Friday, November 19, 2010
Pumpkin cookies (or you could call these "Thanksgiving Cookies"
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
1 cup butter (2 sticks), softened
2 cups dark brown sugar, packed (light works too)
2 teaspoons vanilla
3/4 cup canned pumpkin
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 Tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
12 ounces white chocolate chips
1 1/2 cups chopped pecans
3/4 cup Craisins
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter, sugar, egg and vanilla with an electric mixer. Add pumpkin and mix well.
In a separate bowl, stir together the flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, and pumpkin pie spice.
Combine the dry ingredients with the wet ingredients and mix well.
Add the white chocolate chips, pecans, and crasins; stir until combined.
Measure 1/4 cup portions and place 2 inches apart on a greased baking sheet. (can line with parchment paper if you want instead of greasing the pan). Bake cookies for 12 to 15 minutes or until they are just beginning to brown slightly around the edges. Cookies will seem undercooked when they come out, but when cool, they will be crispy around the edges and soft in the center.
Makes 2 dozen cookies (or more is using less than 1/4 cup portions)