Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies & A B-day

There is just nothing like home baked cookies!  My family asks for these in particular fairly often.  And I love to make them because there is no rolling, cutting or thick dough to deal with.  Easy peasy.

This batch was made to send off to my sister in college for her birthday so I did not sub out any ingredients for healthier versions.  BUT, I did my usual undercooking and knew if I tried to send them they'd be a sticky mess.  So, they didn't make the cut for the goodie box but I did so enjoy eating them (all of them)!  You MUST try these cookies.  I did send her two other baked goodies though and will post those recipes shortly.  Apparently her care package was a big hit at the dorm.  Nearly 20 years later and I'm finally popular in school!  haha

1 cup pumpkin
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 egg
2 cups flour
2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp milk
1 tbsp vanilla
2 cups chocolate chips (or more!)

Heat oven to 350.  Combine the pumpkin, sugar, oil and egg.  In a separate bowl stir together the flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt.  Dissolve the baking soda in the milk and stir in.  Add flour mixture to the pumpkin mixture and mix well.

Add vanilla and chocolate chips.  Stir to combine.

Drop onto baking sheet and bake for about 10 minutes or to desired doneness.

Cool (or not) and enjoy!  These are chewy and gooey and super easy to make.  So good.
Happy belated 20th to my little baby sister!
Who made an awesome best "man" at our brother's wedding.
It seems like only yesterday the four of us were horsing around at mom's kitchen table trying to get you to smash those marshmallow peeps to a pulp.  You were the only one with good hair!
It's always been a blast hanging out with you. 
Although I don't think I ever got that shirt back.  :)
Even my puppy wuvs you.
 Cheers chica!  We love you!


  1. Your little sister is stunning.

    I am hopeless making cookies, to will have to try these out and see it they are as easy peasy as you say.

  2. Thanks Mango. She IS a cutie and those cookies are PERFECT for non-cookie bakers!

  3. Happy birthday to your little sister!! Hope she had a splendid day!
    I love cookies... I don't know if I've actually met one I didn't like... I'm sure these would be no exception!!!

  4. Happy belated birthday to your little sister!!!

    I’m gonna make these cookies this weekend. How many cookies did you end up having? When I bake cookies I usually make a dozen for 2 ½ people (lol). Thanks for sharing!!!

  5. Thank you Jenn. I'm a cookie fan too!

    FitMama - I think we got about 20 - 24 cookies. I like to make 'em big! :)

  6. Your sister is a beauty! Happy belated birthday to her! Your pup is soooo cute! You are so lucky to have a sister! I always wanted one. The cookies look and sound great! A must try! I really enjoyed this post and all your great photos!

  7. Thank you Pam. I had to wait until I was 16 to get a sister, but better late than never I guess. :) I hope you enjoy the cookies and thank you for checking out my post. Sometimes I just love to look at people's photos as much sa I like to look at my own.

  8. Happy Birthday to your baby sister!!! Love the pics... especially the old one with the hair! Reminds me of when I had a perm and had to use aqua-net to spray up my bangs!!

    I'm DEFINITELY trying these cookies!

  9. Happy Belated Birthday to your little sister! She's very pretty. ^_^ And your cookies look terrific as well... relly yummy! You guys are having so much fun. Hope you're having a wonderful weekend.

  10. Thanks girls. Me thinks she had a very nice bday with her college friends. Now if I can just get through this week, I think we can have some more fall fun soon! :)