Pumpkin CC Cookies!!!


First off, there are 24 of us taking part of the cookie exchange woowooo!!! I sent out an email with your partners yesterday... so if you think you signed up... and didn't get an email... email me ASAP at stephchows at gmail.com Thanks everyone!!!

OK now back to those pumpkin chocolate chip cookies... WOW, just WOW. These are a new favorite for sure!! I adapted them from Joy the Baker, who adapted them from a cookbook. We all know what I did by now, got rid of most of the fat, subbed in whole wheat, and lowered the sugar some... and even with all that fiddling... tasty tasty tasty!!

Seriously, just look at these??? The recipe says to make them 1/4 cup big... which made them somewhat like soft muffin tops (not complaining one bit) The smaller ones were fun too though. I made a half dozen with sweetened coconut pressed into the tops before baking... good call steph... good call!!


Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

2 cups whole wheat flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon soda
dash teaspoon salt
2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon powdered ginger
1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
2 eggs
1/2 cup splenda granulated plus 1/4 cup white sugar... OR (3/4 cup white sugar)
2 Tbs melted butter (OMG I used butter!! LOL)
1/4 cup unsweetened apple sauce
1 cup canned pumpkin
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup chocolate chips, or any chip you like

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with silicon baking mats.

Stir the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and spices together in a medium bowl and set aside. In a large bowl, beat the eggs and sugar/splenda until smooth and lightened in color. Then mix the apple sauce, melted butter, pumpkin, and vanilla until blended. Mix in the flour mixture to incorporate it. Mix in the chips.

Using an ice cream scoop with a 1/4-cup capacity, scoop mounds of the dough onto the prepared baking sheets, spacing the cookies at least 2 1/2-inches apart. You could also simply use a 1/4-cup measuring cup if you don’t have a scoop. Use a thin metal spatula to smooth and flatten the rounds.

Bake the cookies until the tops feel firm and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out dry, about 16 minutes. Cool them on the baking sheet for 5 minutes, then use a wide metal spatula to transfer the cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.


16 chews:

Sunshinemeg said...

I love pumpkin flavored baked goods around this time of year. These sound great with the cc's.

Yum, pumpkin cookies with chocolate chips sound excellent! I'll have to try them!

Ang said...

Looks yummy! I love pumpkin stuff!

Jennifer said...

Some of my FAV cookies!!! And I love you for making them healthier :) Ill have to make yours!! Merry Christmas Steph :)

Maria said...

Great job in making them even better!

i like pumpkin anything really but throw in some chocolate and i am SO there!

Megan said...

Pumpkin and chocolate is such an amazing combo. Bet these were crazy delicious!

These look really good, Steph! I have a question ... what's the texture like? I tried to make pumpkin cookies last year ... and failed! They came out more like muffins than cookies. Not good. I'm wondering if I did something wrong, or if pumpkin just tends to make the cookies rather soft??

stephchows said...

Pumpkin really is where it's at I must say :) and adding chocolate... bonus!!

Diva- it's true, these are rather soft and muffin top like, for me I still loved them (probably my love of muffins) when I told john they were soft he was a bit skeptical but ended up LOVING them. I think it is the pumpkin that makes them soft though... and the lack of mass amounts of fat LOL

Mags said...

Excellent recipe Steph... and so healthy!

I love that their like muffin tops! How yummy!

When I made a similar choc chip and pumpkin cookies the moistness reminded me of muffin tops too. Delish.

When I made a similar choc chip and pumpkin cookies the moistness reminded me of muffin tops too. Delish.

Megan said...

Pumpkin and chocolate is such an amazing combo. Bet these were crazy delicious!

Maria said...

Great job in making them even better!

Sunshinemeg said...

I love pumpkin flavored baked goods around this time of year. These sound great with the cc's.

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