Saturday, October 16, 2021

MAKE IT: Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

pumpkin cookies

Who doesn’t love chocolate chip cookies — especially during the cold-weather months! With that, since it is fall, we might as well add some pumpkin! Pumpkin offers nutrients like Vitamin C, Vitamin E, folate and iron, which all help to strengthen the immune system. So, while you’re enjoying your dessert, you can also be fighting of common viruses that thrive during fall and winter! Additionally, the pumpkin makes these cookies moist without having to add excess butter or oil. This recipe is quick and fun to make as well as easy to follow and mix up with your own favorite treats! You can make these cookies your own by adding foods like nuts to your chocolate chip total or replacing the chocolate chips completely with a substitute.

Ingredients
● 1 cup pumpkin (canned)
● 1 cup white sugar
● ½ cup vegetable oil
● 1 egg
● 1 tbsp vanilla
● 2 cups flour
● 2 tsp baking powder
● 1 tsp cinnamon
● ½ tsp pumpkin spice (can add extra ½ teaspoon for more spice)
● ½ tsp salt
● 1 tsp baking soda
● 1 tsp milk
● 2 cups chocolate chips

Directions
● Combine pumpkin, sugar, vegetable oil, vanilla, and egg in a mixing bowl. Mix until smooth.
Separately mix together flour, baking powder, ground cinnamon, pumpkin spice, and salt.
Dissolve baking soda in milk and stir into wet ingredients.
● Add flour mixture to pumpkin mixture until combined. Add chocolate chips.
● Put cookie batter on a baking sheet by the spoonful, two inches apart. Bake at 350°F for 10-11
minutes. Allow to cool, transfer to a cooling tray, and enjoy!
Nutritional Information: Serving size: 1 cookie | Servings per recipe: 24 | Per serving: 190kcal |
Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 114mg |
Potassium: 72mg | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 9.1% | Vitamin C: 0.6% | Calcium: 4.1% | Iron: 4.4%

*Recipe adapted from I Heart Naptime
https://www.iheartnaptime.net/pumpkin-chocolate-chip-cookies/

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MB (Marybeth) holds graduate and doctoral degrees in public health nutrition and public health education. Her work for Cornell University Extension allows her to provide nutrition and healthy living education to members of the Warren County community. When not working, this ADK 46-R can be found climbing all over the mountains of the Northeastern United States, munching on eggplant bacon, or doing zoomies with her shollie, Sig.




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