Saturday, November 19, 2011

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Normally I'm not a fan of "cake" type cookies.  They just seem non-cookieish to me.  However, these pumpkin cookies are divine.  After eating too many dozen to count I had to ask my friend for her recipe.  I amped it up just a tish but the heart of the cookie is still there: PUMPKIN.

1/2 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cup sugar
15 oz pumpkin puree (not pie filling)
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp ginger
1/2 tsp cloves
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
2 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
12 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips

Cream together the sugar and the butter.  Add the pumpkin, vanilla, and the egg; mix until blended.  Add the flours, spices, baking powder and baking soda; mix until blended.  Stir in the chocolate chips.  Drop by rounded tablespoon on to cookie sheet.  Bake at 350* for 12-15 min until done and lightly golden brown.
I used homemade pumpkin puree for these cookies, if you use pumpkin from the can your cookies will be a darker orange in color.  If you choose to make your own puree, make sure you place it in cheesecloth or a fine mesh strainer and let it sit for a couple of hours to get rid of the excess water, otherwise it will be too runny.

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