What I've made (click to find the recipe):
- Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Pumpkin Oatmeal Raisin Cookies (I omitted the chocolate chips and used all raisins)
- Pumpkin Loaf with Maple Glaze
All of these recipes turned out really yummy! My favourite was the Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies. They had a soft texture and reminded me of the Chips Ahoy! Chewy cookies.
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies:
1/2 cup butter, melted
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
6 tablespoons pumpkin puree
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon allspice
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1. Whisk the melted butter, brown sugar, and white sugar together in a medium bowl until no brown sugar lumps remain. Whisk in the vanilla and pumpkin until smooth.
2. In a large bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and cloves. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix together. Fold in the semi-sweet chocolate chips. Cover the dough and chill for a minimum of 30 minutes.
3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Take the dough out of the refrigerator and roll dough into balls and place on greased baking sheet. Flatten the dough balls because they won't spread too much in the oven.
4. Bake cookies for 8-10 minutes. Move to a cooling rack.
The cookies almost looked under-cooked and very much like raw cookie dough. But I believe that's the pumpkin giving it that smooth, soft look. Plus, with no eggs in the recipe, you don't have to be too worried about this. The cookies definitely came out soft and chewy.
If you're a fan of pumpkin, I recommend trying out this recipe. I'll make it again the next time I have pumpkin puree to use up.
I still have a tiny bit of pumpkin leftover that I might use in a baked oatmeal recipe. Do you have any favourite pumpkin recipes?