The Best Cookies Ever!

This is not speculation my friends, this is a fact. In a taste test performed by me in my kitchen with no other cookies up against it, I found these to be the best cookies I have ever eaten.  These cookies are light, soft, super fluffy, and spiced with allspice, cinnamon, and ginger.

Let me tell you something else spectacularly wonderful about these cookies. They are as healthy as a cookie can get. I hesitate to call things healthy just because they aren't fattening, especially cookies, but these are actually good for you. The pumpkin is a great source of carotenoids, lutein, and xeaxanthin!

What?

I don't know what any of these things are, but I do know that they fight against free radicals! And Pumpkin is high in fiber. No big words needed there.

Because of the use of pumpkin, there is not as much of a need for fat. There is only about 1/2 cup of oil in the entire recipe, bringing these bad boys to a grand total of 100 calories per cookie! Throw in some chocolate chips and add about 25 calories a cookie! And one cookie is plenty!






1 cup pumpkin puree
2/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon molasses
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/2 cup canola oil
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
3/4 teaspoon ginger
1/4 teaspoon allspice
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup chocolate chips
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the pumpkin, sugar, molasses, maple syrup, and oil. Sift together the flour, baking powder, spices, and salt and add to the wet ingredients. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  3. Drop by huge (scone-sized) or normal-sized spoonfuls onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for about 10-12 minutes until firm. Transfer to a cooling rack and enjoy! These taste amazing warm out of the oven and the flavors are really brought out overnight or a few hours later.



Comments

  1. Have you ever experimented with gluten free? I'm needing an egg free, gluten free dessert for a 2 1/2 year old. She's kinda tired of rice crispy treats and such.

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  2. No I haven't. Try FatFreeVegan.com

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