The addition of pumpkin puree to a classic recipe for oatmeal raisin cookies turns them into a delicious fall treat with has just the right amount of sweetness and spice.
We’re partial to golden raisins and used them in this recipe, but regardless of what type of raisin you use, we recommend plumping them up a bit before adding them to the cookie dough.
To do this, simply place them in a small bowl, cover with boiling water and let them steep for 10 to 15 minutes. If you’re not planning to serve these cookies to children, you may want to heat up some liquor and use that in place of the water. Rum, bourbon and brandy are all good choices, but our personal favorite is spiced rum.