Thursday, October 10, 2013

Cinnamon Chip Pumpkin Cookies


I love the fall season. Not that we really get a "fall" here in Texas, but I just love the weather. It's finally nice enough to go outside and do things. During the summer you have to stick to water related activities because it's just too darn hot. Right now it's great, I've been eating my lunches outside and spending more time on the patio in the evenings. Anything to keep me occupied so I don't have to do housework, that's me. My poor husband, but it's not like he didn't know what he was getting into. He was fully aware he wasn't marrying a housekeeper or a cook. Luckily I married both...I know...I'm a lucky girl.

Are you ready for some yummy fall spiced cookies?

It's like autumn exploded in your mouth.

These are pretty quick and easy for a scratch recipe. Doesn't take too long to mix them up all in one bowl. This is my new favorite pumpkin recipe. They'd be great with coffee in the morning or just a little snack. For me they're dinner. My eating habits are so horrible when the other half is out of town. I'm like a kid trying to get my hands on all the junk food possible. But this isn't junk food...it has pumpkin in it...which is a fruit...therefore it's healthy.  Like my logic?


Cinnamon Chip Pumpkin Cookies
Ingredients:
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
3/4 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
1 cup canned pumpkin
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1 cup cinnamon chips

Directions:
1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.

2.  In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment (or in a large bowl, using a hand mixer) cream together butter and both sugars, until light and fluffy about two minutes.

3.  Beat in the egg, pumpkin, and vanilla extract, about another minute.

4.  With the mixer off add the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and pumpkin pie spice to the bowl. Then start on low to stir the ingredients together and then speed the mixer up and beat until combined, then stir in cinnamon chips.

5.  Drop tablespoons of the batter onto the cookie sheet and bake in preheated oven for 12-16 minutes. (mine were perfect at 14 mins) Transfer cookies to wire rack to cool completely.

While cookies are cooling, make cinnamon glaze.

For the glaze
Ingredients:
2 cups powdered sugar
2 tsp cinnamon
4 tbsp whole milk

Directions:
1.  Whisk ingredients together until smooth and spoon glaze over cookies.

Makes 3 dozen cookies.

12 comments:

  1. I have a bunch of cinnamon chips in my cupboard I need to use up, what a great recipe! #cricketproject

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    1. Thanks Tracy, they are very addicting. :)

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  2. I just discovered cinnamon chips and now I am putting them in everything! And I love your logic about them being healthy with pumpkin in them - it makes them perfect for breakfast with coffee! :)

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    1. Thanks Genell! I haven't used them that much either, but they turned out great in this recipe. If you find another good recipe with them let me know. :)

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  3. I can't find cinnamon chips anywhere :( These look fantastic though, I will keep looking! I love your blog, I'm your newest follower ;)

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    1. Hi Cathleen! Thanks so much! They're usually right around the regular chocolate chips. Do you live in the US?

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  4. Making this recipe for the second time this time I am changing it up a bit and adding dark chocolate chips to it and let me tell you they are fantabulous!!!!

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    1. Oh I bet they are! I love chocolate and pumpkin together. I'm so glad you like them! Have you been experimenting with any other desserts?

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  5. I made these last night. Super easy and delicious! (I found cinnamon chips at a Wal-Mart Super Center - I had never even heard of them before). I'll be keeping this recipe on hand for the future! Thanks!!! =)

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    1. Awesome! I'm so happy that you liked the cookies! Thanks so much for trying them out. :)

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  6. These look fab, Kristin! So excited that you are one of my cookie swap matches! (:

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    1. Thanks Lauren! Yay! I'm so excited!! I can't wait to see what you have in store for me! :)

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