Saturday, November 1, 2008

Pumpkin Cookies

I'm in love with pumpkin cookies. But it took me far too long to find a good recipe. I tried at least 5 before finally coming up with this concoction of my own. It wasn't as easy as you might think. Some were too gooey, others too dry, some flat as pancakes, and others tasted like, well, not much at all. I decided that what I like in a pumpkin cookie is something cake-y in texture with strong, but not overpowering, spices. And, of course, a hint of chocolate.

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cookies
Recipe by Kelly
Pictures by Caroline

2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon cloves
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cup white sugar
1 cup pumpkin puree
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup chocolate chips (optional)

  1. Preheat oven to 350° F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper or lightly grease.
  2. Cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg, pumpkin puree, and vanilla.
  3. In another bowl mix dry ingredients: flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and salt. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix until just blended. Stir in chocolate chips.
  4. Spoon out 1 tablespoon mounds of dough onto baking sheet. Bake approximately 15-20 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool cookies on baking sheet for about 1 minute and then transfer to cooling racks. Makes about 3 dozen.


Kristi said...

yum. i wish i had pumpkin puree in brasil. :(

e said...

Sounds delish! And don't you just LOVE those silicone baking mats? Genius.

Brad said...

Generally, I do not really like pumpkin cookies, but to be honest I reallly like these. They were even better than some regular chocolate chip recipes.

Great job getting the recipe just right.

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