Saturday, December 25, 2010

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

I was in the mood to bake yesterday and poured through my cookbooks. Funny thing is there was this cookbook in there I don't remember seeing before. It has an inscription in it from "mom" but neither my husband or I have seen it before. It's absolutely chock full of pictures, just recipe after recipe.

I poured through them and found several I wanted to try but when I searched the cupboard I was missing 1 or 2 key ingredients and did not want to make a run to the store.

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies!

So I settled on Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies. I've had store bought and they were pretty good so I thought these were right up my alley. Anything with Pumpkin and anything with Chocolate Chips so the combination seemed a sure thing, I was not disappointed. I rarely use a recipe without tweaking it so I've included my tweaks in italics, you can use them or not. So without further adieu...

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

1 1/2 Cups (3 sticks) butter, softened
2 cups packed brown sugar
1 cup granulated sugar
1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin
1 egg
1 teaspoon Vanilla extract (I doubled the vanilla)
4 cups all-purpose flour (I used about half ww flour and half all-purpose)
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons cinnamon (I also added a teaspoon pumpkin pie spice)
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups (12 ounces) chocolate chips (I used 3 cups)

Beat the butter, brown sugar and granulated suger in a bowl until light and flutty. Add the pumpkin, egg and vanilla and mix well. Add the flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt and mix well. Stir in the oats and chocolate chips. Drop by tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart on to a cookie sheet. (I always make gigantic cookies so I dropped them with a large spoon, probably at least double what the recipes suggests.) Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes. (because my cookies were so much bigger they cooked for at least 15 minutes, but I kept an eagle eye on them. I also decreased the temp to about 325.) Cool on the cookie sheet for 1 minute. Remove to the wire rack to cool completely. Yield: 10 dozen cookies. (I got about30 gigantic cookies from this recipe, it's quite a big recipe.)

We're melting!!!!

BIG cookie!!!

Good enough to EAT!!! Grab a glass of milk!!
I hope you enjoy these as much as we did!

The name of the cookbook is
Sweet Endings published by Favorite Recipes Press.

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 Last day to choose your favorite,
 tomorrow I will randomly draw the winner!


Merry Christmas!

1 comment:

  1. Oh delish! I had a recipe for pumpkin chocolate chip bread pudding but now I can't find it. This might help my craving!