Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies

Recipe by:  www.motherthyme.com

Makes 4 ½ dozen

Ingredients

3 cups rolled oats

2 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon cinnamon

½ teaspoon ground cloves

½ teaspoon salt

1 cup butter, softened

1 cup light brown sugar

½ cup white sugar

1 large egg

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 cup pumpkin puree

1 cup dried cranberries

Directions

Preheat oven at 350 degrees.

In a medium bowl combine rolled oats, flour, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves and salt and set aside.

Using an electric mixer combine butter and sugars and cream together until light and fluffly.  Add in eggs, followed by vanilla and pumpkin.  Mix in flour mixture until combined then stir in cranberries.  Drop tablespoon size spoonfuls onto baking sheets.  

Bake for 10-12 minutes in a preheated oven.  Cool for a few minutes on baking sheet before transferring to wire racks to cool completely.  

Variations & Notes-

Add in walnuts.

For a firmer cookie, bake longer.