Where have these cookies been all my life?


I am not usually a big cookie-maker...ask Paul! So when these cookies were discussed on The Nest What's Cooking? message board, I thought they sounded delicious...and let me tell you, these do NOT disappoint. If you are a fan of fall and pumpkin - these are made for you!! I was skeptical as I put them together, but they baked up perfectly and are not a scary orange color, but nice and golden...and sooooooooo fluffy. I've never had cookies turn out like this before, most of mine fall flat! You need (yes, NEED) to try these in your fall baking this year!

I got this recipe and followed the changes of LivingInsanity on The Nest's blog...she has a beautiful cooking blog - be sure to check it out!

P.S. How on earth did I live without my Silpat? This is the best cooking-related gift I have gotten
thus far...thanks again fdcritt76!!!
My cookies came off so easy and they weren't all dented!!!

Pumpkin Choc chip cookies


* 1 cup canned pumpkin
* 1 cup white sugar
* 1/2 cup vegetable oil
* 1 egg
* 2 cups all-purpose flour
* 2 teaspoons baking powder
* 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
* 1/2 teaspoon salt
* 1 teaspoon baking soda
* 1 teaspoon milk
* 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
* 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
* 1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)

1. Combine pumpkin, sugar, vegetable oil, and egg.

In a separate bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, ground cinnamon, and salt. Dissolve the baking soda with the milk and stir in.

Add flour mixture to pumpkin mixture and mix well.

2. Add vanilla, chocolate chips and nuts.

3. Drop by spoonful on greased cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for approximately 10 minutes or until lightly brown and firm.

**LivingInsanity's changes** - which I followed as well.
I did 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice instead of 2 teaspoons cinnamon
I put all liquid ingredients together in my mixer, including the milk and vanilla before I added my dry ingredients
I baked at 365 for 12 minutes because one of the recipe comments suggested it.


living_insanity said...

I have eaten so many of those cookies today! Yummy.

Joelen said...

Mmmm - pumpkin and chocolate are one of the combos that has grown on me. What a neat twist to the traditional chocolate chip cookie!

Mrs.CFH2 said...

Ok, these are pretty much the cutest cookies ever. I made them last night and loved how they puffed up. Thanks for the recipe!

Shawna said...

I know, these cookies were so fluffy - kinda cake like! Glad you liked them!!!!

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