Friday Food : Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Remember how I mentioned I not-so-secretly have been loving on ABC Family? Well, one of their newest shows is Bunheads. At first I thought it was going to be another fluffy show to kill time watching, but the woman behind it was behind Gilmore Girls a show I LOVED to quote and although the plots were never too great the dialogue was amazing. Bunheads is shaping up to be quite similar. Outside of the quip and wit, I noticed in the latest episode Michelle is comforted by the home baked goodness of pumpkin chocolate chip cookies. WHOA WHAT? Yep, those exist and I decided to finally pop open my can of pumpkin and use a bag of chips I had for “emergencies”. Cookies are emergencies, right?

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

What you will need:

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degree F
  2. Mix butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add vanilla, egg and pumpkin.
  3. Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and cinnamon.
  4. Beat in pumpkin mixture.
  5. Add the chocolate chips, mixing by hand!
  6. Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto greased cookie sheets. Or use parchment paper OR get stoneware like I use.
  7. Bake for 10-15 minutes. Larger cookies = longer times and of course all sorts of other variables influence cooking. Keep an eye on your babies people.

Photos and Comments:

The dough will be super sticky, to reduce this either add more flour or as I chose to do…place in the refrigerator and chill the dough. I chilled over night but 20-30 minutes should be helpful

I made the cookies two ways. 1) by plopping the dough randomly and 2) nice pretty circles. These cookies do not spread in the oven, you will know they’re done when the tops begin to feel hard.. I prefer the random look, see below for a shot of the “pretty”. Knowing this though, you could probably form them to be how you want for the most part before baking.

Do you ever find inspiration for baking or cooking from non-food focused shows?

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