Thursday, October 29, 2009

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Posted by Donna:

This recipe originally came from Allrecipes, but I'm not sure how I came across it. I wasn't on that site looking for a pumpkin cookie. I think it came via another source. Regardless, I've had it for a while and wanted to try it.

1 cup canned pumpkin

1 cup white sugar

1/2 cup vegetable oil

1 egg

2 cups sifted flour

2 tsp. baking powder

1 tsp. cinnamon (The recipe called for 2 tsp., but I don't like a strong cinnamon taste.)

1 tsp. baking soda

1 tsp. whole milk

1 T. vanilla extract

2 cups semisweet chocolate chips

1/2 cup walnuts or pecans ( optional---I didn't add these; however, I think they would be great with them added. The only reason I didn't add them is because nuts are a no-no for me right now.)

Combine the pumpkin, sugar, oil, and egg. In a separate bowl, stir the flour, baking powder, and cinnamon together. Dissolve the baking soda in the milk and add to the pumpkin mixture. Add the dry ingredients and mix well. (The first time I read this recipe, I thought there had been a misprint in the amount of milk, but it is the right amount. I wanted to mention that in case someone thought the same thing.)

Add the vanilla, chocolate chips, and nuts.

Drop by spoonfuls on a greased cookie sheet or on parchment paper and bake at 350 degrees for 10 - 12 minutes. My oven cooks slower, so it took the full 12 minutes for mine. The cookies should be lightly brown and firm.

They were so good right out of the oven. I will tell you, these are a soft cookie because of the pumpkin. My husband really liked them as well. The only negative thing he said was that it was softer than the usual chocolate chip cookie.

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Wa Wa Waughs said...

I love anything pumpkin! Did you see they have Jello brand pumpkin pudding mix right now? Maybe it's been around a while, I dunno! I thought about making the 4 layer dessert with pumpkin pudding instead of chocolate.

Donna said...

That's a good idea to change the chocolate to pumpkin.

Lori said...

I looked at the Altus Walmart today, but they didn't have the pumpkin pudding. Maybe they would have at United. That sounds really good!!

I like your pumpkin roll :).

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