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I was in the mood to bake so I made Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies. Yummmm. This was the first time i’d ever made/see/ate them.

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • 1 cup canned pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter or trans-fat-free margarine
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. milk
  • 1/2 cup white whole wheat flour
  • 1-1/2 cups unbleached white flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1-1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cloves
  • 1/4 tsp. nutmeg (did not have)
  • 1 Tbsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup semisweet or dark chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup chopped walnuts (did not use)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray two cookie sheets with nonstick spray. In a large bowl, cream together pumpkin, sugars, butter and egg. In a small dish, dissolve baking soda into milk. Set aside. In a separate bowl, stir together flours, baking powder, salt and spices. Add baking soda mixture to flour mixture.

Add flour mixture to pumpkin mixture, stirring until just combined. Be careful not to overmix or the batter will get tough. Add vanilla extract, chocolate chips and walnuts. Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto prepared cookie sheets. Bake 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned.

Makes 24. Per serving: 174 calories, 8 g fat, 0 trans fat, 19 g cholesterol, 194 mg sodium, 2 g fiber, 2 g protein, 34% Vitamin A, 4% Calcium, 6% Iron

I made mine smaller so I had about 40 cookies…I gave the big ones to the Boyfriend’s parents. šŸ™‚

I had 2 small cookies = 174 calories (give or take because I didnt have walnuts and I made my servings 1/2)

For dinner I had 1 whole zucchini, 2 plum tomatoes, mushrooms, and a banana (no pic) = 163 calories

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I kept my dinner small since I knew I would eat cookies. I made the Boyfriend chicken parmigana for dinner (no pic šŸ˜¦ )

I also cut up apples that the Boyfriend’s parents brought me up a couple days ago, a sprinkled cinnamon on them and baked them for about 20 minutes with water in the bottom of the pan.
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They are soft and delicious!

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