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Saturday, April 17, 2010

Pumpkin Cookies!

Mmm... I love me some pumpkin cookies. I made some amazing pumpkin chocolate chip cookies in the fall, but I've really tried to only bake healthier recipes... and my recipe, it wasn't close to healthy. Well I finally found one that was healthy and modified it to fit me! Mmm!

Ally's Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Recipe

Prep Time: 30 min
Baking Time: 15 -18 minutes
Makes: 24 (large) cookies

-15 oz pumpkin, mashed smooth
-1 Cup chocolate chips (I used regular chocolate chips, but could use vegan choc chips for vegan cookies!)
-1/4 Cup Rolled Oats
-1/2 Cup Agave Nectar
-1/2 Cup low fat margarine (for vegan recipe use Earth Balance... would have used, but didn't have any!)
-1 Egg (for vegan recipe use 2/3 cup Okara or 8oz Tofu blended... again didn't have any on hand... made too many tofu sesame snacks!)
-1 Cup whole wheat flour
-1 Cup unbleached flour
-2 tsp baking powder
-1 tsp baking soda
-3/4 tsp cinnamon
-1/2 tsp ginger
-1/2 tsp nutmeg
-1/4 tsp cloves
-1/2 tsp salt
-1 tbsp Vanilla extract
-1/2 Cup Flax Meal (optional... but I used it!)


-Preheat oven to 350F

-In a large bowl, combine wet ingredients

-In a separate bowl, stir together oats, flour, flax, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves and salt

-Slowly add flour mixture to pumpkin mixture and mix well. Add chocolate chips

-Drop by spoonful onto parchment lined or silicone mat

-Bake at 350F for 15 minutes

-Cool on a cooling rack

These cookies were delicious! They taste a lot like a pumpkin loaf with some delicious chocolate chips. You could add cranberries, walnuts, other types of nuts or choose to add nothing! I made them quite big, so they ended up taking more like 18 minutes to bake. They will be a more soft cookie (like a loaf), so don't expect them too get too firm in the oven. Some cookies don't really need to cool on a rack, but it would be best if these were (there's a lot of moisture in the cookies).



  1. Great recipe sis! Another way to substitute 1 egg for a vegan-friendly recipe is to use 1 tbsp.of ground flaxseeds mixed with 1 tbsp. of water!

  2. I knew that actually, ha ha I just forgot last night! Thanks though!

  3. mmm these look so good! i love pumpkin and for some reason people only think to use it for baking around thanksgiving and christmas. great recipe i'm eager to try! Thanks, Ally!