11.02.2009

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies With Chocolate Drizzle


October may have ended, but pumpkin is still in high demand -- at least by my stomach. The pumpkin cupcakes and pumpkin whoopie pies, while scrumptious, couldn't last forever. After making and eating those, I've been craving even more pumpkin, so I made these pumpkin cookies!

The original recipe comes from Culinate -- a sort of social networking site for those who are interested in eating well. (Check out the about page for more detail.) The only changes I made were to use regular sugar, and I didn't have almonds, so I skipped those. I rewrote the recipe below in an order that makes more sense for the way I'm used to baking.

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies with Chocolate Drizzle (adapted from Culinate)

Ingredients

2½ cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1½ tsp. cinnamon
¾ tsp. nutmeg
½ tsp. cloves
½ tsp. sea salt
1 stick unsalted butter, softened
1½ cups granulated sugar
1 egg
1 cup canned pumpkin
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

¼ lb. bittersweet chocolate (for drizzle)


Preparation

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper and spray with nonstick baking spray.

In a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, spices, and salt. Set aside.

In bowl of electric mixer, combine butter and sugar and beat until light and fluffy.

Add in egg, pumpkin, and vanilla extract.

Gradually add the dry ingredients, mixing just until combined. Fold in chocolate chips.

Using a round measuring teaspoon, scoop small globs of dough onto prepared cookie sheets.


Bake cookies for 4 minutes, rotate cookie sheets, and bake for an additional 4 minutes. Cookies should be light golden brown. Transfer cookies to cooling racks. Repeat with remaining dough.


Meanwhile, melt bittersweet chocolate in microwave in microwave-safe dish. Use a fork to generously drizzle the chocolate over the cookies. Expect to have a messy counter when you're finished.


If you don't dump one whole tray of cookies inside your oven (oops), you'll end up with about 150 mini cookies.


I brought these to our neighborhood block party, where they were very well received. Someone even filled a plate to bring some home.

And I absolutely loved them too. They were moist and chewy with the perfect amount of chocolate. If you love pumpkin and you love chocolate, you must make these!

Stay tuned for pumpkin scones, maybe pumpkin doughnuts, and some savory pumpkin dishes!

20 comments:

Megan said...

I am all about pumpkin right now - so I'll be waiting to see if you have a pumpkin soup in your roster.

I haven't found a good recipe yet - but I'm still looking.

Lara @ GoodCookDoris said...

These look fabulous! I love the combo of pumpkin and chocolate. I have a pumpkin choc. chip bread coming up soon on the blog - just haven't had time to write it up yet.

Jill said...

I love soft cookies and you just can't beat pumpkin and chocolate together! Great recipe! :)

Chef Fresco said...

Mmm I love everything pumpkin too! Love the drizzle of chocolate on top!

brandi said...

I love pumpkin cookies, but haven't made any yet. These sound great, and I love the chocolate drizzle :)

Shannon said...

ooh, more pumpkin deliciousness :) after i make more savory pumpkin bread pudding hopefully i'll get to some of these other treats!

Michele said...

Those cookies look so pretty and since you said they are chewy I'm going to have to try them! Thanks for posting this!

Sasha said...

Mm...sounds easy and delicious, I love it. And the chocolate drizzle on top really makes them look festive.
: )

Erika said...

Pumpkin and chocolate is such a good combo! I am trying not to bake too much right now (waistline is expanding) but I might have to try these, or your pumpkin whoopie pies!

stephchows said...

a site for eating well... but there is a stick of butter in it??? well either way they sure look tasty :)

Megan said...

Megan - I do want to make a pumpkin soup. I hope I get around to actually doing it!
Lara - Can't wait to see your chocolate chip pumpkin bread!
Jill, Chef Fresco, Brandi - I totally agree!
Shannon - I hear ya! My baking list is neverending. There are some savory pumpkin sage breads I want to make too.
Michele - They are chewy but chewy like dense cake (but not cakey if that makes sense) more than like chocolate chip cookie chewy.
Thanks, Sasha! They're not too difficult at all!
Erika - Let me know if you try these or the whoopie pies. I always have way too many baked good around (gym tonight!).
Steph - I should have said eating well as in organic/sustainable, not necessarily healthwise. But in my opinion, the more butter the better! :o)

Anonymous said...

strange question - i want to make these for thanksgiving but wont be at home and will not have time during the days just before... any way i can make and freeze? or is that ridiculous...

Lauren said...

You had me at pumpkin! However, the chocolate drizzle sounds pretty fantastic too =D.

Megan said...

I'm not so sure these would taste as good after being frozen, but you could always make a small test batch and try it. If you do, come back and let us all know how it goes!

Karine said...

Oh yeah! pumpkins :)

I love how your cookies are nicely drizzle with chocolate. Great combo of pumpkin and chocolate flavor :)

Kat said...

I love pumpkin anything and these look great. I just added pumpkin butter to my greek yogurt yesterday and it was wonderful. I have been wanting to make scones so looking forward to your pumpkin scones!

Gaby said...

this are a MUST make for me. everything looks so delicious!!!!!!

Maria said...

I love the drizzle!

Kerstin said...

Love that chocolate drizzle on top, these look fabulous!

Erika said...

Pumpkin and chocolate is such a good combo! I am trying not to bake too much right now (waistline is expanding) but I might have to try these, or your pumpkin whoopie pies!