Tuesday, November 20, 2007

How is Pumpkin This Amazing?

So my pumpkin jag continues. I saw these cookies in Everyday Food a while ago, and I got all the ingredients sitting on the counter... and then life got in the way. Isn't that always how it happens? But after long delay, my stomach is filled with moist, cakey, chocolate-covered pumpkin cookies, and all is right with the world again.

Pumpkin is definitely my most-used ingredient this fall. I can't seem to stay away from pumpkin recipes. Savory or sweet, it's just fantastic. Got any good pumpkin recipes for me?

Chocolate-Glazed Pumpkin Cookies from Everyday Food

1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
1 cup sugar
1 large egg
1 can (15 oz) pumpkin
2 cups flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder (I can't mix them up if they're both in here!)
1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice - you could use more and it would probably taste better
1/4 tsp salt
4 oz semisweet chocolate, chopped

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Combine flour through salt and set aside.

Beat together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg and beat until smooth. Beating slowly, add flour mixture and pumpkin in small batches, alternating between the two.

Drop dough by heaping tablespoons onto a lined baking sheet. Bake until puffed and edges are golden, 15 to 20 minutes. Cool on wire racks.

Once cookies have cooled, melt 4 ounces of chopped chocolate in a measuring cup in the microwave for roughly 90 seconds. Stir until completely melted. Transfer chocolate to a ziploc bag. Cut the smallest of holes in one corner of the bag and pipe chocolate over the cookies. Let chocolate harden before serving.


Susie said...

I have the same addiction! The other day I made pumpkin chocolate chip bars. Sooo good. Now I want to make these cookies!

Anonymous said...

I am SOOOOOO making those for Thanksgiving dessert!!! YUM

Pam said...

Oh, Susie, I know all about your pumpkin addiction! These cookies actually filled my need for a Dunkin's pumpkin muffin.

You'll love 'em, Mel!

Unknown said...

I work at a bakery that makes a similar cookie that has walnuts and chocolate chips in it. It's quite good.

Anonymous said...

Hi! These turned out nicely, but you might want to adjust the recipe to incorporate the baking soda and powder in the actual instructions. I don't bake an awful lot, so when I had the dough all made up and I saw the powder and soda untouched on the counter, I knew I had missed something. Can't wait to try the pumpkin penne!

Unknown said...

You need to mix flour through salt, including the baking powder and baking soda, in the first step so it's all ready to mix in with the pumpkin. Glad they worked anyway, though!