It’s officially fall: I’ve made pumpkin chocolate chip cookies. And healthy ones, to boot. My friend Shardae is a fabulous baker and when she gave this healthy recipe her seal of approval, I knew they would be delicious and taste anything but healthy.
Healthy Pumpkin Cookies That Don’t Taste Healthy
- 1 cup canned pumpkin (not pumpkin pie mix)
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 1 egg
- 1 Tbs. vanilla
- 2 cups whole wheat flour
- 2 tsp. baking powder
- 2 tsp. cinnamon
- 1/8 tsp. nutmeg
- 1/8 tsp. ground cloves
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1 tsp. milk
- 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- Combine pumpkin, sugar, applesauce, egg and vanilla and mix well (we’ll call this the WET mixture)
- Combine by whisking: flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and salt in a separate bowl (aka DRY mixture)
- Dissolve baking soda in milk, then add to WET mixture
- Gradually add DRY mixture to WET and mix until just combined
- Fold in chocolate chips
- Grease cookie sheet and use an ice cream scoop to measure out
- Bake for 10-12 minutes until they no longer look wet
- Let sit on pan for 2 minutes then remove to a wire rack to cool
*note: Shar’s recipe didn’t call for nutmeg or cloves. But I’m obsessed with those spices so I added them. Feel free to leave them out.
*Once you put these in a tupperware, they get kind of sticky. So, I make them in small batches (refrigerating the leftover dough) and just leave them out until they are eaten.
Make pumpkin cookies. Eat. Enjoy. Be happy. Maizey approves this message.
Do you have something you bake that officially signals fall to you? Pumpkin cookies and pumpkin bread are my must-bakes before it’s really fall for me.