Pumpkin Cookies

Pumpkin chocolate chip cookies.
These are awesome.  They're so good.  They're not like regular cookies.  And not just for the fact that they are pumpkin-flavored.  But because they almost taste like cake.  They are super soft.  Like little pumpkin-chocolate pillows.
I love pumpkins.  I love them whole, I love them carved and creepy-faced, I love them seeded and roasted.  I love them pied and pureed, and brownied.  Oh, and the bright orange color and pleasant aroma also helps the love.
Now back to these cookies.
I'm not quite sure what makes these cookies so darn soft, but I'm glad it works.  If I had Alton Brown on hand, I'm sure he would have a down-to-the-molecule description of how the cookies come out so soft and fluffy.  Complete with quirky little hand puppets that talk and describe the chemistry going on during the baking.  I love that show.  Do you know about "punkin' chunkin'"?  It's a festival held every year that has a contest for who can build a really big machine that can throw pumpkins the farthest.  It's crazy awesome.  Although if I went, I feel like I would just want to run away with some pumpkins and go make some pie.  and these cookies.
I didn't make these cookies on Halloween.  However, they would be an awesome treat if I were hosting a Halloween party.  And speaking of Halloween parties...

Hubby and I dressed up as Alice and the Mad Hatter (me-old version, him-new version).  We then stopped  by our neighbor's awesome party.  The house was decked out in Halloween decor and a plethora of creepy food.  Things such as fat man/lady fingers, tongue toasts, sausage eye-balls, potion juice with bug ice cubes, and much more.  They were sweet.  After that we went to a haunted woods attraction.  It was the best haunted house that I have ever been to.  You drove out into the middle of nowhere and walked through woods filled with many many creepy things.  Mostly people, not props.   It was good.

Super Soft Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
Borrowed from JoyTheBaker

2 cups flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp ground cloves
2 eggs
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup canola or corn oil
1 cup canned pumpkin puree
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 325.  Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper and butter/spray.  

Stir the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and spices together.  In another bowl, beat eggs and sugar on medium speed until smooth and light in color (1 minute-ish).  Turn the beater to low, and mix in the oil, pumpkin, and vanilla until blended.  mix in the flour mixture.  then the chips.  

Scoop dough out by the heaping tablespoon (Joy suggests to use a 1/4 cup size per cookie, but that's a little big for me, so I just used a Tbsp).  smooth and flatten the cookies out a bit.  

Bake for 16 mins.  cool and dust with powdered sugar.  

Oh these are good.  You should make them.  You should also check out JoyTheBaker's blog.  Cause she's awesome.  

1 comment:

  1. the haunted house was awesome. so much fun with you guys! monopoly man. ha.



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