Recipe courtesy of George Duran: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/george-duran/pumpkin-chocolate-chip-cookies-recipe/index.html
I made these last year with Colin but we forgot to blog them, even though we took pictures! So I figured I would put them up this year as I bake them in the morning on Thanksgiving Eve (if that’ s a thing.) I did change the recipe just a little, so go ahead and read below if you want my slightly altered version.
Also, a word of warning YOU CANNOT BELIEVE HOW MANY COOKIES THIS MAKES. If you would like a reasonable number, halve this recipe. (In fact, the recipe says 60 but I think mine made slightly less because the cookies were of dissimilar sizes.)
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
1 cup white sugar
1 cup light brown sugar
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
10 oz. canned pumpkin puree
3 cups all-purpose flour
1.5 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
11.5 oz bag milk chocolate chips, not semisweet
1. Preheat oven t0 350 degrees. Beat the softened butter.
2. Slowly add the white and brown sugar and combine with the butter until smooth.
3. Add the eggs one at a time and mix in.
4. Mix in the vanilla.
5. Add in your pumpkin (fresh or canned.)
6. Prepare the flour and spice mixture. (Flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg)
If you have a bowl, go ahead and use that. I have one large mixing bowl so I had to get creative.
7. Combine the flour mixture in, 1/3 at a time. Stir well. This gets really thick and hard to stir so take breaks or share the effort if you can.
8. Add the chocolate chips and stir to combine.
9. Scoop spoonfuls of the mixture onto a greased or wax-papered cookie sheet.
10. Bake for ~15 minutes or until cookies are slightly browned around the edges and are not a big pain to get off the cookie sheet with a spatula.
Keep in mind they will expand, so make them smaller and farther apart than I did!
This recipe makes a bunch of cookies, so be sure to share!
Post by: Melissa
Photos by: Melissa