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pumpkin chocolate chip cookies

I can’t believe I haven’t posted these before. You have to make these for Halloween weekend! Everyone will love you for it.

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

{I usually double or triple this recipe because as it is, it only makes about a dozen or so, and I could eat that many all by myself!}

1 c. canned pumpkin

1 c. white sugar

1/2 c. vegetable oil

1 egg

1 Tbs. Vanilla

1 tsp. baking soda

1 tsp. milk

2 c. flour

2 tsp. cinnamon

1 tsp. cloves

1 tsp. nutmeg

1/2 tsp. salt

2 tsp. baking powder

1 or 1 1/2 c. chocolate chips (depending on how chocolatey you want them)

  1. Combine pumpkin, sugar, oil, egg and vanilla. In a small bowl, dissolve the teaspoon of baking soda in the milk, then add to pumpkin mixture. In a separate bowl, stir together flour, spices, salt and baking powder. Add to pumpkin mixture. Stir in chocolate chips.

  2. Drop by spoonful on greased or parchment paper lined cookie sheets. Bake at 350 degrees for about 10 or 11 minutes, until firm and lightly browned. Let cool completely before removing from pan. They taste best cold from the refrigerator with a glass of milk if you ask me!

Soft Gingersnaps

Try not to eat them all like I did.

Soft Gingersnaps:

1/2 c. butter, softened

1/4 c. canola oil

1 egg

1 c. sugar

1/4 c. molasses

2 c. plus 2 T. flour

2 tsp. baking soda

1 tsp. ginger

1 tsp. cinnamon

1 tsp. cloves

1/2 tsp. salt

sugar for coating

Beat the butter and oil together until combined. Mix in the egg, sugar and molasses.

In a separate bowl combine the flour, soda, spices and salt. Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture and stir until just combined. Roll dough into 1-inch balls and roll in sugar to coat. Bake at 350 for 8-10 min. or until puffed and cracked. Makes 4 dozen.

P.S. These are perfect for making ice cream sandwiches.

Chocolate Freak Out!

Oh, I can’t tell you how much I love laughing at these pictures!  Nina’s little friend Wyatt was playing at our house, and I let them lick the spatulas and bowl after I mixed up this cookie dough.  Here’s the recipe if you want to have a little chocolate freak out of your own!

Totally Chocolate Cookies (Nigella Lawson’s recipe, I just doubled it here.  Makes about 4 dozen.)

8 oz. semisweet chocolate

2 c. flour

1/2 c. unsweetened cocoa, sifted

2 tsp. baking soda

1 tsp. salt

1 c. soft butter

1 c. brown sugar

1/2 c. granulated sugar

2 tsp. vanilla

2 eggs

4 c. semisweet chocolate chips (mint chips are so good too, you have to try it sometime!)


  1. Preheat oven to 325.  Melt the 8 oz. chocolate

  2. Measure the flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt into a bowl

  3. Cream the butter and sugars in another bowl.  Add the melted chocolate and mix together.

  4. Beat in the vanilla and egg, then mix in the dry ingredients.  Stir in the chocolate chips.

  5. Scoop out tablespoon-sized mounds and place on lined baking sheet about 2 1/2 inches apart.  Do not flatten them.

  6. Bake for 12 min, or until cracked on top and mostly set. 

  7. Leave to cool on baking sheet 4-5 min, then transfer to a cooling rack to harden as they cool.