I know that's a pretty bold statement to say that these are the best pumpkin chocolate chip cookies EVER, but I think it's true.
They are so melt-in-your-mouth delicious that I've decided to keep making them even after the holidays are over. That's how yummy they are. I'm having a lot of fun baking with canned pumpkin, and this recipe takes one cup. Of course there's more than one cup in a can, so I'm saving whatever is left and using it for the next recipe that calls for it. The leftover pumpkin adds up, and since I'm trying to be frugal with my baking costs, this is a big help.
My daughter and I, and my grandchildren, took some of the cookies to a sweet friend who has the most adorable baby ever. These are great cookies for sharing, and I know that whoever you might give them to will think you're wonderful.
The recipe calls for regular size chocolate chips but I didn't have quite enough. So instead, I used the mini sized and I actually think that's best. Either way, the pumpkin and chocolate blend together to give you a flavorful, soft cookie that stores well in an air-tight container. That is if you have any left over!
Recipe for Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
1/2 cup (1stick) unsalted butter, softened
3/4 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup pumpkin puree
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
In the bowl of an electric mixer (or handheld mixer) cream the butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg and vanilla. Add the pumpkin puree and stir until incorporated. Add the salt, baking soda, and cinnamon. Mix in the flour until fully combined. Fold in the chocolate chips.
Using a small sized cookie scoop, place the cookie dough onto the prepared baking sheet and bake for 12-13 minutes, or until lightly browned. Place on wire racks and let cookies cool completely.
Makes about 30 cookies.
-Post by Patricia