White Chocolate Pumpkin Spice Cookies
Fall has arrived with a beautiful intensity. The sun is shining bright, there’s a cool breeze outside and a jacket is a necessity early in the morning and later in the evening. Fall is by far my favorite season. The smell, the feel, the taste…I love it all. Seasons can be nostalgic but none more than fall. Of course, absence makes the heart grow fonder so as we enter this season, there’s an excitement as everyone gets reacquainted with pumpkins, hoodies, slippers, boots, apple cider, open windows and beautiful fall colors.
Yes, they say absence makes the heart grow fonder. I truly believe this and it’s evident this weekend. Not only because of the change in seasons but because my other half has been at his mom and dad’s house for the last couple of days helping them with some final touches on their house. It’s Saturday morning and I am missing him like crazy! I can’t wait to see him this afternoon.
To welcome him home, I decided to bake up some cookies that contain one of his favorites: white chocolate chips. And since this is the first weekend of fall I decided that a pumpkin cookie would be perfect. I made these a couple of times last year using a recipe from All Recipes. While they were delicious, they were really cake-like and didn’t quite have the texture that I was looking for today. I reduced the flour and granulated sugar and added some brown sugar, as well as the white chocolate chips.
Oh my stars are they delicious. The brown sugar added exactly what I was looking for and these scream fall! Can’t wait to welcome Paul home with a plate of these!
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Pumpkin White Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe
Yield: 36 small cookies
Total Time: 40 minutes
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 cup canned pumpkin puree
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2-2 cups white chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Whisk the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice and salt in a medium bowl; set aside.
In the bowl of a stand mixer, fitted with a paddle attachment, cream the butter and sugars. Add the pumpkin, egg, and vanilla and combine thoroughly. Slowly add the dry ingredients. Drop on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
Bake for 10-12 minutes in the preheated oven. Cool for a couple minutes on the cookie sheet
Adapted from All Recipes