Sunday, October 10, 2010

Pumpkin White Chocolate Cookies

Now that I'm reclaiming my Sundays (previously dominated by long half-marathon training runs and subsequent ouchiness), I feel like myself again. My heart's been a little broken since life has forced me to stay away from the kitchen. But I'm back, and so are my oven and my healed heart!

Pumpkin White Chocolate Cookie_1

These Pumpkin White Chocolate Cookies taste like coziness. They have the warmth of pumpkin pie spice and the creaminess of pumpkin puree, with that lovable sweet shock that comes with any high dose of white chocolate. They're also on the soft, cakey side of the texture spectrum, which I love. The original recipe calls for a brown sugar frosting, but mine turned out sweet enough on their own so I skipped it.

Pumpkin White Chocolate Cookie_2

What are you baking this fall?

Pumpkin White Chocolate Cookies
Adapted from Taste of Home
Printable Recipe
Makes 3-4 dozen

1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 egg
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup canned pumpkin (not pie filling)
2 cups all-purpose flour
3 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 package (11 ounces) white chocolate chips

1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg, vanilla and pumpkin. Combine dry ingredients; gradually add to the creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in white chocolate chips.

2. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls 2 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 12-14 minutes or until firm. Remove to wire racks to cool.

4 comments:

Jessica said...

Printing this out now! I'm so happy pumpkin season is here. One of my fave recipes are Paula Deen's Pumpkin Gooey Cakes. Mmmm

Emily (The Culinary Couple) said...

Yum! These look a lot like the cookies I baked on Friday, except I also included dried cherries. They were so tasty! I think I need to bake another batch this week. Glad to hear you're back in the kitchen!

Megan said...

These sound really good (even to this girl who stays away from white chocolate) because of the way you described them... warm, spicy, creamy, and cozy... yes, please!

oneluckycouple said...

I made these last night for a co-worker's birthday, and they are FANTASTIC! So moist, and everyone at work absolutely loves them! Thanks for this recipe! (I've posted it on my blog and linked to yours.)

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