I am a newlywed on a budget, just trying to make healthy and inexpensive meals for my husband and I to enjoy. He eats a lot, so cost is a big factor. Though I work 3 jobs, I manage to find time 6 nights a week to cook a full dinner for us both. I am constantly looking for new recipes that are moderately healthy, taste great, and won't break the bank.

On the side, I also own a brownie business called Gersheybars. My passion and love for cooking started when I was just a small child, baking with my mom and grandmother. The brownie recipe has been passed down through 5 generations and I am thrilled to finally have an outlet to share them with everybody else. Friends and family have helped spread the word and made my business as successful as it is today.

Monday, September 24, 2007

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

After the last batch of mediocre pumpkin cookies, I decided to go on a mission to find a good recipe that wasn't too soft, too runny or too chewy. It took 4 attempts but I think I've finally nailed it. This recipe is so good! They're chocolatey and slightly sweet with a nutty crunch and pumpkin spice aftertaste. Dee-licious, if I do say so myself!

I used a small cookie scoop because I was afraid if they were too big, they would just cook as a lump instead of spreading out. Can't wait to serve these at our invite-only VIP Halloween party!

  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp milk
  • 1 T vanilla (I omitted because I didn't have any)
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts

1. Combine pumpkin, sugar, oil and egg. Mix well. In a separate bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. Dissolve baking soda with the milk and add to pumpkin mixture. Add flour mixture to pumpkin mixture and mix well.

2. Add vanilla, chocolate chips and nuts.

3. Drop by tablespoonful on greased cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees for approximately 10 minutes, or until lightly brown and slightly firm.


Jigginjessica said...

My husband would LOOOOOOOVE these, thanks!

Dr. Kat said...

Yes!!!! I am totally doing my jazz hands right now. I am so excited about this recepie. I am going to try to make them this week. I will let you know how they turn out.

Anonymous said...

I made these cookies last night and they taste AMAZING! However, they are more cake-like on the inside instead of cookie-like.. what did I do wrong?!

Jamie said...

That's how they turn out, because the pumpkin is so dense. A little bit chewy on the outside and cakey on the inside. But still delicious! Glad you enjoyed them.