introducing my version of the pumpkin chocolate chip cookie.
gavin and i made these cookies together yesterday. he was a great help and he was excited to share his creation with his siblings.
the kids had been asking for a treat and i had been craving pumpkin. i also happened to have a can of real pumpkin puree that i was itching to use which is actually quite difficult to come across these days. if i see it, i buy it.
jake said "these would be great if i liked pumpkin." seriously. he doesn't like pumpkin chocolate chip cookies. to think we share the same bed ...
pumpkin chocolate chip cookies the ooey gooey kind
1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1 cup all purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp ground cloves
1 cup sugar
1 cup pumpkin puree
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup apple sauce
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
pre-heat oven to 325 degrees. line two baking sheets with parchment paper. spray each sheet lightly with oil.
sift flours, baking powder, baking soda, salt and spices together in a medium sized bowl.
in a large bowl, beat remaining ingredients (less chocolate chips) on medium speed for 1-2 minutes until well blended. mix in the dry ingredients until incorporated. fold in chocolate chips.
drop 1/4 cup of batter on sheet approx. 2" apart (8 cookies per sheet). bake for 16 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle of one cookie comes out dry. let cool for 5 minutes before moving to a wire rack to cool completely or eat right away if you must! (i must)
store in an air tight container at room temperature for up to 4 days.
yields 16 large cookies
now i just need to think of some way to use the other 1/2 of the pumpkin puree sitting in my fridge. hmmm. ... that won't be too difficult.