These cookies changed my life. Not really, but they were my first step toward liking pumpkin. I used to hate pumpkin until I tasted these Pumpkin Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies. We used to go to an annual wine tasting/swapping party at a friends house every year. Someone always brought these cookies – I really didn’t know they were pumpkin and just started eating them and thought they were delicious – fluffy, spicy and minty. Then when they told me it was pumpkin I was really surprised. After that I tried other pumpkin things and started to really like it and today I am addicted.
Here is the recipe to the famous pumpkin mint cookies, they are minty and you are probably thinking pumpkin and mint, hmm that is a strange combination – but these are delicious.
It can be hard to find mint chocolate chips but I order them on Amazon.com. Also in this picture I added a few white chocolate just for fun.
Other exciting news today is that I have 3 months to go with my pregnancy – time is flying by!
Pumpkin Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies
Yields: 40 cookies | Prep Time: 20 minutes | Bake Time: 15 minutes
½ cup sugar
1 (1/2 cup) stick butter room temperature
2 ½ cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp cinnamon
½ tsp salt
1 tsp peppermint extract
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup canned pumpkin
1 cup mint chocolate chips
Turn oven onto 350F
Mix sugar, butter and egg in a mixer until fluffy. In a separate bowl mix the flour, baking soda, nutmeg, cinnamon, and salt and set aside. Then in a third bowl mix the peppermint, vanilla, pumpkin and mint chocolate chips. Then mix the three bowls together into one just until combined.
Using a tsp add these cookies with an inch apart on a cookies sheet with parchment paper or silicon liner. Bake in 350 degree oven for 15 minutes.
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