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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

I had originally intended these to be pumpkin and walnut cookies, but the kids out-voted me.  I made this recipe for our Halloween ‘Boo’s’ (an American tradition I’m trying to bring to Denmark) out of salvaged pumpkin from the jack-o-lantern we made.  Its a soft-cookie recipe, very yummy, very Autumn-y.  Oh, and just to repeat myself yet again, my metric-US system conversions are not exact and the US version will be slightly sweeter as a result.

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 150g /a stick and a half, butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 100g/ half a cup, white sugar
  • 100g /half a cup, brown sugar
  • 1tsp vanilla extract (or 2.5 tsp vanilla sugar)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • a pinch of salt
  • 2 tsp cinnamon (and/or nutmeg, and/or clove, and/or pumpkin pie spice.  Whatever you like and/or is available to you.)
  • 320g/2.5 cups, flour
  • 25g /probably about a cup, finely chopped fresh pumpkin (for those of you not making jack-o-lanterns or otherwise cutting up pumpkins this year, canned pumpkin should be fine, though I would use less than a cup if using canned and US measurments.)
  • chocolate chips

Cook:

  1. Pre-heat oven to 170’C/350’F ish
  2. Mix ingredients in a large bowl roughly in the order listed
  3. Drop cookies onto a parchment lined or greased pan and bake 10-12 minutes
  4. Cool on a cooling rack

Yields about 30 average-sized cookies.

-Ariel

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October 11, 2009 at 12:15 pm 5 comments

Adult Chocolate Chip Cookies

No, not the X-rated kind (although they do keep their shape fantastically with cookie cutters…)  These chocolate chip cookies taste a bit more mature (for lack of a thesaurus on hand) than the usual sugary make-with-your-kids tollhouse versions.  Though honestly I did make these with kids, and they loved them even though there is no butter in the batter and about a third less sugar than most recipes I’ve seen.  The parents loved them so much that Friday they let me swap my chores to bake 90 of these cookies (and a coffee cake whose recipe I can’t share on implied death threat from my grandma; you know how secret family recipes are) for a party they had Saturday night.  I’ll take baking over vacuuming any day.

This batch is scaled down from my 90 cookie recipe, but it’ll still yield 30 spoonful-drop sized cookies.  (Pics below.)

Adult Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 3 eggs
  • 2.33 deciliters /1 cup vegetable oil
  • 100g /half a cup white sugar
  • 100g /half a cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla (and/or almond extract, delicious)
  • 1tsp baking powder
  • 385g / 3 cups flour
  • chocolate chips

Bake:

  1. Pre-heat oven to 180’C / 350’F
  2. Mix ingredients in the order listed into a large mixing bowl
  3. Shape and drop on a baking pan (I line mine for easy clean up, but it isn’t necessary to line or grease the pan, there is enough oil in the cookies as is.)
  4. Bake 8-12 minutes depending on the thickness of the cookies.  Remove from pan and place on cooling rack when done.

Important Things to Note:

  • Before adding the flour, this is the ugliest looking batter I’ve ever come across.  It is oily and brown and strong-tasting.  Don’t let this stop you!
  • Because of the high-oil content, it is very difficult to shape by hand.  It’ll roll out fine for cookie cutters (and keep the exact shape it has when going into the oven) but if you want round cookies, use a spoon to scoop out the desired amount and another to scrape it off.  It WILL stick to your hands, much more so than other recipes I’ve used.
  • This cookie will not turn golden brown the way buttery, sugary recipes will.  The edges will brown slightly, but the cookie is done when it no longer looks wet on top.  Unless you are shaping massive cookies, take it out of the oven after 12 minutes.  After the first batch you’ll get a good feel for it.

Please don’t let my notes scare you!  This is a very easy cookie to make and a very delicious one at that!  (If it wasn’t, would I have spent Friday morning baking 90 of them?  Especially since Thursday I’d baked a batch with the kids?)  Anyway, here are some pics:

-Ariel

October 4, 2009 at 4:20 am 2 comments


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