Monday, November 2, 2009

Delicious Chocolate Chip Pumpkin cookies....

I'd  like to share this healthy, yummy recipe. Pumpkin is a fruit or a vegetable or something isn't it? And they're lower fat than the original recipe! (see note in recipe...)


Recipe:

4 Cups All-Purpose Flour....you can make part of it whole wheat flour.


2 Cups quick or old fashioned Oatmeal


2 tsp. baking soda


2 tsp. ground cinnamon


1 tsp. salt


1 1/2 Cups butter or margarine, softened....I use  3/4 Cup butter

and 3/4 Cup applesauce....... cutting the FAT !!   Click on it, I dare ya.


2 Cups brown sugar


1 Cup granulated sugar


1 16 oz. canned pumpkin


1 large egg


1 tsp. vanilla extract

  

3/4 C chopped walnuts, more or less, whatever you want.....I don’t chop them. I like them chunky.


1 1/2 Cups chocolate chips


Preheat 350 degrees. (how the HECK do you do the ‘degree’ symbol on a computer!!??)


Combine flour, oats, soda, cinnamon and salt.


Cream butter.

 

Gradually add sugars, beating butter and sugars til light and fluffy.


Add egg and vanilla.


Add applesauce IF using to replace part of butter.


Alternate additions of dry ingredients and pumpkin, mixing well after each

addition. Stir in chocolate chips and nuts.


.....If you need to make the dough thicker, add more flour to compensate for the liquidy applesauce, if you used it. It's a pretty sturdy dough.


For each cookie, drop 1/4 C of dough onto a greased cookie sheet.


Bake 20 to 25 minutes.


Makes about a million cookies.


(I make mine much smaller....using 1/4 C of dough makes a pretty big cookie. I like mine smaller. Eating 5 or 6 smaller ones instead of 2 large ones must...I say, MUST...save calories.)


Enjoy!
















9 comments:

Pam said...

Ghosts and cookies! You guys have been having fun up in your part of the world! Today in Australia, it's a BIG National race day, the Melbourne Cup.Rather than cookies,the multitudes will be munching on canapes.Thanks for a delicious recipe, especially interesting in that I've never used apple sauce in a biscuit recipe before.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Oh those look so good Elenka... I love pumpkin this time of year. My mother-in-law used to make Pumpkin bread--and it was delicious. Your cookies sound great. I like the fact that you added the 'lower calorie' version.

Hugs,
Betsy

Fearless Nester said...

Oh Lord...I clicked on the FAT link...My eyes!...My eyes!

brattcat said...

If girls 'just want to have fun', I think that quartet has had a plethora. I make a butternut squash soup that is full of butter and cream. If I don't do something I'll be posing with those four girls pretty soon. I think I'll try using applesauce for half the butter in that recipe. Thanks!

Debbie said...

Looks delicious! I must try that...thanks for sharing the recipe. Hey did you pick up your award yet from my blog???

Kathleen said...

I love your new header, just beautiful. And these cookies look awesome, I can't wait to try them. Just send my dozen to ......oh, you're not making them for all of us. Guess I better dig out my mixing bowl. Hugs, Kathleen

Candy's daily Dandy said...

OOOOHHH! Just what I need to keep me from smoking....about a million cookies..

They look deadly good.

Deb Shucka said...

This just might be the perfect food! I can hardly wait to try the recipe.

BumbleVee said...

okay.....these look pretty tasty...I'll have to give some a try...