Spiced Pumpkin Raisin Cookies

End your day on a sweet note with these antioxidant-rich treats from Dr. Oz’s Healthy Pumpkin Bake-Off!

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp fine salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground allspice
  • 3/4 cup raw sugar
  • 1/2 cup canned pumpkin puree
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • dash of flaxseed

Directions

Position a rack in the center of the oven and preheat to 350°F. Line 2 heavy large baking sheets with parchment paper.

In a medium bowl, combine the flour, oats, cinnamon, baking soda, salt and allspice. Stir to blend well. In a large bowl, combine the sugar, pumpkin puree, oil, syrup and vanilla; whisk to blend. Using a flexible rubber spatula, gradually stir the dry ingredients into the pumpkin mixture. Stir in the raisins.

For each cookie, drop 1 generous tablespoon of batter onto the prepared baking sheet, spacing the mounds about 1 inch apart (or use a mini ice cream scoop). Using moistened fingertips, flatten each to a 2-inch-diameter round. Sprinkle each cookie with a bit more raw sugar.

Bake the cookies until brown and a bit firm to the touch, 17 to 20 minutes. Using a metal spatula, transfer the cookies to a rack and cool completely.