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Hot & Healthy October: Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

All right guys, it’s fall. And fall means pumpkin flavored everything. Pumpkin flavored coffee, pumpkin flavored bagels, even pumpkin flavored ice cream (which is actually really good. Seriously, go try it).

So instead of laughing at all the weird things the pumpkin fairy blesses this season, I decided to jump on the bandwagon and make these pumpkin flavored chocolate chip cookies.

Photo credit: Andrea Raby

So here’s what you need:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon soda
  • 1/2 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 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup canola or corn oil
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chocolate chips, or any chip you like

I know it’s a lot, but just go barrow spices from your mom. You will thank me later.

Ok then, it’s baking time. First mix together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and spices together. Then set that aside, we’ll use it in a little bit. Then mix together the eggs and the sugar until you can’t tell the difference between eggs and sugar anymore. Then mix that with the oil, vanilla and pumpkin. Then take the powdery mixture and blend that together with the eggy-pumpkin mixture. Finally, add the chocolate chips and you’re ready to go.

Photo credit: Andrea Raby

 

You’re going to want to cook those babies for 15-16 minutes at 325 degrees. Give them a little poke to make sure they’re done.

Still not sure you want to make these? Let me tell you the best things about these pumpkin wonders:

  1. They’re soft. Like, cake soft. My taste testers (aka my friends) were going on and on about how they tasted just like cake.
  2. They’re pretty healthy for a cookie. There’s only 100 calories per cookie, or 125 when you add the chocolate chips.

All in all, my eight taste testers gave me their opinion on these cookies and it was the same across the board: “Make these again!”

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