16 November 2009

let's talk cookies.

because it is one of the things i do best. i understand that i have had an overload of pumpkin, and chocolate, and pumpkin mixed with chocolate on this blog, but it's the husbands favorite, and i aim to please. plus...it's a cheap saturday night date. i could not, not share this recipe with y'all. these are by far the best of the best pumpkin chocolate cookies i have ever made, and it may be the last recipe i'll ever use. i don't know if it is the extra large guittard chocolate chips used in the process, or the soft, delectably-oversized cookies themselves, but this particular recipe can't be beat. soft and chubby - just like i'm becoming by consuming the entire batch - these cookies melt in your mouth and will make your holidays very, very happy.  

the great pumpkin chocolate chip cookie 
{adapted from big fat cookies}

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp. freshly grated nutmeg (i used ground nutmeg)
1/4 tsp. ground cloves
2 eggs 
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup canola oil
1 cup canned pumpkin
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 (overflowing) cup chocolate chips

1. position rack in the middle of the oven, preheat to 325 degrees. line two baking sheets with parchment paper, and lightly grease.
2. stir together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and spices together in a medium bowl and set aside. 
3. in a large bowl, beat the eggs and sugar together on medium speed until smooth and lightened in color, about 1 minute. 
4. on low speed, mix in oil, pumpkin and vanilla until blended.
5. mix in flour mixture. stir in chocolate chips. 
6. using 1/4 cup measuring cup or large spoon, scoop mounds of dough onto prepared pan (leaving 2 1/2 inches in between).
7. bake the cookies one sheet at a time, about 16 minutes, or until tops of cookies are firm, and a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. 
8. cool cookies on baking sheet 5 minutes, then transfer to rack to cool completely (ours never make it to this step). 
9. dust cookies with powdered sugar or leave alone - both delicious!

and what do you do with an excess of chocolate chips....??

make dipping chocolate of course. 

project thankful: i am thankful for netflix and their quick delivery of dr. quinn medicine woman, as the dvds are my best friend here in san francisco...outside of the husband of course. 

happy monday. xo.


Carlee said...

Will you come home and cook for me:)
Missss you!!!

Krista said...

i don't know laura...i made some last week with a br. sugar caramel frosting that were to die for!
and i just signed up again for netflix..and got the roku so i can instantly watch on my t.v. LIFE CHANGING.

Anna said...

dr. quinn medicine woman... that's something uncle craig would probably like too.