Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies (Egg Free)
I know it seems all wrong to be baking with pumpkin as we’re approaching the summer months but as I was walking through the natural foods store the $2 cans of organic pumpkin puree were calling out to me! Earlier in the week I baked up some Oatmeal pumpkin muffins and I had half of a can of pumpkin left in the fridge. I recalled coming across this recipe for Pumpkin chocolate chip cookies when browsing through the recipes from my Secret Recipe Club assigned blog This Mama Cooks!
Now I’m normally not a fan of a puffy cake like cookie but these are actually pretty good and the kids loved them. I did make a few changes from the recipe….I used sugar instead of stevia. How totally wrong does that sound?? I took a healthier version and put the sugar back in, but sugar is what we have on hand in the kitchen. I also used butter in place of shortening in the recipe as that is also what was readily available in our kitchen.
I think that these Pumpkin cookies will make a great lunch box treat!
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies (Egg free!!!) recipe from This Mama Cooks makes about 4 dozen
2 cups of brown sugar or Stevia extract in the Raw
- 1 cup of butter or organic shortening
- 1-15oz can of pumpkin puree
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 2 cups whole wheat flour
- 2 tsp baking soda
- 2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 cup chocolate chips
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
Cream the butter and the sugar together. Add the pumpkin puree and vanilla and mix. (my mixture looked a little curdled here but have no fear, the flour will fix everything!)
Whisk the flours together with the baking soda and cinnamon and then mix into the pumpkin/butter mixture. Stir in the chocolate chips. Using a cookie dough scoop, or a large tablespoon, scoop balls of cookie dough and put them on a parchment covered baking sheet. Flatten the dough balls with the heel of your hand and bake for 12-15 minutes until the cookies are puffed up and look done all the way through.
Remove to racks to cool.
Enjoy and be sure to check the link below for all of the other Secret Recipe Club posts from group B for the month of June!