The colors of autumn can be so gorgeous: don’t you just love when the trees turn beautiful shades of orange, yellow, and red? I must admit that I miss seeing them…but I was lucky enough to get a glimpse of the changing seasons when I was in Michigan last week.
…and today we are celebrating one of the fun colors of fall: ORANGE! All of the recipes in today’s Sunday Supper are inspired by the color orange. When I was brainstorming what to make, I was immediately drawn to pumpkin as an ingredient. AND, one of my favorite cookie recipes ever happens to involve pumpkin. Score!
This recipe is really customizable, which is an aspect I really love. Today’s version happens to contain dark and white chocolate chips, coconut, and raisins. However, you can really get creative…compost cookie style. Justin loves to have chopped walnuts and craisins added into the batter. Oats are also delicious.
These pumpkin harvest cookies are cake-like in texture. They are pillowy soft and very moist! I normally love my cookies with a bit of crunch, but there is just something awesome about these soft baked treats that make me oh so excited. Make yourself a batch when you have a moment…and if you only want a few now, the dough freezes wonderfully, so you can save some for later (just saying…)! To be honest, I usually cut this recipe in half, because the full size makes an enormous amount of cookies!
Pumpkin Harvest Cookies
5 cups flour
1 tsp salt
2 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp baking soda
1.5 cups butter
2 cups firm packed brown sugar
1 cup sugar
1 can pumpkin (NOT pumpkin pie mix)
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup dark chocolate chips
1 cup white chocolate chips
1 cup shredded coconut
1/2 cup raisins
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2. In a bowl, combine flour, oats, salt, baking soda, and cinnamon. Set aside.
3. In another large bowl, cream softened butter with a mixer. Add brown and white sugars gradually until the butter mixture is fluffy. Then, add egg and vanilla and blend until mixed.
4. With the mixer still running, alternate adding scoops of pumpkin and dry ingredients. Mix well until incorporated, scraping the sides of the bowl occasionally.
5. Use a spatula/large spoon to stir in the chocolate chips, coconut, and raisins.
6. On a nonstick baking sheet, deposit rounded tablespoon sized drops of batter evenly on the tray (I use a 2 tsp scooper tool to easily scoop the cookies).
7. Bake cookies for 12-15 minutes, until fully cooked/set, with a small amount of browning around the bottom edges. Remove from the tray and allow to cool on a wire baking rack. Enjoy!
Are you a fan of pumpkin in the fall? What’s your favorite orange colored food to eat?
Annnnd, if you’re looking for some more amazing recipes inspired by the color orange, make sure to check out the rest of the Sunday Supper contributions! Enjoy!!!!
Sunrise (Breakfast and Brunch)
Paula from Vintage Kitchen Notes is bringing her Orange Ricotta Pancakes
Erin from Dinners Dishes and Desserts is baking up some Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins
Heather from Girlichef is bringing Pumpkin Doughnuts with Spiced Buttermilk Glaze
Nicole from Daily Dish Recipes is making Pumpkin Donut Puffs
Patti from Comfy Cuisine is bringing Classic Orange Marmalade
Sunithi from Sue’s Nutrition Buzz is making Spiced Pumpkin Ricotta Muffins with Craisins and Walnuts
Wendy from The Weekend Gourmet is cooking up some Pumpkin Maple Oatmeal
Jamie from Mama Mommy Mom is bringing Butternut Squash Butter
Chelsea from Chelsea’s Culinary Indulgence is bringing Pumpkin Spiced Donuts with Chai Icing
