The great pumpkin

In all honesty, I’m not a big pumpkin person. I don’t celebrate all of the pumpkin goodies. That changed this fall. We have truly enjoyed cooking with pumpkin. Last night we tried pumpkin chocolate chip cookies! The ingredients were a little different from what I am used to. The cookies were fluffy and cake like, but delicious. Everyone loved them!!

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I found this recipe on Pinterest. Here’s the recipe from What’s Gabby Cooking (I used the whole bag of chocolate chips ;))

Ingredients:
2 cups flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 eggs
1 cup white sugar
1/2 cup greek yogurt
1 cup canned pumpkin
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup chocolate chips

Instructions:
1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
2. Sift the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon together. Set aside.
3. In a mixer combine the eggs and sugar and whisk for 3 minutes until it doubles in volume.
4. Add the yogurt, pumpkin, and vanilla and blend until fully combined.
5. Mix in the flour and then add the chocolate chips.
6. Refrigerate dough for 2 hours.
7. Once chilled scoop 3 tablespoon scoops of the dough onto the baking sheets, 12 cookies per sheet.
8. Bake for 16 minutes and remove from the oven. Let the cookies cool for a few moments on the baking sheets before transferring to a cooling rack.
9. Repeat the process with any remaining dough.

Here’s the link to the recipe: http://whatsgabycooking.com/chocolate-chip-pumpkin-cookies/#.Uo_zETK9KSN

Here are some of the other ways we’ve used pumpkin…

Baked Ravioli

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Pumpkin Bread

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We used squash in this one, but pumpkin would be great too 🙂
Pasta baked with squash and cheese
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