Thursday, September 13, 2012

Recipe Corner: "Southern Fried Bride's Pleasing Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies" and a Giveaway Winner

Autumn is here! Can you believe it? Today I am decorating our house for fall. My first pumpkin recipe of the season is baking in the oven as I type this, with the scent of pumpkin goodness filling the house, soon to be joined by "Sentimental Cider" warming in my Scentsy burner. The Southern Fried Husband gives these pumpkin chocolate chip cookies his official seal of approval and I hope you will enjoy my recipe for this fun fall cookie.

"Southern Fried Bride's Pleasing Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies"

*makes 1 dozen

1/2 stick butter, softened

3/4 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup canned pumpkin

1/2 large egg

1/2 teaspoon McCormick pure vanilla extract

1 1/4 cup King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon McCormick pumpkin pie spice

1/4 teaspoon McCormick ground cloves

3/4 cup chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray cookie sheet with nonstick spray or line with parchment paper. In large bowl, add butter and brown sugar. Beat together until creamy. Mix in pumpkin, egg and vanilla extract until well blended. In separate bowl, combine dry ingredients: flour, baking powder, pumpkin pie spice and cloves. Mix well. Slowly add the dry mixture into the batter in three parts until all of dry mixture has been added. Gently stir in chocolate chips only long enough to blend in mixture. Scoop the cookie dough by heaping tablespoons onto cookie sheet and bake for 12-15 minutes, or until the cookies are browned around the edges. Remove cookie sheet from oven and let cool for 2 minutes before removing with a spatula onto cooling surface. Enjoy!

Giveaway Winner: Congratulations to Heather at Pineapples and Pearls who won the Conair Impressions Cushion Brush!