Monday, October 26, 2009

Pumpkin cookies

For a few week now my son kept asking me for pumpkin cookies. And I have no idea why cookies and not muffins for instance. So I had to find a recipe and plus I knew I wanted to roast my own pumpkin. Well I ended up using butternut squash which did not really affected the taste. I cut it in half lengthwise, put it on a cookie sheet face down and roasted at 450 F (230C) for about 45 minutes. Then I scooped and pured the flash to get a nice silky consistency. I've got to tell you that it smelled absolutely heavenly!
Now I just couldn't wait to make the cookies. I used the recipe I found at all recipes dot com and it turned out really well. We love soft texture for cookies and these ones were almost like tiny pumpkin breads. They were awesome! I am sure I will make them more very soon.
1 cup pumpkin puree
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 egg
2 cups whole wheat pastry flour

1 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons pumpkin spice mix
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon milk
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 F (175C)

Combine first 4 wet ingredients. Then in a separate bowl mix all the dry ingredients. Then mix them together trying not to overdo otherwise the cookie will come out too crumbly.

Now mix in the chocolate chips. Drop the batter by spoonful on a prepared cookie sheet and bake for about 10 minutes or until golden brown on top.
Hope you willl enjoy them as much as we did.


  1. Oh, now I feel I also have to roast pumpkin! What is butternut squash? Some specific sort of pumpkins?
    I do like your blog.

  2. Thank you Vera
    Yes butternut squash is from the same pumpkin family but look more like a big orange eggplant and it's skin is rather hard.