Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip "Pillowy Soft" Cookies

Not exactly on the P90X work out plan, but I had to make something for our "harvest" potluck lunch at work tomorrow. 

If you love pumpkin and are crazy for chocolate, let me tell you, this is the perfect recipe for you!

-1 cup canned pumpkin
-1 cup granulated sugar (just regular old *knock on your neighbor's door, "Can I borrow a cup of sugar?" sugar)
-1/2 cup vegetable oil
-1 egg
-2 cups of all purpose flour
-2 tsp baking powder
-2 tsp ground cinnamon
-1/2 tsp salt
-1 tsp baking soda
-1 TBSP vanilla extract
-1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips (I added a few more just to be safe :)

1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Beat together pumpkin, sugar, vegetable oil, vanilla and egg. In a separate bowl, stir together flour, baking powder and soda, ground cinnamon, and salt. 
2. Slowly add the dry mixture the wet mixture while beating on low.
3. Stir in chocolate chips :)
4. Shape and flatten dough on cookie sheet, bake for about 11 minutes or until slightly darker and firm.

My Two Cents
-I made cookies about the size of my palm and that worked out just right.
-The dough is a lot more moist then most cookie doughs, don't be alarmed, your hands just might get a little messy so be prepared with a spoon to help and a towel to clean up when you're done.
-The cookies are very fluffy and airy, so do not store in a tight closed container, let them breathe :) A Tupperware with an open lid or a container with some foil over it will be just fine 

I can't lie I did I have to try one - just to make sure they weren't poisonous of course, they weren't thank goodness.  I feel like I did really well at Plyometrics tonight, much better than last week at least, so I don't feel so bad :)

From my little tiny kitchen to yours, hope you love this recipe as much as I do!



  1. I have to tell you this sounds DELICIOUS

  2. My roommate made these cookies last our last fall living together before we moved in with our respective boyfriends. We ate them every day for breakfast. It was so bad. This makes me want to make them and re-live that magical/fattening time in my life. Thanks for the inspiration!

  3. They ARE delish Jaimie, and I got rave reviews at the potluck!

    Kate - I can only imagine, those would do some major damage! But yum! Cheers to simpler/magical fattening times :)