Since fall is here, it's time to start cooking and baking with pumpkin! Admittedly, I've never been a humongous fan of pumpkin, but I've seen so many recipes on other blogs that use pumpkin, and they all look so delicious. I figured it couldn't hurt to give pumpkin another try.
My parents (Who I now know are regular readers of my blog; Hi Mom and Dad!!) are visiting this weekend. I usually like to bake a little something for my guests anyway, so these Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies seemed like a natural choice.
After doing a little perusing of the interwebz, I came across this recipe at My Baking Addiction.
1 cup canned pumpkin (NOT pumpkin pie filling)
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp milk
1 tbs vanilla extract
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Combine your pumpkin, sugar, vegetable oil, and egg. In a separate bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt.
Dissolve the baking soda with the milk and stir into the flour mixture. Add the flour mixture to the to the pumpkin mixture and mix well. Add in the vanilla and chocolate chips.
Drop by the spoonful onto greased cookie sheets and bake for approximately 10 minutes, or until lightly browned and firm.
The verdict: My first foray into baking with pumpkin was a success! The cookies were really light, and almost fluffy, and the chocolate and pumpkin flavors worked together really well. You can definitely expect more pumpkin recipes from me in the future!