I. Love. PUMPKIN. Pumpkin everything. REAL pumpkin though, not the fake Starbucks Pumpkin Spice flavoring. So sometimes Fall inspires me to do pumpkin-y things, especially when I’m living in the South where Fall isn’t much different from Summer and it makes me long for changing leaves and slightly chilly weather.
So Pinterest showed me a Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe from Allrecipes.com, and I just had to try it. I made these while living in Savannah, GA on September 21, 2012.
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
1 cup canned pumpkin
1 cup white sugar
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon milk
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
Combine pumpkin, sugar, vegetable oil, and egg. In a separate bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, ground cinnamon, and salt. Dissolve the baking soda with the milk and stir in. Add flour mixture to pumpkin mixture and mix well.
Add vanilla, chocolate chips, and nuts.
Drop by the spoonful onto a greased cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for approximately 10 minutes or until lightly brown and firm.
I left out the nuts because I was baking for some picky children, but I’m sure they would’ve been good. These were TASTY! Moist and soft, yet firm and not sticky. And the flavor was excellent. AND a hit with the kids! Yummy!