pumpkin chocolate chip cookies

i'm most pleased when my children are enjoying a "treat" that they're excited about without realizing how good-for-them it actually is.

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
2 eggs
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

Nutrition Facts
pumpkin chocolate chip cookies
Serving Size: 1 serving
Amount Per Serving
Total Fat2.7g
      Saturated Fat1.4g
      Trans Fat0g
      Dietary Fiber2g
Vitamin A 48%Vitamin C 1%
Calcium    4%Iron 6%

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.


Chris said...

no need for the air tight container. they won't last that long. they look too delicious!

Tonya said...

I tried making some of these awile back but they turned out kinda puffy/airy and it didn't sit well with me. I wanted them to have the same texture as a chewy chocolate chip cookie. What's the texture of these babies?

Mrs. JM said...

these ones are a little heavier than a chocolate chip cookie but they're not "chewy" .. more like a dense cake like cookie. hmmm .. not sure if that will work for you. either way, they're delicious and i say for the more puffy/airy type, make them in a jelly roll pan and spread with cream cheese frosting for pumpkin bars. another favorite!

Gwen said...

OMG, my fave!! I usually buy from Trader Joes, yours look like theirs! I can't wait to try to make these! Thanks!

Mrs. JM said...

obviously i'm the only one who has made these because as i go to make them again tonight, i notice there is no listing for "pumpkin" in the ingredient list! hello emily!!! lol

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