Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies



Even though we're into November, I just can't seem to get enough pumpkin.  Maybe I'm just delirious because the hot summer is finally over.  Maybe I'm just baking as an escape from the bathroom remodeling project.  Maybe I'm simply justifying chocolate chip cookies because they now contain a vegetable. (Or, technically, a fruit.)  The way I see it is this: these cookies contain whole grain, fiber, Vitamin A and a heavy dose of dark chocolate antioxidants. Do you need any more justification?  OK, here's one more: they're for the church bake sale!


Unlike the delicious cake-like Pumpkin Cookies with Caramel Icing, these cookies have the texture of a good old chocolate chipper - with a pumpkin pie twist!


All you need is a Pumpkin Spice Latte for Dipping!


Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ingredients:

1 cup butter (or Earth Balance Natural Buttery Spread)
1 cup white sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup canned pumpkin puree
3 cups white whole wheat flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

Directions:

Heat the oven to 375 degrees.  Line cookie sheet with parchment paper or a silpat mat.

Beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.  Add eggs and vanilla and continue to beat.  Add pumpkin.  In a separate bowl, whisk together dry ingredients and incorporate into the wet ingredients 1/3 at a time.  Scoop the cookie dough by heaping tablespoons full onto the cookie sheet and bake for approximately 10 minutes.  Do not overbake.  Take the cookies off with a spatula and cool the on a wire rack.


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12 comments:

  1. November still has to have lots of pumpkin- don't you usually have pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving? Let the pumpkin love continue!

    These look delicious- and they're healthy to boot. How can you not make them? (Lucky church people!)

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  2. Just made these. Thanks for the recipe! Delicious!

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  3. Love the use of pumpkin in these cookies. Thanks for the recipe !!

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  4. Looks good. I love pumpkin and chocolate chip cookies, so these are a good match for me.

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  5. These look great! And there is a recipe of 1 box of spice cake mix and a 1 cup canned pumpkin. Cook at 350 for 5-8 min. Kinda healthy and yummy! http://bellesbazaar-heather.blogspot.com

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  6. I NEED to get one of these baking mats! This looks like fantastic recipe! Thx for linking up to Tea Party Tuesday. I have to say this is a great combo of flavors, one I would have never thought of! See you this week. ~ Trish

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  7. These sound yummy...adding pumpkin puree to my grocery list.

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  8. Thanks for linking up with Sweet Tooth Friday! Your yummy pumpkin cookies will be featured on this week's Sweet Tooth Favorites. Stop by on Tuesday to grab a button.

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  9. These are great Pumpkin Chocolate Chip cookies! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great day and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

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  10. Featurin on Thursday at Bacon Time :)

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  11. These are amazing! Everyone loved them. Thanks!!

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