Thursday, December 25, 2014

Chocolate chip, date and pumpkin cookies

I always thought dates tasted of honey. They were a traditional winter delicacy along with dried figs in my parents' house. These cookies are mildly cake-like, with pockets of liquid chocolate and chewy bits of sweet dates in them. They freeze well, and are amazing when microwaved after.

1 packed cup of pumpkin puree
1/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup oil
1 egg
2 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
0.5 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1 tbsp vanilla extract
1 cup chocolate chips
1 cup diced dates

Preheat oven to 350F. Line a large cookie sheet with parchment paper.

Combine the pumpkin, sugars, oil and egg. Sift in the flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt.

Mix the wet and dry ingredients. Fold in the chocolate chips and the dates. Stir in the vanilla.

Drop 1.5 tbsp batter on the parchment paper. leave an inch of space between cookies. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until cookies are set at their center. Cool on a wire rack.

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