Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

I am so making these this weekend!

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
2 eggs
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup canola or corn oil
1 cup canned pumpkin
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup chocolate chips

Position a rack in the middle of the oven. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper and butter the paper. Stir the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and spices together in a medium bowl and set aside. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer on medium speed beat the eggs and sugar until smooth and lightened in color, about 1 minute. Stop the mixer and scrape the sides of the bowl as needed during mixing. On low speed, mix the oil, pumpkin, and vanilla until blended. Mix in the flour mixture to incorporate it. Mix in the chips.

Using an ice cream scoop with a 1/4-cup capacity, scoop mounds of the dough onto the prepared baking sheets, spacing the cookies at least 2 1/2-inches apart. You could also simply use a 1/4-cup measuring cup if you don’t have a scoop. Use a thin metal spatula to smooth and flatten the rounds.

Bake the cookies one sheet at a time until the tops feel firm and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out dry, about 16 minutes. Cool them on the baking sheet for 5 minutes, then use a wide metal spatula to transfer the cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.


DeadmansLog said...

Those sounds good, but cakey. How's the texture?

Nosferatu said...

I'm not keen on pumpkins apart from carving them but will give them a go next year!

El Capitan Jason said...

I have not made them yet, I want to try the recipe this weekend. I found it on the Internet a couple weeks ago. They are supposed to be a more cakey type of cookie, so hopefully a cake like texture.

The Captain said...

These turned out great! Cakey and delicious, just like I was hoping for.

DeadmansLog said...

Yum - I'm bookmarking these, for weekend trials.

As soon as NaNoWriMo is over I'm gonna need some cookies.

Alice said...

Good GRACIOUS, I cannot wait to try these..!

The Captain said...

I decided that the next time I make them I am going to double the clove, nutmeg, and cinnamon. You could taste the spices, but I wanted it to be a bit stronger.