Don’t you think today calls for Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies? I do. I think it’s just what we need to get the weekend started.
Especially because last night was a late night. I mean we had Grey’s, Glee, Scandal and Real Housewives of Miami. So yes, I think cookies are totally in order. You should make these this weekend. Especially because they have pumpkin in them and now that it’s October, we are allowed to put pumpkin in everything right? Right?!?
And, let’s talk about the fact that these cookies don’t have BUTTER. Whaaaaaat? Who does that? Well, me. I had a little overdose on this gooey butter cake I made earlier this week and I was feeling heavy. So I wanted to make cookies without butter and oil and instead I used some non fat Greek yogurt. The result was delicious! The cookies were light and fluffy and you could eat a bunch of them without feeling super guilty.
So make these this weekend. And share them with your friends. And everyone will love you and buy you lots of fabulous presents because you’re just plain awesome.
Okay now let’s have a little giveaway shall we? I mean we might as well kick the weekend off with a bang. Cookies and a giveaway. I think so.
My bestie, Matt, well he just wrote his second book, Focus On: Food Photography for Bloggers. And it’s officially on shelves now and it’s awesome. Plus I’m in it, and I’m wearing my slippers. It’s kinda awesome. And embarrassing.
It’s literally loaded with pages and pages of great info, techniques, and tips for taking gorgeous photos of food and he walks you through start to finish on how to frame a pic, take a gorgeous photo, post process it and all! It’s brilliant. And if you’re into food photography, you should totally pick one up. It’s available at Amazon. But let’s give it away too, ya?
Just leave a little comment here, telling me your ALL TIME FAVORITE COOKIE IN THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD. And then I’ll randomly pick a winner next Friday! Be sure to check back on this post because I’ll post the winner here next Friday evening. The winner will also be notified by email and I’ll send ya the book next weekend!
UPDATE! Congratulations #40 Jane N on winning the Food Photography for Bloggers book!! Email me at [email protected] to claim your prize and I’ll have a signed copy sent out to ya!
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
- 2 cups flour
- 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup greek yogurt
- 1 cup canned pumpkin
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
- Sift the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon together. Set aside.
- In a mixer combine the eggs and sugar and whisk for 3 minutes until it doubles in volume. Add the yogurt, pumpkin, and vanilla and blend until fully combined. Mix in the flour and then add the chocolate chips. Refrigerate dough for 2 hours.
- Once chilled scoop 3 tbsp scoops of the dough onto the baking sheets, 12 cookies per sheet. 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. Repeat the process with any remaining dough.