What does one do when they fall down?
Get back up,
put on a cute outfit…
I said I’d be a cookie monster forever, but I didn’t say I would give up on being healthy. Pumpkin in cookies = healthy cookies, right?)
You can enjoy a couple of these cookies because they really aren’t that bad for you. I cut the sugar in half from the original recipe and added a little extra pumpkin. I accidentally omitted the salt, which makes them unintentionally healthier, but also makes them more scone/muffin like the next day. I definitely didn’t notice the lack of salt when they were fresh out of the oven, warm, aromatic and flush with oozy dark chocolate chips
After eating a few of these cuties I knew there was no way they would survive a weekend in my apartment. So, implemented the divide and conquer the temptation strategy: 1 large bag for Ted ‘s office, 1 medium bag for my office and a small tupperware to keep at home.
Adapted from George Duran’s Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 can pumpkin puree
- 2 cups flour: 1 cup regular + 1 cup white whole wheat flour
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 teaspoons baking soda
- 2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
- 1/2 bag Hershey’s dark chocolate chips (or get really chippy! have fun kids.)
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray cookie sheets with nonstick spray or line them with parchment paper.
Using a mixer, beat the butter until smooth, then beat in the sugars and egg. Add vanilla and pumpkin!
In a large bowl combine remaining dry ingredients. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the mixer. If the dough seems a little dry feel free to add some extra pumpkin.
Drop the cookie dough by rounded tablespoons onto the sprayed cookie sheet or parchment paper. Please note these cookies did not spread at all. If you want more uniform and flatter cookies i suggest using a scooper and/or molding them to the shape/density you want for the final product.
Bake for 12 minutes or until lightly browned around the edges and immediately remove to wire cookie racks to cool. Allow to cool for 2 minutes before chomping in.
Question of the day: What do you do when you need an immediate pick me up?
A good workout ALWAYS makes me feel good, but in a pinch actually styling my hair and putting on a cute outfit really does wonders.