Sunday, October 14, 2012
Fresh Pumpkin Spice Cookies
Here's my adapted recipe for Fresh Pumpkin Spice Cookies:
First you have to cook the Pumpkin. Buy 1 small-medium Pie Pumpkin in order to net 2 cups of Cooked Pumpkin. If you are going through the trouble to cook it, freeze the leftover for a later time. Cut pumpkin in half and remove seeds. Set up large steamer basket placed over 2" of water. Over medium heat, boil the water, add the pumpkin cut side down and steam for about 20-25 minutes until tender. Remove from heat and allow to cool. I did this step while I drank my coffee this morning.
Cream for 2 minutes, 2 Sticks of UnSalted Butter with 1/2 Cup Sugar and 1/2 Cup Brown Sugar. Add 2 Cups Fresh Pumpkin, 2 Eggs, 1 tsp Vanilla and beat until combined, about 1 minute.
To a separate bowl, add 2 1/2 Cup Flour, 1 1/2 tsp Pumpkin Spice, 1 tsp Baking Powder, 1/2 tsp Baking Soda, 1/2 tsp Salt, 1/4 tsp Cardamom, 1/4 tsp Nutmeg, 1/4 ground Ginger, 1/2 tsp Cinnamon. (NOTE: I have all of these things so use what you have, otherwise just add an additional 1 tsp Pumpkin Spice.) Mix the flour and spices together with a wire whip. Slowly add flour mixture to the pumpkin mixture while mixing on the lowest speed.
Stir in by hand, 1/4 Cup Oats, 2 Cups Nestles Chocolate Morsels and 1 Cup Chopped Walnuts.