Fall is here and to be honest, I am not one of those “I love everything about fall types of people.” In our house I chase the very last day of summer where as my husband can’t wait until he can put on a hooded sweatshirt and open the windows (which freezes me out!). Although we many not agree on our favorite seasons, we can agree on one thing: the deliciousness that comes with these pumpkin chocolate chip cookies that we make all fall.
I originally posted this recipe in 2014, but have since updated this post.
This is a recipe I have been making for years now and in 2014 I perfected this recipe to make these delicious cookies “better for you”. Now, a cookie is still a cookie, but when enjoying these you will have much less guilt. If you are going to enjoy a fall treat of chocolate and pumpkin this one is most likely “better for you”, but it doesn’t mean you can eat the whole batch.
This is the one cookie I love to make and do often. I love that this recipe only requires one bowl, and dirties very few dishes in the process. The best thing about it is that you don’t have to use a mixer!
The pumpkin in these cookies makes them super soft and moist. Beware, you probably won’t want to stop eating these. Since I have spent so much time perfecting these, they have been in my house too often this fall. I often serve them when having guests or deliver them to friends otherwise I would eat them all.
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
1 cup canned pumpkin
1/2 cup sugar
1 ripe banana mashed
1/4 cup coconut oil
1/4 cup applesauce
2 cups whole wheat flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon baking soda in 1 teaspoon mil
1 to 1 1/2cups dark chocolate chips
– Combine pumpkin, sugar, banana, coconut oil, applesauce, vanilla and egg.
– Add flour, baking powder, cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice and salt.
– Add baking soda/milk mixture. Mix well.
– Stir in chocolate chips.
– Drop by spoon full on greased cookie sheet (I grease with coconut oil spray)
– Cook at 375 degrees for 8-12 minutes.
– Let sit/cool for awhile for them to “set.”
Whether you are lover of all things fall or a summer-chaser like me, I can assure you of one thing: you will love these cookies! Take the time out of your day to slow down, bake some cookies and enjoy this special treat.