Sunday, October 23, 2011

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies


I am a hopeless sugar junkie, and this past Sunday I found myself craving a classic fall dessert.  Something pumpkin was the order of the day.

As far as I have observed, pumpkin doesn't strongly feature in British cuisine.  But in America, it's a seasonal favourite.  We have the following pumpkin desserts available at this time of year: pie, cookies, cake, ice cream, muffins and cheesecake.  And those are just the pumpkin varieties that immediately spring to mind!  After hearing about this great recipe, I decided to go with the cookies.  They turned out quite well, and I am already eager for another batch.

Rounding up the ingredients
Wallet optional
Butter + White Sugar + Brown Sugar = Heart Disease
But isn't it worth it?
Adding the canned pumpkin
It smells like baby food -- blech
Mixing the Spices
I used milk chocolate chips in lieu of semi-sweet
Ready to bake...
...And voila!  Ready to eat!
Enjoying the fruits of my labour
Or is pumpkin a vegetable?
Can I say the vegetables of my labour? Hmm...

3 comments:

Brooke said...

mmmmm! They look divine! There is nothing better than pumpkin chocolate chip cookies with cider while watching "It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown" during the fall season!

Lindsay R said...

i have tried once to make pumpkin choco chip cookies and i failed. so tonight, i shall try again.

cute post. hope they tasted delish.

Lindsay

Diana said...

Brooke: haven't yet pulled out 'It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown' but need to get on it before Halloween.

Lindsay: I am definitely challenged in the kitchen, but this recipe was pretty easy to make. It's the only one I've ever tried, so I don't have much to compare it to -- but I thought they were pretty tasty! The family agreed.