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Thursday, October 21, 2010

Pumpkin chocolate chip Cookies

It's Autumn, and everyone is digging out their pumpkin recipes! I found this one on a calorie tracking website i use called My Fitness Pal. It is a great site, and these are supposed to be healthier cookies, I have put the ingredients into their recipe database, and 20 cookies comes out to about 75 calories each! Can't go wrong there!

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip cookies.

1 cup Flour.
1/2 cup oatmeal.
1/2 tsp baking soda.
1/2 tsp cinnamon.
little less than 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce.
1/2 cup brown sugar.
1 egg.
1/2 tsp vanilla extract.
1/2 cup pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie mix)
1/2 cup chocolate chips.

Mix together flour, oatmeal, soda, and cinnamon. Set aside. In another bowl, blend brown sugar and apple sauce. Add egg; blend well. Add vanilla and pumpkin puree; mix until blended, then add flour mixture and chocolate chips.

Drop by teaspoonful on cookie sheets; bake at 350 F for 10 to 12 minutes.



The batter was very wet, so i only put 5 cookies on a sheet expecting them to spread significantly. They pretty much stayed the same size and shape. The recipe states to cook them 8 to 10 minutes; i kept them in for 12 and still think they ought to have been in a couple minutes longer. They are set, but the bottoms did not brown well. The recipe made 20 cookies, and they are delicious! 


I might try it again with raisins instead of chips, and nutmeg instead of cinnamon. I still have lots of pumpkin left, and only one other recipe i want to try; pumpkin in a can is actually pretty cheap around here all year long, to, so i have the chance to make these again and again!


4 comments:

  1. These sound really good! I havent had a pumpkin cookie in awhile and esp. with choco chips!!! Yum!

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  2. Oohh, I just made pumpkin chocolate chip cookies and was hoping to find a healthier version. I'll have to give these a try. Thank you!

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  3. I have never had a pumpkin cookie before today, i can't wait to make them again; and the first batch is not even gone yet!

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