Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

It's that time of year again! Pumpkins are ready for harvest and on such crisp autumn days, there is nothing like the fragrance and flavor of a delicious seasonal cookie!  

It's recommended that we have a good source of Vitamin A every other day. It's best utilized by our bodies if the resource is cooked and served with some type of fat. Do you cook carrots or orange squash every other day? I don't, but resolve to do better. I'm quite sure my university sons aren't eating dark orange veggies every other day either. So, this evening I baked cookies to send to them. Vegan and filled with Vitamin A, I think they'll enjoy them. Here's the recipe if you'd like a sweet and tasty way to get your vitamins!

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

A delicious, moist cookie that freezes very well.

2 cups sugar
1 cup oil
1 (15 1/2 ounce) can solid pumpkin puree
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
12 ounces vegan semisweet chocolate chips
1 cup chopped walnuts

Cream the sugar, shortening, pumpkin and vanilla together. Mix until well blended. In another bowl, stir together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and cinnamon. Stir the flour mixture into the creamed mixture. Stir gently until combined. Add the chocolate chips and walnuts. Mix together. Drop by teaspoonsful onto an ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 375 degrees F. for 12 - 15 minutes.

These cookies are delicious; cake-like and the type that melt in your mouth. I think their flavor would be enhanced by a pinch of salt in the recipe. Although this is not a gluten-free recipe, I think it would be very easily converted by the use of a gluten-free flour blend in place of the all-purpose flour. The walnuts in this recipe add Omega-3's to the diet, and of course we all know that the chocolate is very good for us and high in anti-oxidants

Note:  Carob chips work well in this recipe as a substitute for chocolate chips.


  1. Thanks for revisiting this recipe :)

  2. Yum:)Gonna have to try those out. Thanks for shaing LaDonna.:)

  3. Can't wait to try these! I love anything pumpkin!

  4. Yum! I love pumpkin anything. I do often have sweet potatoes baked in the oven with a little olive oil. Give me that, blackeyed peas and some cornbread and I'm a happy camper. :) have a terrific day. Tammy

  5. I will bake these for the grandsons this weekend. Their parents are into healthful cookies and these sound like just the ticket. Thanks!

  6. Sounds wonderful!!! Pumpkin and chocolate - two of my favorites!


  7. Since I have the ingredients for this I think it's a sign that I better make them! :0)

  8. Yum, These pumpkin cookies look delicious.

  9. Pumpkin has been on my mind these days as we go into the Autumn season. I made a delicious pumpkin pie on Sunday and so enjoyed it. Your recipe sounds yummy.

  10. These sound delicious, but I can't eat pumpkin, or chocolate anymore :-(
    I sure miss cookies like this!

    I enjoyed browsing your beautiful blog!



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