Happy Friday! Are you staying warm? I’ve been reading on Facebook and such that the cold front has swept the nation. It’s definitely hot cocoa or hot apple cider weather. Which do you prefer? For me it just depends on my mood. I love them both! J doesn’t get overly excited about either one, but he did get excited about these cookies! Which is rare and unusual for him. Let’s just say that he ate more than his fair share of the 5 1/2 dozen that were cooling on the counter.
You may remember the recipe swaps that I used to participate in with some of the ladies from my cooking board? We haven’t done them in awhile, and some of the group decided it was time to start them up again. Ashley from A Cheesecurd in Paradise will be hosting them now, and the round-up of all the goodies will be available on her page shortly after the posting date. The postings will alternate, every other month, with the What’s Baking posts so I’ll have something coming every month!
For this swap, the theme was Blogger’s Choice, and I received the blog Cookies on Friday. Um hi! I love cookies! And since it’s fall, I decided that I would bake up these little pumpkin delights. Remember how I said earlier that J loved them? Well, you guys…J isn’t a sweets eater. He kind of despises sugar. I know, I know…but I still love him anyway! But really, he kind of devoured them.
It made it that much better though, ya know? If he, hater of sweets, loved them and couldn’t stop eating them, that’s how you know they are goooooood! He can afford to do such things now and then…shouldn’t we all be so lucky??
Luck or not, ’tis the season for baking and delicious treats and no one – yes, I said no one – should go through an entire holiday season without indulging a little bit. We all deserve a little sugary (or carby, if that’s your vice) treat now and then, and what better time than when celebrating the holidays with family or friends? So, for your next dinner, party, or get-together you can be the savior and the talk of the party for bringing these amazing cookies!
Warning though…make sure you have a place or an event to take them to. You don’t want them sitting around your house for too long or a little indulgence will turn into gorging and tummy aches.
I took these – the ones J didn’t eat – to work for my lovely ladies to enjoy. I also sent a small baggie to work with J to share. The girls loved them. I think I even got an email saying this was “my best work yet”. Well, I wish I could take all the credit, but I have to thank Nicole for sharing this recipe!! It will definitely be making a re-appearance throughout the holidays!
Pumpkin White Chocolate Chip Cookies
As seen on Cookies on Friday
Yields approximately 5 1/2 dozen
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 2 cups packed brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 3/4 cup canned pumpkin puree
- 3 cups flour
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 3/4 tsp ginger
- 1/2 tsp nutmeg
- 1/2 tsp allspice
- 12 ozs white chocolate chips
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line two baking sheets with foil or silicone baking mats.
- In a large mixer bowl, on low speed cream the butter. Add the brown sugar, egg, and vanilla, and mix until combined. Then add the pumpkin and mix in.
- In a separate medium bowl, combine the flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda and spices. With the mixer on low, add the flour mixture in 2-3 batches to the butter mixture and stir until just combined. Stir in the white chocolate chips.
- Using a medium cookie scoop or tablespoon, drop the dough in 1-inchs balls onto the prepared baking sheets. Bake for 10-12 minutes until just browned on the edges, but still soft to the touch. Allow to cool for 10 minutes on the baking sheet before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
Yay! I'm glad you and your non-sweet loving husband liked them.
Pumpkin is so perfect this time of year and the addition of white chocolate sounds delicious!!! Great pick.
Got any extra cookies? Because I'll gladly take a dozen or two off your hands. And no, I am not sharing with anyone!
1st, I definitely prefer apple cider! 2nd, these cookies are so fluffy and delicious looking! Yum!
Yum! Pumpkin and white chocolate—what a perfect combination!