Day 2: Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

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06.12.08


Day 2 of my twelve days of cookies: Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies- Even though Thanksgiving is over, I can’t bear the thought of pumpkin being out of season. I mean… Why should it? It’s definitely is an essential ingredient for the holidays. Anything pumpkin always turns out cake-like and fluffy, so be prepared for that light consistency when making these cookies. The combination of chocolate and pumpkin is also divine, so you know that you can’t go wrong. These cookies made A LOT, and I only made 1/4 of the recipe. They pretty much keep their form from how you place the cookie dough on the baking sheet, so using a cookie scoop helps keep all your cookies uniform. This recipe comes from the foodnetwork, courtesy of George Duran.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin puree
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 2 cups (12-ounce bag) milk chocolate chips, not semisweet
  • Nonstick cooking spray or parchment paper


Directions

Heat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spray cookie sheets with nonstick spray or line them with parchment paper.

Using a mixer, beat the butter until smooth. Beat in the white and brown sugars, a little at a time, until the mixture is light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs 1 at a time, then mix in the vanilla and pumpkin puree. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and cloves. Slowly beat the flour mixture into the batter in thirds. Stir in the chips. Scoop the cookie dough by heaping tablespoons onto the prepared cookie sheets and bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until the cookies are browned around the edges. Remove the cookie sheets from the oven and let them rest for 2 minutes. Take the cookies off with a spatula and cool them on wire racks.

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