I meant to put up this post last week to go along with my fall/Halloween theme but Photobucket was down on Friday morning and then I got so wrapped up in the fact that The Abominable Bride was posted on Netflix, any thought of blogging was pushed out of my mind in favor of deerstalkers and pipes.
However, late as the post is, there is never a bad time to post a recipe. Especially a cookie recipe. With pumpkin. And chocolate.
I think when baking, you can never really go wrong with chocolate chip cookies. You can only make them better. How? Adding pumpkin.
Whether you’re a baker or a slice-and-bake-baker, you’ll be able to do this recipe. It’s beyond simple – the real challenge is not eating them all yourself (something I will not judge you for doing in the slightest).
You will need:
1 stick of butter (softened)
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
6 TBS pumpkin puree
1 1/2 cup flour
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
Cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and allspice (or pumpkin pie spice) to taste – the more the better
1/2 package of chocolate chips
Whisk together butter, brown sugar and sugar in a bowl. Add vanilla and pumpkin, mixing until smooth.
In a separate large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt, backing soda and spices.
Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix until fully combined. Add chips.
Cover the bowl and put in the fridge for 1 hour to 3 days.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and take the dough out of the refrigerator.
Roll the dough into balls and press flat (they don’t spread much when baking) and bake fro about 10 minutes.
Let the cookies cool ON THE BAKING SHEET for 10 minutes before setting them off to the side to cool. This is really important, if you don’t the cookies are too gooey and the texture is completely off.
Keep in mind, while most of the instructions here are similar to regular chocolate chip cookies, the texture is very different since you’re replacing eggs with pumpkin puree.
They’re very soft and chewy. The perfect amount of sweetness and a great mixture of flavor.
Have you ever made pumpkin chocolate chip cookies? Last year I made pumpkin chocolate chip muffins which were amazing!
If you have a good pumpkin recipe, please be sure to share! We still have a few weeks left before Christmas flavors take over!