Thursday, September 29, 2011

Pumpkin Cookie Heaven

Fall brings: Changing leaves, pumpkins, Halloween, pumpkin muffins, rustic colors, Pumpkin Spice Lattes, cooler temps, pumpkin cookies, boots, pumpkin bread, Thanksgiving, pumpkin pie, warm sweaters, pumpkin...noticing a trend? The start of fall is the start of everything PUMPKIN! You know you're on the pumpkin craze! I'm proud to say that I've still only had one pumpkin spice latte {I'm trying to pace myself so I don't get sick of them!}, but I did buy pumpkin spice coffee creamer and it is amazing {and fewer calories}.

I will admit, I have jumped on the pumpkin bandwagon. However, I have always loved everything pumpkin, so I have no shame :) This week I have a new healthy pumpkin chocolate chip cookie recipe for everyone to enjoy!

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
Ingredients



  • 1 cup canned pumpkin


  • 1/2 cup Splenda sugar blend {Increase to 1 cup if using regular white sugar}


  • 1/2 cup applesauce


  • 1 egg white


  • 2 cups whole wheat flour


  • 2 teaspoons baking powder


  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice


  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  • 1 teaspoon almond milk


  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract


  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips



  • Directions
    1. Combine pumpkin, sugar, apple sauce, milk and egg white.
    2. In a separate bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, ground cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice and salt.
    3. Add flour mixture to pumpkin mixture and mix well.
    4. Add in vanilla and chocolate chips.
    5. Drop spoonfuls on a greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees F for about 10 minutes until the bottoms are firm and a light brown color.
    6. Eat and Enjoy! {You should probably let them cool down first so you don't burn your tonge!

    I know there are a million other recipes out there, but I promise this one is completely worth a shot! And come on...they're healthy! They have a fluffier, cake like consistency and taste like fall!

    Take a look below at some other yummy pumpkin flavored goodies to enjoy during this amazing season of change! 
     
    Recipe
    
    Pumpkin Pie Snickerdoodle Bars: Recipe

    Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins: Recipe

    Nutella Pumpkin Bread: Recipe
    I'm heading up to Green Bay, WI tomorrow and will be spending a good chunk of time at the airport! Maybe I'll get a post in while I'm hanging out at Chicago Midway :)

    Until next time...
    With love and God bless,

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