Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

I saw a recipe for these the other day and I just had to try them out. They are very good, but someone suggested white chocolate chips instead of semi-sweet chocolate and I think they are spot on. Also, the next time I make these I will be making them with macadamia nuts as well.

Cooks Note: Make sure you label your flours. It was quite comical to see giant cookie puffs last night in the oven and realize I'd used self-rising flour instead of all-purpose.


2 ½ cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
½ teaspoon salt
½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 ½ cups sugar
1 cup canned pumpkin puree
1 egg, beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
6 ounces semisweet chocolate chips or chunks


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  3. In a medium bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. Set aside. In an electric mixer, cream the butter and sugar until fluffy. Add the pumpkin, egg, and vanilla and beat until just blended. Mix in the dry ingredients, starting on slow and moving up to medium speed. Scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl once during mixing (turn the mixer off first) to ensure complete blending.
  4. Remove the bowl from the mixer stand and use a rubber spatula to gently stir in the chocolate chips.
  5. Drop the batter by heaping tablespoon full onto the baking sheets, with 1 inch spacing between them. Bake the cookies for 13-15 minutes or until lightly browned. If necessary, rotate the sheets halfway through baking to ensure even cooking. Let the cookies cool for a few minutes on the sheets before moving them to wire cooling racks to finish cooling completely.

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