Pumpkin Dream Bites

Aloha friends!

It’s that time of year for pumpkin spice and everything nice. I am obsessed with using pumpkin in both cooking and baking and welcome this time of year just for that reason, even though I am sad to say goodbye to beach days. My first pumpkin themed dessert for this fall are my pumpkin cookies. I’m not even sure if these should classify as cookies, because they always turn out so fluffy - almost a cross between cookie and muffin. Either way, these cookies are a must try! Check out the recipe below:

Pumpkin Dream Bite Cookies

  • 1/2 cup butter softened

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar

  • 1 cup pumpkin purée

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg and salt

  • pinch ground cloves

  • 2/3 cup chocolate chips

  • Handful of walnuts

Directions:

  1. Beat butter with brown sugar until fluffy; beat in pumpkin, eggs, and vanilla.

  2. In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves and salt.

  3. Stir the dry mixture into the wet mixture until just combined, and then add the chocolate chips (you can also substitute these for yellow raisins).

  4. Scoop small portions, using an ice cream scoop, on a baking sheet, and bake for ~15 minutes at 350 degrees in the oven.

Enjoy!

xo Michelle