You can call me Edith (weizenwind) wrote in vegancooking,
You can call me Edith

Pumpkin-spice chocolate-chip cookies

Tis the season (in North America, anyway), and these are very tasty.

1-1/2 cups granulated sugar
3 Tbsp. molasses
3/4 cup margarine
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 cup cooked pumpkin, pureed (canned is fine, if it's just pumpkin)
2-3/4 cup flour (I used one cup whole-grain spelt flour plus white pastry flour)
1/4 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. powdered ginger
1/8 tsp. nutmeg
1-1/2 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans if you want

Preheat oven to 375. Stir together sugar and molasses until well combined. Cream in the margarine until fluffy, then add the vanilla and pumpkin. Sift together flour(s), salt, baking powder, and spices, then add to the sugar mixture. When halfway combined, add the chips and nuts, if using. Drop large spoonfuls onto a cookie sheet and bake 10-12 minutes until soft but dry to the touch and just starting to brown on top. They will be pretty dark, but you'll notice a different shade of brown as they cook. Transfer promptly to a cooling rack. many cookies as you get out of a Toll House recipe :)

You don't taste the pumpkin, but it does good things to the texture--no need for any further egg replacer, and it cuts down on the fat, also.
Tags: desserts-cookies-chocolate chip, desserts-cookies-pumpkin, seasonal recipes-fall
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