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Healthy Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cookies

  • Author: Amy Palanjian
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: about a dozen cookies
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American

Description

These fluffy cookies are not super sweet, so you can add 1-2 tablespoons granulated sugar to the batter if desired. (We like them just fine as is with the chocolate chips for sweetness!)


Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Add all ingredients to a medium bowl and stir together gently.
  3. Dollop out 1-tablespoon sized portions of the dough onto the prepared baking sheet.
  4. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the cookies are set and the bottoms are lightly golden brown.
  5. Allow to cool slightly and serve.

Notes

To store, let them cool on the baking sheet, then store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days or in the fridge for 5.

Stir the batter together gently, but thoroughly.

Use raisins or dried cranberries instead of the chocolate chips if desired.

To make them gluten-free, use cup for cup gluten-free flour.

To make them dairy-free, use dairy-free chocolate chips.

Line your baking pan with parchment paper so they easily come off the pan.

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