or so says the fella. while i love to experiment and try new recipes, he wishes i would just stick with chocolate chip cookies. always. every time i bake. but it’s autumn, darnit, and that means PUMPKIN! tomorrow a friend is hosting a clothing swap (bring your unwanted clothes/shoes, dump them in the middle of the floor, and go nuts…leftovers get taken to the thrift shop) and i want to bring a treat to make up for my pathetic contribution in the clothing department. you see, we moved 3 months ago. it was my 13th move in 10 years. i am SICK of moving. so, i went a little crazier than i typically do in my clothing purge and i donated 8 garbage bags of clothes and 3 paper bags of shoes and purses to goodwill. so, for tomorrow’s clothing swap, i have a sad little half-full grocery bag with a few tops, a skirt, and a pair of pants.
enter pumpkin doodle doos! i made these a few years ago and loved them – they are a twist on one of my favorite cookies, the snickerdoodle. this time, i added chocolate chips and omitted the cinnamon sugar coating, so that the fella can get his fix. the batter actually does taste basically like a chocolate chip cookie dough but with a hint of pumpkin, so this was a natural tweak to the recipe.
we *may* have gone a little overboard on the raw cookie dough, so neither of us have tried a finished cookie yet. but they baked up amazing – nice and high, not flat at all, perfectly golden around the edges. i made these a bit larger than the recipe indicated and they took a good 15-17 minutes (rather than 10). UPDATE: i just tried a finished cookie. they are DELICIOUS. now that i’ve cleansed my palate, perhaps i should have another…
the cookie on the right reminds me of her.