Tuesday, November 19, 2013

My Favorite Pumpkin Chocolate Chip "Cookie" Recipe

*I just want to take a second and note that I am NOOOOOT any kind of professional baker or cook, I just love playing in the kitchen. That being said I wanted to let you all know that I don't have or use any fancy baking equipment, I just use what I've got! And hey it gets the job done so it's all good, right? 

This morning I decided to bake my favorite pumpkin chocolate chip "cookies". I always make a batch of these at least once a year around this time and I thought what better time to do it than right now so I can share the recipe with you all!

Now when I say "cookies" it's because these delicious monsters are not the texture of a normal cookie, they come out more cake-like, kind of like a muffin top but not as crumbly. Nonetheless they are so yummy and everyone who tries them loves them! I brought them to our big family Thanksgiving a couple of years ago and they were a hit. The recipe is really simple too, I got it from a friend many years ago but I've tweaked it to how I like it.

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies | yields 24 cookies

-1 cup canned pumpkin
-1 cup of white sugar
-1/2 cup of vegetable oil (I didn't have any on hand today so I used canola and it was fine, either will work)
-1 egg
-2 cups flour
-1 teaspoon baking soda
-2 teaspoons baking powder
-1/2 teaspoon salt
-2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
-1/2 teaspoon ground clove
-1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
-1 teaspoon vanilla extract
-2 cups milk chocolate chips (more or less if you want, but use at least a cup!)

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

In a large mixing bowl mix together the pumpkin, sugar, oil, and egg until it looks like this gross baby food...

In a medium mixing bowl mix together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, clove, and nutmeg until combined.

Next add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until you get this thick cakey consistency. I just mixed with a spoon, no electric mixer or anything.

Now that it's all combined, fold in the vanilla extract and the chocolate chips until the chocolate chips are incorporated evenly.

Here comes the fun part(mwahahahaha). Grab a baking sheet or two(I just made 2 batches using one baking sheet). No need to grease the sheet! Now glob those little monsters onto the baking sheet spacing them out evenly. Mine are like REALLY heaping tablespoons haha. I was able to get 12 in each batch. TRY to make your globs as even as you can, obviously I can't take my own advice.

First batch:
Second batch:

Pop 'em in your oven for 16-18 minutes but check them at 16 minutes with the toothpick method(stick a toothpick in a cookie and see if comes out clean). Baking time will depend on how big your monster globs are. Again, these cookies are not meant to be crispy, they're going to come out like little cakey muffin tops!

You can let them cool for 5 minutes after you take them out of the oven and then transfer them to a cooling rack, they cool down pretty quickly.

Here's the end result! Yum!

I hope you'll try out this recipe! If you do, please let me know what you think, and if you have any suggestions or make any changes to it let me know, I'm so open to your feedback!

Thank you SO much for taking the time to read this, I really appreciate you stopping by. Stay tuned for more fun stuff to come!

xo, Momo

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