookies. They tasted kind of like a low or reduced fat oatmeal cookie and I suppose they are a bit reduced in fat. I will still continue to look for a pumpkin oatmeal cookie recipe. I also made this with mini chocolate chips w/o raisins. I liked those better.

  •  Star(s)

    the best pumpkin cookie i have tasted

    brenda mathes-bowden from bullhead city, AZ

    not too time consuming but very worthwhile--love it

  •  Star(s)

    yum

    Jenna Zulawski from Deptford, NJ

    They made me smile when I ate them!

  •  Star(s)

    awesome

    Yoshica Poindexter from Anchorage, AK

    These are my new favorite cookie. There goes my diet. I can't wait to share them with everybody over the holidays.

  •  Star(s)

    Yummy and Healthy

    Sara L from Va. Beach, VA

    Always looking for recipes that include oatmeal since it is so good for a heart healthy diet. Nice change from the usual oatmeal cookies.

  •  Star(s)

    Great Bosses day treat

    Lin Schwass from Anchorage, AK

    Made these yummy cookies for a Bosses day treat for my 4 bosses. They all loved it. Used butter instead of the vetetable oil spread and cranberries instead of prunes because didn't have those ingredients. Really GREAT!!!

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/42 of recipe

Servings Per Recipe: 42 

    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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    Celestial Oatmeal-Pumpkin Cookies

    Ingredients

    • 1 cup granulated sugar
    • 1/2 cup (1 stick) 70% vegetable oil spread
    • 1 cup LIBBY'S® 100% Pure Pumpkin
    • 2 large egg whites OR 1 large egg
    • 1 teaspoon grated orange peel
    • 2 cups Quaker® Oats (quick or old fashioned, uncooked)
    • 1 cup all-purpose flour
    • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice or ground cinnamon
    • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 cup pitted prunes, finely chopped
    • 1/4 cup finely chopped walnuts
    • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
    • 1 tablespoon orange juice

     

    Directions

    PREHEAT oven to 350º F. Lightly spray baking sheets with cooking spray.

    FOR COOKIES:
    BEAT
    sugar and vegetable oil spread in large bowl with electric mixer until well blended. Add pumpkin, egg whites and orange peel; beat well. (Mixture will look curdled.) Add combined oats, flour, pumpkin pie spice, baking soda and salt; mix well. Stir in prunes and walnuts. Drop dough by rounded measuring tablespoonfuls about 2 inches apart on baking sheets.

    BAKE for 11 to 13 minutes or until lightly browned. (Do not overbake). Cool on baking sheets for 1 minute; remove to wire racks to cool completely.

    FOR GLAZE:
    COMBINE
    powdered sugar and orange juice in small bowl; mix well. Drizzle glaze over cooled cookies. Let stand until glaze sets. Store tightly covered.

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