***UPDATE 11/26/08*** Everyone I coerced into tasting this decided it was really good, so I think it’s really good now. It was split as to if it should be more cookie and less cakey though. I’ll make them again and experiment. Yay! ***END UPDATE***
Hi, I made me some cookies.
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
Recipe courtesy George Duran-Duran*
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
1 cup white sugar
1 cup light brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup canned pumpkin puree
3 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon**
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger**
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg**
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves**
2 cups (12-ounce bag) milk chocolate chips, not semisweet
Nonstick cooking spray or parchment paper
Heat the 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. Beat in the white and brown sugars, a little at a time, until the mixture is light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs 1 at a time, then mix in the vanilla and pumpkin puree. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and cloves. Slowly beat the flour mixture into the batter in thirds. Stir in the chips. Scoop the cookie dough by heaping tablespoons onto the prepared cookie sheets and bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until the cookies are browned around the edges. Remove the cookie sheets from the oven and let them rest for 2 minutes. Take the cookies off with a spatula and cool them on wire racks.
I didn’t hate these cookies. I didn’t love them either. I didn’t get 60 cookies out of this recipe. Next time I make these, I’m going to make them smaller and cut out maybe 1/2 a cup of flour. It was awfully bready/cakey. I prefer a crisper cookie (though not super hard/crunchy/burned). Soft as they were, they were still super delicious.
* I think George Duran’s name should be George Duran Duran. It sounds better that way.
** I’m lazy and substituted 2 tsp of pumpkin pie spice for all of these ingredients.