Wednesday, October 28, 2009

301/365 Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

I made Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies today and they were delicious! I was inspired by this recipe, but I omitted the nuts and added about another cup of chocolate chips. I also mixed up the chocolate chips - milk and semi-sweet. They turned out great.

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cookie Recipe

This chocolate chip pumpkin cookie recipe is a family favorite. The spice of the pumpkin blends great with the chocolate chips.
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon allspice
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 sticks (1 cup) salted butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
1 (15 ounce) canned pumpkin
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)

Vanilla Glaze:
1 cup powdered sugar
1 tablespoon milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Large bowl
Medium bowl
Cookie sheets

Step 1: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Step 2: Grease cookie sheets; set aside.
Step 3: In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, ginger, allspice, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking powder, and salt; set aside.
Step 4: In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar with an electric mixer.
Step 5: Beat in pumpkin, eggs and vanilla extract.
Step 6: Gradually beat in flour, scraping down sides as needed.
Step 7: Stir in chocolate chips and nuts.
Step 8: Drop by rounded tablespoon onto prepared cookie sheets.
Step 9: Bake 15-20 minutes, or until edges are lightly browned.

Cool on cookie sheets for 2 minutes before transferring to cooling surface.

Vanilla Glaze: Step 1: In a small bowl, beat together powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla extract. Step 2: Drizzle or spread glaze over cooled cookies. Makes about 36 cookies.

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