I know that fall is the time for pumpkin everything, and over the past few weeks my Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookie (my favorite!) recipe has been very popular, so I decided to share with you a variation I made for a tailgate (Go Terps!) in mid-October, Pumpkin Cinnamon Chip Cookies. They have a delicious pumpkin flavor which is complimented by a classic pairing of cinnamon. The Pumpkin Cinnamon Chip Cookies I made have two variations from the original recipe, one, as you can tell from the name, they have cinnamon chips instead of chocolate chips (I know it seems counter intuitive that I’m replacing chocolate with cinnamon because “chocolate makes everything better” is essentially my life motto, but these cookies were still delicious, which I think attests to the pure awesomeness of the cookie themselves) and they have no butter, I used extra pumpkin instead (I could lie to you and say that this substitution was to make them healthier but we’re all friends here and the truth is that after going to the grocery store I came home and realized we were out of butter and I was too lazy to go back and buy some. Regardless, the cookies still tasted delicious, the texture was just less cake-y).
Start by mixing together the pumpkin, sugar, egg, and vanilla.
In a separate bowl mix together flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt.
Mix the dry and wet ingredients together and then stir in the cinnamon chips.
You should be able to find cinnamon chips in the baking aisle next to the chocolate chips (feel free to buy chocolate chips too because let’s be honest, you can never have too much chocolate in your life, and if you’re like me you’ll go home and decide you should make a batch of cinnamon chip cookies and a batch of chocolate chip cookies because you don’t want chocolate to get jealous…)
Spoon the dough onto greased cookie dough sheets and pop them in the oven.
Take them out and smell the delicious aroma of pumpkin and cinnamon.
Enjoy a cookie (or 6, these things are seriously addicting) and share with your friends!
Pumpkin Cinnamon Chip Cookies
Yields 3 dozen cookies
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 1/2 cups canned (or fresh cooked) pumpkin
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup cinnamon chips
1 cup nuts (or an additional 1 cup of cinnamon chips)
– Preheat oven to 350°
– Cream together the pumpkin and sugar, then beat in egg and vanilla
– Stir together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt
– Alternate adding dry ingredients and pumpkin to the butter/sugar mixture
– Then stir in the cinnamon chips and nuts
– Drop by spoonful onto greased cookie sheets
– Bake at 350° for 10-12 mintues