So…. I was starving for something a little sweet, but didn’t have standard ingredients – so I went looking online for some inspiration, and then blended together a couple of recipes. What I ended up with was pumpkin spiced cookies that bake into perfect mounds, like the top of a muffin. MMMMmmmmm, so freakin’ good! Nice and moist in the middle, not too sweet, very spice muffin-like.
Here’s the recipe, for posterity, before I forget:
Blend wet ingredients:
1 & 1.4 c. pumpkin (make sure it’s plain pumpkin in a can, not pre-made pumpkin pile filling in a can)
1/4 c. margerine
1/4 c. unsweetened apple sauce (rather than a whole 1/2 c. margerine)
1/2 c. brown sugar, 1/4 c. white sugar and 1/4 c.creamed honey (I used Kittilsen’s wild flower honey)
Few splashes vanilla
1 egg white and 1 full egg
Add dry ingredients and blend in with rubber spatula or spoon:
2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. sea salt
1 1/4 c. whole wheat flour
3/4 c. white flour (I actually used the easy blend Robin Hood stuff in the cannister, because it was all I had)
*If it seems TOO wet, add a bit more flower of either kind, whatever your preference – should be able to mash around with a spatula – it’s not the kind of cookie dough you could roll in a ball – if it is, you added WAY to much flour
3 tsp. pumpkin spice
cinnamon – to taste – I just found the pumpkin spice didn’t have enough cinnamon
Optional: Raisins or apple bits – I did a few with raisin, but tthe majority without. I think apples would be great in them though.
Chill in the fridge for an hour (or if you’re impatient like me, throw it in the freezer for 15-20 min.).
I put them on a baking sheet sprayed with Pam-type cooking spray, and baked for 10-14 minutes at 320 degrees. They turn nice and firm and rough, like a muffin (best part of the muffin!), and the bottom should be nicely deep brown. If you break one open, it will look like the inside of a nice, dense muffin. Makes about 2 dozen big cookies.
These are so freaking good.
I’m exhausted now – I think I probably shouldn’t have gotten so adventurous. Off to lay down…
Try these cookies… you will love them, I swear!