Monday, September 26, 2011

Pumpkin Spice Chocolate Chip Cookies

It's the most wonderful time of the year! Fall! Holidays will be approaching soon! It's not a million degrees outside! All around the world is smiling. Or at least my world is- I can't stand the summer and look longingly ahead to fall all year. What better way to celebrate fall than with a fall treat- pumpkin! Pumpkin flavored anything tends to be a winner in my mind. It's just so warm and comforting tasting. However, there appears to be a pumpkin shortage again this year. I couldn't find canned pumpkin in my usual stores but after calling a couple more I am the proud owner of a couple cans. Woo hoo- bring on the fall baking!

These cookies are delicious. I altered the original only by subbing all purpose flour for whole wheat pastry flour, but for some reason my cookies are quite thin compared to the image in the original. They came out of the oven beautifully puffy and quickly deflated. Believe me, a flat cookie is still a cookie, and these are awesome. Theres a whopping two teaspoons of pumpkin pie seasoning so that flavor is strong. If you don't love that spice cut it in half to one teaspoon, but I enjoy the warm pumpkin spice flavor. 

Source: Adapted slightly from Skinny Taste

1 cup all purpose flour
1/4 tsp baking soda
2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1/8 tsp salt
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 tbsp butter, melted
1 egg white
2 tbsp pumpkin puree
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips

1- Preheat the oven to 350. Line two baking sheets with silpats or spray with nonstick spray.
2- In a large bowl combine the sugars, butter, egg white, pumpkin, and vanilla. Stir well.
3- Add the flour, baking soda, salt, and pumpkin pie spice. Stir until well incorporated. 
4- Add the chocolate chips and stir until mixed.
5- Spoon by rounded spoonfulls and bake 8-10 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes before removing to a cooling rack. 


  1. Yay! Can't wait to try these. My can of Libby's is just dying to be used ;)

  2. I made these cookies this weekend and do agree, they do flatten out a bit! :) However, flat or not, they were delightful!