'Tis The Season.
Ok I am jumping on the bandwagon a bit late. For real. Starbucks started September 1st.
Sidebar: I SWEAR last year in October, BEFORE Halloween, one of the radio stations started playing Christmas music 24/7. I think it is a competition, who can start playing it the earliest. When does your holiday season begin? For me, HOLIDAYS start sometime in November. CHRISTMAS starts after Thanksgiving. I may have shopped before, but I love to enjoy Thanksgiving, then Christmas.
For me, pumpkin starts now.
I made some pumpkin chocolate chip cookies. So delish. They are like tiny cakes.
My husband doesn’t like pumpkin. I hear it’s a fairly common thing? I cannot relate.
I use this in my cookies:
For those of you that cannot tell what that is (due to my lack of education on taking photos), it is Pumpkin Pie Spice from Trader Joe’s.
I also really like to use Trader Joe’s canned pumpkin.
But in this case I used Libby’s.
I do love all things pink.
This time, I used white flour, unlike here.
I also added cinnamon with that pumpkin spice.
I also use half a banana. Because I like them.
This is the pumpkin mixture pre-flour addition:
I wanted to gobble it up.
Do you know what drives me crazy? When Giada and Ina and Paula don’t scrape the bowl and whisk clean. I am sure they do when they’re not filming. But when I’m watching and they pour the batter in the pan/sheet, etc, it drives me batty that they leave batter in the bowl. A good amount of it, too.
My mother and grandmother would kill them.
I wanted to lick this clean:
Who is saying I didn’t?
I added some chocolate of course.
Don’t you just want to eat that dough ball – raw eggs and all?
As we all know, I’m a cheater:
I also don’t use a cute little scooper to put the batter on the pan. I use a spoon.
A very regular spoon.
What I am was always yelled at for doing now when I was young:
Opening the over mid-bake. I know it’s wrong. Please skip the lectures.
These come out perfectly, like small cake-like lumps full of chocolate.
This baby with all the chocolate is mine.
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
1 cup sugar
1/2 mashed banana
1/2 cup canola oil
1 cup canned pumpkin
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1 cup chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350. Beat eggs and sugar until light and fluffy. Stir in oil, pumpkin, banana and vanilla. Stir in dry ingredients. Fold in chocolate chips. Bake for about 12 minutes.
The bad news: the cookie jar is almost empty again. There are only 2 of us in the house, and we know who doesn’t like pumpkin. Crap.
31 Comments on “'Tis The Season.”
Hooraaaay for pumpkin! :)
They are so yummy! Like mini cakes. You gotta try!
Hahaha I hate when it’s obvious that you’re the cookie culprit by process of elimination :(
Those look so good!
I have a feeling they would disapear quickly in my house!
Those look good. I am trying to imagine how they taste…
I’m not a huge pumpkin fan, but I think these might convert me!
Great post. I love pumpkin, cookies, and chocolate chip cookies too!
Thought you might be interested in the cookie contest/giveaway I’m hosting on my site. The winner get’s to choose the Betty Crocker Cookie Book of his/her choice…
My motto is that one can never have too many cookies or cookie cookbooks.
Mmm those pumpkin cookies look yummy:)
Octoberish starts when the wind starts to blow for me, and then Thanksgiving starts November 1, and Christmas November 1 too. I like the anticipation though, and I’m not one to enjoy opening presents on the 25th – I’d rather never open them and keep that exciting feeling all year!
Hmmm, now I wonder if I’ve got any pumpkin in the pantry. Yum! And I agree, Christmas doesn’t start till after Thanksgiving, but pumpkin starts in September!
I’m really liking your blog! I’ll have to put these on my “cookies I must bake” list.
Pumpkin chocolate chip is one of my favorite combinations!
Libby’s is my favorite :) I need to stock up now..tis the season!
I just discovered the pumpkin pie spice! I used to always by the mccormick one that as $5 for about 1/3 of the amount. What a rip off! I can’t believe I used to spend that much money on pumpkin pie spice when good ole TJ’s had it for $1.99
I’m loving the pumpkin…the framed wrestlers…not so much!
Those look delicious–I’m all about pumpkin right now!
what cool cookies and a fun post !
You’re either a devil or an angel…I have yet to figure out which. Why? I can’t seem to forget how incredibly delicious these tasted last time I made them!
Okay, made them again and this time I changed the second cup of flour to oats. Then I ate my share x3 and left the room before I could finish them off!
“Do you know what drives me crazy? When Giada and Ina and Paula don’t scrape the bowl and whisk clean. I am sure they do when they’re not filming. But when I’m watching and they pour the batter in the pan/sheet, etc, it drives me batty that they leave batter in the bowl. A good amount of it, too.”
Oh wow! Me too! I thought it was only me!
By the way, just found your blog and decided to start from the beginning (I’m neurotic about reading things in order). So far I love it! hope you’ve gotten your camera troubles worked out by now (3 years later). =)
I found a way to make them a little flatter! I was doing my prep work for 3 different recipes at one time and accidentally put my sugar in with my dry ingredients. I had gotten 3/4 cup in when I remembered that it was supposed to be with the eggs so I put the last 1/4 cup in with the eggs and whipped them together. The cookies came out tasting the same as my last batch, but looked a little flatter and more like traditional cookies rather than mini cakes. Thought you might enjoy this news even though you are over the pumpkin cookies per your latests blog posts. ;-)
just WROTE down the recipe (cuz I dont have a printer) and im-a ready to start-a baking!
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This post is amazing. :)