High Noon (Soups, Salads and Sandwiches)
Renee from Magnolia Days is serving up some Butternut Squash Soup
Beate from Galactopdx is bringing her Carrot Ginger Soup
Jen from Juanita’s Cocina is making some Curried Sweet Potato Salad With Cranberries and Pecans
Megan from I Run For Wine is making Skinny Roasted Butternut Squash and Italian Sausage Soup
Sarah from What Smells So Good is filling our bowls with some Spicy Sweet Potato and Coconut Soup
Alice from Hip Foodie Mom is coming with her Roasted Carrot and Red Quinoa Salad
Susan from The Wimpy Vegetarian is making Cider – Spiced Sweet Potato Soup
Tora from Tora’s Real Food is bringing Butternut Squash and Tomato Soup
Melanie from From Fast Food to Fresh Food is making Monty’s Pumpkin Soup
Lyn from The Lovely Pantry is bringing Roasted Pumpkin & Coconut Soup
Kim from Cravings of a Lunatic is whipping up some Mandarin Chicken Salad
Sunset (Dinner and Main Dishes)
Sarah from Crispy Bits & Burnt Ends is offering up some Pumpkin Ravioli
Shelia from Pippis In The Kitchen Again is serving her Roasted Squash and Ricotta with Honey
Pam from The Meltaways is making Spooky Stuffed Peppers
Patsy from Famfriendsfood is bringing her Carrot Souffle
Laura from Small Wallet Big Appetite is bringing Chicken and Sweet Potato Fritters
Mehereen from Chattering Kitchen is making Sichuan Orange Glazed Chicken with Toasted Sesame Seeds
Tammi from Momma’s Meals is making Hearty Pork Stew
Kristin from Kwistin’s Favorites is making Orange Chicken
Soni from Soni’s Food For Thought is cooking up some Rigatoni with Pumpkin Ricotta Sauce
Shelby from Diabetic Foodie is cooking up some Moroccan Vegetable Stew
Dara from Generation Y Foodie is bringing Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese
Brandie from Home Cooking Memories is sharing a DIY Baked Sweet Potato Bar
Amber from Mama’s Blissful Bites is bringing Rice and Fig Stuffed Mini Pumpkins
By The Bonfire (Sweets, Snacks and Sips)
Carla from Chocolate Moosey is making Pumpkin Tiramisu with Pumpkin Butter Caramel Sauce
Heather from Hezzi D’s Books and Cooks is offering up some Pumpkin Cake Truffles
Shelia from Cooking Underwriter is bringing Sweet Potato Bacon Beet Salsa
Anne from Webicurean is making some Drunken Pumpkin Bread
Karen from In The Kitchen With KP is making Oven Baked Sweet Potato Chips
Leslie La Cocina De Leslie is making Sweet Potato Atole
Seet Fei from My Trials in The Kitchen is bringing Sweet Potatoes Mini Balls
Tara from Noshing With The Nolands is bringing Oranges En Suprise
Susan from The Girl in The Red Kitchen is making Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Scone with Pumpkin Glaze
Conni from Mrs. Mama Hen is making Orange Glazed Poundcake
Isabel from Family Foodie is baking up Moist Pumpkin Bread
Cindy from Cindy’s Recipes and Writings is baking up a Vegan Pumpkin Orange Cake
Brenda from Meal Planning Magic is whipping up some Creamy Pumpkin Dip
Laura from Family Spice is making some Unprocessed and Gluten Free Pumpkin Bread
Kathya from Basic and Delicious is baking up Butternut Squash and Carrot Bread
Liz from That Skinny Chick Can Bake is serving up Pumpkin Roll with Cream Cheese Filling
Stephanie from The Cookie A Day Challenge is whipping up some Pumpkin Ice Cream Sandwiches
Katie from She Like Ruffles, He Likes Truffles is bringing Pumpkin Harvest Cookies
Nancy from Gotta Get Baked is baking up some Orange Macadamia Dark Chocolate Cookies
Angie from Big Bear’s Wife is bringing Orange Soda Pumpkin Patch Cupcakes
Katy from Happy Baking Days is bringing Carrot Cake with Orange Glaze
Sandra from Midlife Road Trip is bringing Orange ya glad it’s fall! Hungarian Apricot/Walnut pastries