*This post is definitely sponsored by The Quaker Oats Company. But all honesty and ramblings are totally my own. We coo?*
Are we over pumpkin yet? I’m going to pretend the answer is never.
Because you knooooow you’ve had that lone ranger can of pumpkin puree in your pantry since Watergate. And you knoooooow you’ve been like, “What do I do with this pumpkin puree in my pantry that I’ve had since Watergate? What, Bev? WHAT?”
Look. You don’t have to yell at me.
But I’m in a good mood, so I’ll help you.
WITH A CREAM CHEESE GLAZE. (all caps clearly necessary.)
Cookies are a mighty delicate subject, you know. Some like them thin and crispy. Others like them cake-y and dense. Some like them waify and airy. Others like them chewy and gutsy. Some like them fruity and spicy. Others like them with queso and cilantro.
Wait, what was I talking about?
Growing up, my Grandmother always made minced meat cookies around the holidays. And I was obviously always the doof all, “IS THIS GROUND BEEF?” Hahahahah! I’m kidding.
About the beef joke. Not the cookies.
So as our littles start creeping up and settling more into toddlerhood, I find myself continually wondering, “What will OUR traditions be? Will I become a true-factual baker, based on their unruly demands? Will we bond over the mixing and spreading and baking of all said baked goodies? Will they be terrified of Santa? Will they run screaming from the elves and the reindeer?? Will they be terrified of me???”
I’ll . . . call my therapist.
So to kick off a holiday tradition, I made you (them and myself) cookies! Filled with Quaker’s Old Fashioned Oats, pumpkin, a little bit of brown sugar, and spice, and everything nice. They’re not overly sweet, which I prefer. They’re also slightly on the cake-y side, which I happen to dig! They’re also super chewy, which I mean, come on. So good.
But that cream cheese GLAZE, yo. To freaking freak your freak over.
Super simple. Cream cheese, powdered sugar, vanilla or pumpkin extract, and a wee bit of milk. And half of your face because you will straight drizzle it all over yourself and not even remotely care.
Get yo’ self in some cookies!
Save me some glaze.