Saturday, October 26, 2013

Pumpkin Spice Chocolate Chippers

It's Saturday. The day that Before Kids I would lay in bed watching the Food Network until about noon, maybe I'd shlub to the kitchen for a cup of coffee, but probably not. Maybe later in the day I'd proceed to browse Target for the afternoon, completely carefree, buying whatever I wanted, most likely in the accessory department. I didn't even need to consider stopping at the Jumbo Box Warehouse for gigantor boxes of garbage bags, 480 rolls of toilet paper and the largest jug of dish soap known to man. Before Kids the afternoon would proceed into an evening of possibly dancing, maybe dinner, most definitely high heels. And Sunday would be cookies. An afternoon of cookie baking. Something like these Pumpkin Spice Chocolate Chippers. You can consider these health food cookies because they have pumpkin. That's Becki Eating Math. See? It's simple: pumpkin + whole wheat flour + coconut oil - sugar = health food cookie. 


 
The original recipe called for two sticks of butter. Naughty. Coconut oil. Nice. 
 
Cream your coconut oil with the sugar. Add in the vanilla and pumpkin. 
 
Beat it. Fluff it. Love it. 
 
Scrape it. 
 
Stir in the chocolate chips. I only had a cup and a half of chocolate chips on hand. The original recipe called for 2 cups, I think you can do whatever you want! Recipes be damned!


Pumpkin Spice Chocolate Chippers
recipe adapted from George Duran of Food Network
yield: 60 cookies


Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes

1 cup coconut oil
1/2 cup cane sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup canned pumpkin puree
3 cups white whole wheat flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1 1/2 cup chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a large cookie sheet with parchment paper. Using a stand-up mixer fitted with the paddle attachment beat coconut oil until light and fluffy. Add sugars and beat 2 minutes more. To mixing bowl add eggs, vanilla extract and pumpkin puree. Beat at medium speed for about 2 minutes until well combined and light and fluffy. Add flour, baking soda, salt and spices and stir on low speed until just combined. Add in chocolate chips and gently stir. Using a tablespoon measure, scoop the dough onto the prepared baking sheets and bake for 15-20 minutes until brown around the edges and cooked through in the center. Remove from oven and let rest for a minute or so. Using a spatula move cookies to a wire rack and cool completely.