Chewy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
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Serves: 2½ dozen
 
A chewy pumpkin cookie that is not cake like! A subtle pumpkin spice flavor with semi sweet chocolate chips. So delicious even those who don't love pumpkin will fall for these cookies!
Ingredients
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup brown brown sugar
  • ¼ cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 5 tablespoons pumpkin purée
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice*
  • ⅛ teaspoon cloves
  • 1½ cups flour**
  • 1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Line your cookie sheet with a silpat mat or parchment paper.
  2. Combine the butter and sugar in a large bowl and mix well (the mixture will be thick).
  3. Add the vanilla and pumpkin and mix until smooth.
  4. In another bowl, combine the flour, salt, soda & pumpkin pie spice, stir till combined.
  5. Add the flour mixture & chocolate chips to the wet ingredients, stir just until combined.
  6. Drop round balls on your prepared cookie sheet. Add a few extra chocolate chips on top of the dough ball if you want :)
  7. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until just golden brown on the edges. (Cooking time will depend on the exact size of your cookie and preferred doneness. I used a 1½" cookie scoop and like mine a little under done, and baked mine for 10 min).
  8. Cool slightly then move to a cooling rack.
Notes
*My pumpkin pie spice had cloves in it. If yours does not, add ⅛ teaspoon ground cloves. If you don't have pumpkin pie spice you can add ½ teaspoon cinnamon, ¼ teaspoon ginger, ⅛ teaspoon nutmeg, ⅛ all spice & a pinch of ground cloves.
**If making this just to eat (and not baking them) you may want to add a little less flour. Start with 1 cup and see what texture you prefer and go from there. You could also try oat flour (just blend oats in a blender) in place of the flour.
Recipe by Baked in AZ at http://bakedinaz.com/chewy-pumpkin-chocolate-chip-cookies/