Friday, October 1, 2010

Pumpkin Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies

Tomorrow is the first day of my favorite month, October.  I love everything about October, fall foliage, apple picking, pumpkins and especially Halloween.

October 1st is also Homemade cookie day!  So to kick off my favorite month I am sharing a cookie recipe that I discovered last October, pumpkin dark chocolate cookies.

I was looking for a fall cookie to take to a MOMS Club meeting.  I was meeting all these moms for the first time and I wanted to bake for them.  Little did I know that these cookies would be very popular with the moms and my husband.

My husband isn't the hugest pumpkin fan and he likes them.  They are a very cake-like and moist cookie.  They remind me of eating the tops of muffins.

I am submitting this recipe to Kitchen Corners October cook off.  Head on over and check out the other pumpkin recipes!!

printable recipe
Pumpkin Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies- recipe by George Duran i modified it a little

1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
1 cup white sugar
1 cup light brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup canned pumpkin puree
3 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon i used 1and 1/2 teaspoon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg i didn’t use nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves i didn’t use cloves either
2 cups (12-ounce bag) milk chocolate chips i used dark chocolate chips
Nonstick cooking spray or parchment paper


Heat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spray cookie sheets with nonstick spray or line them with parchment paper.
Using a mixer, beat the butter until smooth. Beat in the white and brown sugars, a little at a time, until the mixture is light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs 1 at a time, then mix in the vanilla and pumpkin puree. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and cloves. Slowly beat the flour mixture into the batter in thirds. Stir in the chips. Scoop the cookie dough by heaping tablespoons onto the prepared cookie sheets and bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until the cookies are browned around the edges. Remove the cookie sheets from the oven and let them rest for 2 minutes. Take the cookies off with a spatula and cool them on wire racks.


Damaris @Kitchen Corners said...

yum. seriously, yum! I'm so glad you are joining us.

Annie's Dish said...

Those look really good. I don't think I've ever tried the combination of pumpkin and chocolate but upon seeing your post it seems like a no brainer. I will be trying this one soon!

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