There is something about fall that just makes me crave pumpkin. Pumpkin pie, pumpkin spice latte, pumpkin chocolate chip cookies... you get the idea.
I whipped up a batch of these cookies this weekend to take to visit with my little cousins (and Kevin and Gaylene too, of course). They were gone in a number of minutes, so I think it's safe to say they were a hit.
They're super duper easy to make and create such a yummy cake-like cookie.
Here's the recipe via allrecipes.com:
* 1 cup canned pumpkin
* 1 cup white sugar
(I only used half a cup and they were still sweet and delish)
* 1/2 cup vegetable oil
(I read a good tip you could substitute this with applesauce instead, I might try this next time)
* 1 egg
* 2 cups all-purpose flour
* 2 teaspoons baking powder
* 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
* 1/2 teaspoon salt
* 1 teaspoon baking soda
* 1 teaspoon milk
* 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
* 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
* 1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
1. Combine pumpkin, sugar, vegetable oil, and egg. In a separate bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, ground cinnamon, and salt. Dissolve the baking soda with the milk and stir in. Add flour mixture to pumpkin mixture and mix well.
2. Add vanilla, chocolate chips and nuts.
3. Drop by spoonful on greased cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees F for approximately 10 minutes or until lightly brown and firm (I ended up baking them for closer to 13 - 15 minutes).
Mike and I had a great time hanging with the boys. Aren't they just the sweetest little faces? They are such good little guys with so much energy (I'm sure the sugar rush of the cookies had nothing to do with it ;)
I hope you had a great weekend too!