Seriously though, I'll abstain from posting more for a while (unless you're dying for more, in which case I may be able to work something out).
This baking experience was a lesson learned about baking at my boyfriend and his roommates house who don't own a whisk, let alone an electric mixer (still love you guys despite this :) ). Just a girl, a bowl, and a spoon? Not quite the ideal baking scenario, but it worked. I was actually pleasantly surprised that they had most of the ingredients already. I baked these on a lazy, halloween day, as a little baseball game snack.
I got this recipe from the Food Network website. This recipe yields about 60 cookies, so I, personally, halved it.
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
2 sticks unsalted butter
1 cup sugar
1 cup light brown sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 cup canned pumpkin puree
3 cups flour
2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. ginger
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
1/4 tsp. cloves*
2 cups milk chocolate chips
*I skipped on the cloves because we didn't have any there and I didn't feel like buying them, I don't really think it affected the cookie too much, to be honest.
- Heat oven to 350F
- Beat butter until smooth
- Beat in white and brown sugar
- Beat in eggs
- Add vanilla and pumpkin puree
- In another bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, salt, and the rest of the spices
- Add flour mixture to the batter in portions and mix
- Stir in chocolate chips
|Bowl + spoon+ ingredients = cookie batter the 'old-fashioned' way|
- Place tablespoon-sized balls of dough onto prepared cookie sheet
- Bake for 15-20 minutes
- Remove from sheet and let cool
|Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies|