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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Nathan woke up from his nap today on the wrong side of the bed (or rather couch since that's where he was sleeping). So to help cheer him up, I let him pick today's pumpkin recipe as an after dinner snack. He picked out these Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies after many tears were shed over the possibility of pumpkin bread (oh the horror!) and the fact that we didn't have anymore cupcake liners for muffins.

In the end though, I think we were all happy with the result!

like I've said before, I don't often modify recipes when baking, too much can go wrong. So I followed this recipe pretty  much exactly, without the option walnuts.


  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  • 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)


  1. 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.
  2. Add vanilla, chocolate chips and nuts.
  3. Drop by spoonful on greased cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for approximately 10 minutes or until lightly brown and firm.

The only real changes I made, were that I made bigger cookies (it was dinner time and I wanted to fit them all on 2 pans so I wouldn't have to spoon out more in the middle of eating), and I cooked them for 17 minutes instead of the 10 listed in the recipe. This could have been a result of my cookies being bigger than suggested.

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