Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

from melskitchencafe

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup lightly packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup oil 
  • 15-ounce can pumpkin
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 1/2 cups (12.5 ounces) flour (can use whole wheat or 1/2 and 1/2)
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 c.  chocolate chips

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line large, rimmed baking sheets with parchment paper or silpat liners. In a large bowl using a handheld electric mixer (or in the bowl of an electric stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment), combine the granulated sugar, brown sugar, oil, pumpkin and vanilla and mix until smooth, 1-2 minutes. Add the egg and mix again.  Add the dry ingredients to the batter and mix for just a couple seconds. With streaks of flour still remaining, add the chocolate chips and mix until combined.  Drop the cookie batter by heaping tablespoonfuls onto the prepared baking sheets.  Bake for 10-12 minutes.