11.09.2011

SPICED PUMPKIN CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES

These cookies are one of my favorite go-to recipes and every fall I end up making at least four batches.  My very own spiced pumpkin chocolate chip cookies.  I tried several versions last fall and although they were good and all the cookies definitely got eaten, I felt they were missing a little something.

Maybe it's because I'm such a pumpkin pie fiend, but I felt like they needed a little kick!  So I combined the pumpkin chocolate chip cookie recipe I had been using, made a few adjustments, threw in some classic pumpkin pie spices and called it a success... after much taste-testing of course.


Ingredients:
  •  1 cup canned pumpkin
  •  1 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  •  1 egg
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon milk
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups chocolate chips
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
Instructions:
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Combine pumpkin, sugar, vegetable oil and egg.
  • In a separate bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and ginger.
  • Dissolve baking soda with milk and stir into the dry ingredients.
  • Gradually add dry ingredients to pumpkin mixture and mix well.
  • Add vanilla and chocolate chips and mix.
  • Drop by spoonful onto greased cookie sheet and bake for approximately 12 to 14 minutes or until lightly brown.




And just for a reality check, because we all know the kitchen does not look like the first few pictures might suggest... but rather, more like this:


But the above mess is oh-so worth it when you get to enjoy a few of these...


The hubs took a batch to work one day and the container came home like this... hopefully you will enjoy them just as much!