I’d first like to mention this is NOT a healthy recipe 🙂 BUT it sure is fabulous! Every so often I get the urge to bake, and that’s exactly what happened last weekend. Now, I am on this kick to loose 20 pounds by December, so this recipe does not fall into that category. However, this is such an amazing recipe for the holidays I just had to share it with everyone.
This recipe makes so many cookies so I gave all but like 4 away, I figured better to give them away then keep them within arms reach of me. I got so many compliments on these cookies and I have already had people ask me for the recipe. And here it is!
- 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 (you can even try white chocolate chips too)
- 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.
Definitely try these out if you have a chance. Perfect for a Thanksgiving dessert or just for a cozy rainy Friday night. Either way you and your guests will enjoy these yummy treats.
(I didn’t take any during photos just because I made such a disaster, had cookie dough all over the kitchen, even behind me on the fridge. lol )