Chocolate Pumpkin Cookies
I spotted this Chocolate Pumpkin Cookies recipe over at Real Simple and therefore couldn’t resist sharing it! I think these little beauties will be perfect for Thanksgiving, Christmas plus just as a yummy treat anytime with a delicious coffee!
‘The perfect excuse to test out your Kitchen Aid mixer – hopefully Santa brings me one this year!’
Ever chopped dates and noticed that they tend to stick together in a big clump to your chef’s knife? Try wiping your knife with a bit of oil before you start and your job will become magically easier!
2½ cups all-purpose flour
½ cup natural cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cloves
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon ground black pepper
½ teaspoon fine salt
½ cup molasses
½ cup pure pumpkin puree
½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
1 cup chopped walnuts
1 cup chopped dates
1 tablespoon demerara sugar
How to Make Them
Heat oven to 350º F. Line two baking sheets with parchment.
Whisk together the flour, cocoa, baking soda, cloves, cinnamon, pepper, and salt in a medium bowl. In a separate bowl whisk together the molasses and pumpkin puree.
Beat the butter and sugar in a large bowl with an electric mixer on medium-high until light and fluffy, 2 to 3 minutes. Beat in the egg, scraping down the sides of the bowl as necessary. Reduce mixer speed to low and add the dry and wet ingredients alternately, beginning and ending with the dry ingredients and mixing well between additions. Mix until just combined. Fold in the walnuts and dates.
Drop mounds of the dough (about 1½ tablespoon each) 1 inch apart onto the baking sheets. Sprinkle with the turbinado sugar, dividing evenly. Bake, rotating the sheets halfway though, until firm around the edges, 12 to 14 minutes. Let cool slightly on the baking sheets, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
I do hope you enjoy this week’s recipe and I will be on the lookout for inspiration for busy people and families. I love quick simple recipes for the week (and weekend!) that don’t take hours to make or learn. Plus ones that use normal ingredients that we can all get our hands on.
Have a fabulous week!
Love Tiffany x
Recipe originally from Real Simple – an amazing website with daily recipes!