Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

I’ve been working on these for awhile… wanted them to be cakey and light, and taste like pumpkin muffins. These hit the spot with a cup of tea on a Fall afternoon.

  • ½ cup butter
  • scant 1 ½ cups sugar ( I used brown mixed with coconut)
  • 1 egg
  • scant 1 cup of pumpkin (if you use a full cup, just add a little more flour)
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 ¼ cups gluten free flour (if you use one with xanthum gum, they won’t be as light and cakey)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¾ tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 cup chocolate chips ( I use Enjoy Life)
  • Cream butter and sugar in a large bowl until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla, and then add the pumpkin. Mix the dry ingredients together in a smaller bowl, and add them, mixing just until blended. Add chocolate chips.
  • Drop by tablespoon, or small scoop onto parchment paper lined baking sheet.
  • Press slightly with palm of your hand to flatten and form rounded cookie.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes at 350.

Note: If you use a full cup of pumpkin, you may need up to 2 ½ cups of flour. It depends on the kind of gluten free mix you’re using. I make my own with brown rice flour, tapioca starch, and potato starch. Bob’s is good, but has xanthum gum, so use less and don’t mix a lot.