Friday, September 25, 2009

10/28 Its finally time for.....

I know these don't look as pretty as the ones you buy
in the store. I didn't smoothe them out or use an ice cream
scoop. I smacked them on the sheet and called it good.
They taste the same and look like a mess when my kids get
a hold of them anyway.

My FAVORITE thing ever....

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip cookies. I know that this isn't a recipe blog, and I have been thinking about food alot but really I just can't help it. I can blame it on the pregnancy I guess, but even if I wasn't pregnant I would still be looking forward to these fabulous cookies. I know there is no rule that you can't make these all year long, but they just taste BETTER in the Fall. Silly I know. So I have tried about 5 versions now of these cookies. Several recipes and then of course the easy peasy Spice cake mix and can of pumpkin. They are all good... but tonight I tried THE absolute best recipe ever. My friend Marcy had this recipe its supposedly the recipe for the Maceys grocery store cookies. Who knows, but these are honestly just as yummy and soft and DELICIOUS. So here it is!!

Copied right from my Word Doc:

"The Pumpkin Chip cookie is by far one of my favorite treats. I first stumbled on it when I was in Utah at a grocery store called Macys. Yes, just like the department store only this place was an actual grocery store. A couple friends of mine were so kind to send me a plate of Macys Pumpkin Chip Cookies after I left. I have tried many recipes through the years with no such luck. They all came out too rich, too gummy, too wet, too cakey, not enough cakeiness. After a while I pretty much gave up. When I saw the picture on Joy the baker I decided to pull out the can of pumpkin that has been patiently sitting in the pantry and try it. All it took was one bite and I was satisfied. I had finally found the recipe.

The recipe calls to drop the dough using a 1/4 cup ice cream scoop but that amount produced enormous cookies. Next time I will try my 2 tablespoon scoop. I did not have nutmeg to grate either so I used ground nutmeg instead.

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
2 eggs
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup canola or corn oil (or I substituted the oil for butter (Nicole)

1 cup canned pumpkin
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup chocolate chips, or any chip you like such as mini chips, butterscotch or both.

Position a rack in the middle of the oven. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper and butter the paper. (I used a plain greased cookie sheet and it worked fine)

Stir the flour, powder, soda, salt and cinnamon together in a medium bowl; set aside. In a large bowl, beat the eggs and sugar until smooth and light in color. Stir in the oil, pumpkin, and vanilla until blended. Fold in the dry ingredients until all the flour is incorporated. Mix in the chips.
Using an ice cream scoop with a 1/4-cup capacity, scoop mounds of the dough onto the prepared baking sheets, spacing the cookies at least 2 1/2-inches apart. You could also simply use a 1/4-cup measuring cup if you dont have an ice cream scoop. Use a thin metal spatula to smooth and flatten the rounds.

Bake the cookies one sheet at a time until the tops feel firm and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out dry, about 16 minutes. Cool them on the baking sheet for 5 minutes, then transfer the cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.

Dust the cooled cookies lightly with powdered sugar (optional). The cookies can be stored in a tightly covered container at room temperature for up to 4 days. "

Give them a try, you will NOT be sorry!!

3 People Had Somethin' to Say:

Nancy said...

How about you just make a batch for me? JK!!!!!

Til said...

I really don't know how to THANK YOU for posting this recipe!!! I have been on the hunt for one too!!!! THANK YOU!!!!!!! I WILL be making these today!

Bonnie said...

I just made a batch of Kneaders Pumpkin Choc chip cookies, then I read your blog! I absolutely love this time of year and pumpkin cookies!!!