Saturday, September 12, 2015

Kids and a Mom in the Kitchen #123: Pumpkin Spice No Bake Cookies

Time for Kids and a Mom in the Kitchen
(A weekly linky to share what you and your children have created in the kitchen.)


The linky is at the bottom.

After a summer break, I am excited to say Kids and a Mom in the Kitchen is back! In my last post I promised it would be back in September, so here it is.

Kids and a Mom in the Kitchen is where I like to post about the time the children and I spend learning in the kitchen and creating yummy foods. Sometimes they go along with our lessons, sometimes they don't. Sometimes they are recipes of my own creation, sometimes they are recipes I have found elsewhere.

I decided to make it a linky party so others can share their great recipes. We love finding new recipes to try, so even if you didn't have children helping you in the kitchen, I would love to see your recipes. If we use your recipe in one of our Kids and a Mom in the Kitchen times, I will link back to your post.

You will find the linky at the bottom of the post. I hope you will join with me in this fun party. Don't forget to check out some of the other great recipes that have linked up, and the featured post.

Pumpkin Spice No Bake Cookies

Yesterday we went to the annual Harvest Dinner for our Koinonia group. The hubby wanted me to take our normal no bake cookies. However, I had this sudden urge to see if there was a way to make pumpkin no bake cookies. Over to Google I went, and I found this great recipe for No Bake Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies at Once A Month Meals. I was thrilled to have all the ingredients so we got right to work making them. I have to say, they don't really taste like pumpkin, more like pumpkin spices, so that is why I changed the name. They are really good, though a bit sweet, so you don't want to eat more than 1 (or maybe 2) at a time. I received quite a few compliments at the dinner too. This recipe has become one of our "Keeper" Recipes. 


1 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup butter
2/3 cup milk
3 1/3 oz Pumpkin Spice Instant Pudding Mix
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1 tsp vanilla
3 1/2 cups quick oats

The children were excited to have a Kids and a Mom in the Kitchen time again.

First we added the white and brown sugars to the pan.

Next we added the butter and the milk.

We brought it to a boil, stirring to help the sugar to dissolve and the butter to melt.

While some of the children continued stirring, we got the oatmeal measured out.

Once it comes to a boil, we let it boil for 2 minutes. Then we turned the fire off and added the pudding mix. We stirred that in well.

We then added the pumpkin pie spice, vanilla, and the oats.

We stirred it well, and let it sit for 5 minutes.

Finally we dropped it onto the wax paper. After cooling for a few minutes, we put it in the refrigerator, as I had read some of the comments and was concerned it would firm up fast enough to take to the dinner. They firmed up perfectly.


1- Combine Sugars, Butter, and Milk.
2- Bring to a boil.
3- Boil for 2 minutes.
4- Remove from heat. Add pudding mix and stir well.
5- Add Pumpkin Spice, Vanilla, and Oats
6- Stir to combine. Let stand 5 minutes.
7- Drop by tablespoon measure (approx, depends how big you want them), onto wax paper.
8- Cool. You may need to put them in the refrigerator to get them to firm up.
9- Enjoy! 

Do you have your children help you in the kitchen?  What lessons do they learn? Do you have any kid friendly recipes to share?

I'd love to see your posts, whether you have done something this week or some time in the past. Just link up below. This is a weekly linky.

I am linking up to:
Photobucket More the Merrier Monday
Full Time Mama Hip Homeschooling

Melt in Your Mouth Monday
Try a New Recipe Tuesday at Home to Four Kiddos
The Gathering Spot at Mamal Diane
Friday Food Frenzy at Close to Home
Fantastic Thursday at Five Little Chefs
Foodie Friends Friday at Robyn'sView
Family Fun Friday at Happy and Blessed Home

And here is my Kids and a Mom in the Kitchen linky


  1. love recipes that are no bake so easy to make. Love this recipe perfect for fall and oh my easy is the word for it. I can get the grandkids in the kitchen and cook it up together. come over and see what we shared at

  2. This was the most viewed post from last week's Try a New Recipe Tuesday! Congratulations! Come on over and see your feature! :-)


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