Today in Ohio, the weather was crisp, the leaves were showing signs of color, and youth football games were in motion! A pretty perfect Saturday! Fall is a time for the senses, isn’t it? Colors, textures, scents, activities, flavors. I adore Fall in the Midwest. Especially some of the flavors!
Aren’t there just certain foods and drinks that speak Fall to you, too? Maybe apple cider or pumpkin pie or candy corn? I detest candy corn, but I know a lot people love it. I usually reserve my indulging for dark chocolate!
So, when I saw an advertisement for Pumpkin Chocolate Chip cookies earlier this Fall, I was intrigued. Assuming, of course, that the chips are dark chocolate chips.
As is my habit, I decided I’d figure out how to make them. After perusing a few recipe sites I came up with these:
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
- 1 cup canned pumpkin
- ½ cup white sugar
- ½ cup brown sugar
- ½ cup applesauce
- 1 egg
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons ground flax seed
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon milk
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 2 cups Hershey’s Special Dark chocolate chips
- Combine pumpkin, sugars, applesauce, and egg. In a separate bowl, stir together flours, baking powder, ground cinnamon, salt, and flax seed. (I add a couple of teaspoons of ground flax seed to many things that I bake, if the texture will support it.) Add flour mixture to pumpkin mixture and mix well.
- Dissolve the baking soda with the milk and stir into pumpkin mixture.
- Add vanilla and chocolate chips.
- Drop by spoonful on lightly greased cookie sheet and bake at 375 degrees F for approximately 12 minutes or until lightly brown and firm.
The family verdict: delish! They have a different texture than regular chocolate chip cookies – more spongy. And they are best kept in the ‘frig and served cold.
Unless, you eat them straight off the cookie sheet. That’s ALWAYS an good option, as far as I’m concerned!
Have you tried any new recipes this Fall? What are some of your favorites Fall flavors?