Oct 14, 2010

Pumpkin Patch Cookies

Hey, have I said how much I HEART fall??? Oh I have, oops! Well I do! Todays recipes comes from inspiration of a field trip I took with my Oldest Little Man. 

Yesterday we went to the pumpkin patch with his first grade class. Yes I was a chaperon. Yes I rode the bus with all the kiddos. Yes I even got to enforce rules, such as "don't say buttlicker", "quit wrestling in the seat", "quit throwing rocks", "don't scream, it is just a mosquito eater...not a kid eater (I wish)".

Overall we had a GREAT time. AND I was reminded of one very important thing...

My kid is pretty amazingly wonderful.

So in celebration of the fact that my kid is awesome and that pumpkins are awesome, here is a recipe for some AWESOME (too much awesome???) Pumpkin Patch Chocolate Chip Cookies.

Pumpkin Patch Cookies 
courtesy of Food Network

1 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup canned pumpkin puree
3 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
2 cups MILK CHOCOLATE chips (in other words NOT semi-sweet)

Heat oven to 350. Spray cookie sheets with nonstick spray.

Using a mixer, beat the butter till smooth. Add in the sugars and mix until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs. Then mix in vanilla and pumpkin. In a separate bowl, whisk together all the dry ingredients, except chips. Slowly beat in the mixture, about a third at a time...you don't want a big flour poof, your kids might, but you don't! Stir in the chips.

The dough will be a soft dough, similar to a drop cookie dough. Drop on your cookie sheets by heaping teaspoonfuls. Bake for about 15-20 minutes, until they are browned around the edges. Let them rest for a couple minutes and then remove them to a cooling rack.

Now pack some in a container, throw it in your day bag and head to a pumpkin patch...your cookies will feel right at home and not at all resentful that you are about to devour them.


Steph said...

I can't WAIT to try this out this weekend!!! I just made pumpkin cream cheese muffins twice this past week (receipe on my blog) and they were delicious.

JasonDebbie said...

I wish so badly I could go to a pumpkin patch, like a REAL one, not a walmart parking lot one. :)

Christy Franklin said...

What happens if you want to make these cookies and you live in Australia and canned pumpkin doesn't exist because we don't can delicious vegetables like that and eat them in their natural state instead?

ColleenandKendra said...

Yeah, nothing like a bus full of screaming short people to make you appreciate your own short people even more. WE don't let parents ride the bus. That way we can do all the controlling necessary (plus the kiddos often act like idiots with their parents nearby)

Cole's Corner said...

Yum! I love cookies. I love pumpkin. I love fall... and I love those best ever red potatoes! I made those the other night.

I can't wait to make these!

JavaMama said...

YUM! I have never seen a pumpkin-choc-chip recipe and it sounds amazing. Thanks!

kp said...

What I really want to know, is more about your boots! Even from the inches in the picture, they look adorable

Larissa@Just Another Day in Paradise said...

Christy-I know you can make your own pumpkin puree by cooking plus some other steps...I know I am sounding really helpful.

kp-Got the boots at TARGET...ooh I heart target. They were pretty reasonable in price.

Steph said...

Run over and check out today's entry on my blog. ;) Thanks for the cookies!


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