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...)


4 Cups All-Purpose 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, calories.)