Sunday, October 21, 2012

Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies & Hurley Update...

Today we have a Hurley Update AND Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies, no Sugar added...
First the UPDATE...
Hopefully you saw the post last week on Dad...So far so good! He has Chemo this coming Wednesday and his follow-up shot Thursday morning.
For the first time in several months Dad has been having some Arthritis pain, more than likely the RA is acting up!!! So we are waiting for an appt. with the RA Dr. Hopefully we will be able to get in soon. Dad will go back on one drug for RA and he is taking extra strength Tylenol every 4 hours and the PM Tylenol at night.
Hopefully this will resolve soon. We want to explore different drugs this time around. **The RA drugs are very heavy duty and can (& may have) cause the cancer. We will keep you posted as things progress.
So...on to the cookies...
And YES, I made SUGAR FREE for DAD!
 From Front to Back...
1.Pumpkin Oatmeal with Pumpkin Butter Icing
2. Pumpkin Oatmeal drizzled with dark chocolate
3. Pumpkin Oatmeal with Brown Sugar cheesecake icing
 Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies
1 1/2 cups or 3 cubes of softened butter
2 cups brown sugar (I used Splenda Brown sugar/ use only 1 cup)
1 cup sugar (I used Stevia)
1/4 cup of brewed coffee
15 ounces, approximately 2 cups, of canned pumpkin
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
Blend together well, then add...
1 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice
4 cups flour...*I used whole wheat flour
2 cups old fashion oats
2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
Mix well then fold in Pecans & chocolate
**OMIT Chocolate if making SUGAR FREE COOKIES
Add in ...
Roasted Pecans, 2 cups chopped
To roast pecans, add a scant of olive oil to a fry pan, add pecans and salt as desired.
When done, let cool, then chop.
Bake at 375 degrees for 10-12 minutes

 Roasted nuts, cooled and chopped. Mix all wet ingredients. The picture to the left is coffee being added. Next I add the oatmeal.

 Once everything is blended (except the chocolate), I divide into 2 bowls.

 If making Sugar free cookies do not add the chocolate. If you want NO Sugar Added Cookies, add the chocolate chunks now. You may use regular sugars if you wish, follow recipe above.

 These cookies were drizzled with melted dark chocolate.

The cookie on the left has Brown Sugar Cream Cheese butter Icing.
The cookie on the right has Pumpkin Cream Cheese Butter Icing.
Butter Icing/Spreads Below:
1 package of Cream cheese, softened
2 cubes of butter, softened
1 teaspoon of pure vanilla
2 tablespoons of brown sugar (or 1 tablespoon of Brown Sugar Splenda)
Blend well and divide equally into 2 bowls
In one bowl add 2 tablespoons of canned pumpkin
season with a heavy dash of pumpkin pie spice
Mix well and store in the refrigerator. 
May be used for sandwiches, cookies, crackers, cakes & breads. 
 These cookies had about a dozen taste testers and they gave them a hearty thumbs up!


Susan @ Real Girl Designs said...

{{{hugs}}} to you and your dad - I hope his chemo. goes smoothly this week!

NeeCee said...

Thank you so much....you are a sweetheart......NeeCee

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