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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

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In case you haven’t noticed, everyone goes pretty crazy for anything pumpkin-flavoured come September 1st. If you feel like eating your pumpkin rather than drinking it, but you’re not up for baking a pie, here is a super healthy pumpkin chocolate chip cookie recipe that tastes unhealthy. In a good way. If you want to make them gluten-free as well, use whatever gluten-free flour you prefer instead of the whole wheat flour that’s called for. Also, be sure to use pumpkin puree and not pumpkin pie filling. It’s an easy mistake to make, and it will drastically change the flavour of your cookies, for the worse.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/8 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted then cooled
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup pumpkin puree
  • 3/4 cup chocolate chips

PREPARATION

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees, and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Whisk together the flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and cloves.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine the coconut oil and sugars together using a mixer. Add the vanilla and pumpkin until everything is combined.
  4. Slowly add in the dry ingredients and continue mixing until thoroughly combined, and then stir in the chocolate chips.
  5. Place large, rounded tablespoons of the mixture on the prepared baking sheet, and bake the cookies for 10 to 12 minutes. Let the cookies cool completely before serving.

Recipe source: twopeasandtheirpod.com

Featured image source: twopeasandtheirpod.com

Lynn Hachette

Lynn Hachette began her career in journalism as a fashion columnist for her university newspaper, and her love for writing quickly developed. She went on to become a co-editor-in-chief of the newspaper, writing about everything from local politics to technology to popular culture. Lynn since completed her master’s in journalism, and has made a career out of her passion. She also loves reading, cooking, puppies and bad TV.

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