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Pumpkin Cookies

erin's picture

Pumpkin Cookies

This evening, unable to go to the store due to ice, I wanted to make cookies, but had to do it with what I had in the pantry.
Here's what I came up with!

Pumpkin White Chocolate Chip Cookies

1 cup canned pumpkin
2/3 cup white sugar
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup apple sauce
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon milk
1 cup white chocolate chips

Mix wet and dry ingridients separately, except for the sugar which should be mixed with the wet ingridients. Mix the wet and dry together and add the white chocolate chips. Nuts can be added as well, if you like.

Preheat oven to 375F. Drop the cookies by the spoonful onto a baking sheet- the cookies don't spread very much so 3 per row is easy to do.
Bake 8-10 minutes. Allow to cool slightly on rack.

Lots of fiber from the pumpkin and with the applesauce there's less fat!

Floydm's picture

It sounds good. How are they?

erin's picture

They're really good- the white chocolate chips add a nice smooth sweetness and the pumpkin is mild, but flavorful.
They're also really filling!
Great warm with a glass of milk or cold with a cup of chamomile tea.