Pumpkin Cookies

September 25th, 2010 by Erin Gennow
Pumpkin Cookies

Pumpkin Cookies

These soft, scrumptious pumpkin cookies are always a hit, even with people who don’t normally like pumpkin flavored foods.  So many people have told me, “I don’t like pumpkin, but I love these cookies.”

The white chocolate chips act as icing distributed throughout the cookies, adding an elegant decadence.  I’m normally not a huge white chocolate fan, but I must admit, it is essential in these cookies – a great match with the pumpkin.  For me, the key is to use good-quality white chocolate.

I usually bake these cookies starting at the beginning of October and through the holidays.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 12-14 minutes per batch

Serves: About 3 dozen cookies

Ingredients

2 cups all-purpose flour

2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

1 teaspoon ground cloves

1 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 cup softened unsalted butter (room temperature)

½ cup granulated sugar

½ cup packed brown sugar

1 cup pure pumpkin puree (fresh or from a can, make sure it’s no sugar is added)

1 large egg

2 teaspoons vanilla

12 oz package of white chocolate chips (I use Ghirardelli)

Process:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Combine 2 cups of flour, 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon, 1 teaspoons ground cloves, 1 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg, 1 teaspoon baking soda in a bowl.  Whisk to combine.

Cream together the 1 cup butter, ½ cup granulated sugar, and ½ cup packed brown sugar until mixture is uniform and creamy.  Beat in the 1 cup of pumpkin, 1 egg, and 2 teaspoons of vanilla until blended.

Gradually beat the flour mixture into the butter mixture 1/3 at a time, just until combined.

Slowly stir in the white chocolate chips.

Spoon large heaping tablespoons of dough onto baking sheets, about 1 ½” apart.  Cookies will spread.

Bake for 12-14 minutes until just set.  Rotate baking sheet half-way through baking.

Cool cookies on baking sheets on cooling racks.

Store in an airtight container when completely cooled.

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