November 15, 2010

i'm here to pump(kin)...you up!

Oh, Ahnold. Why did you leave acting for politics? We've been unfairly robbed of your impersonation-worthy delivery of lame lines. Even more tragically, SNL has taken a massive nosedive in the years since Hans and Franz. Such loss, so sad.


As usual, I digress. You came here for food, and food you shall have. I made these cookies in a fit of pumpkin-loving madness. They're unique little noshes, with oats and chocolate morsels scattered throughout. Granted, my experience eating pumpkin is limited at best, but I don't recall seeing many recipes combining it with chocolate. It's a pleasant duo, to be sure. If you're sick of pumpkin pie as a Thanksgiving dessert or want to get a head start on the big meal, go ahead and make a batch of these--the dough freezes wonderfully.


Methinks even Mr. Schwarzenegger (a name actually found in the spell-check database!), Hans, and Franz would approve.

Punkin Cookies
(based on these beauts)

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/3 cups quick or old-fashioned oats
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup pumpkin puree
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350° F. Lightly grease baking sheets or line them with parchment paper.
Combine flour, oats, baking soda, cinnamon and salt in medium bowl. Beat butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar in large mixer bowl until light and fluffy. Add pumpkin, egg and vanilla extract; mix well. Add flour mixture; mix well. Stir in chocolate chips. Drop by rounded tablespoons onto prepared baking sheets.
Bake for 14 to 16 minutes or until cookies are lightly browned and set in centers. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.

58 comments:

jose manuel said...

La foto lo dice todo, delicioso que se ve.

Saludos

Barbara said...

Of course, you loaded them with cinnamon! :) A lovely holiday cookie, Grace.
Hate to show my age, but I haven't been a fan of SNL since Belushi, Chase, Radner et al. I have all the old DVD's too.

Angie's Recipes said...

I love pumpkin! These would make a fine breakfast for me after yoga!

Von said...

Pumpkin and chocolate....now that sounds like an awesome combination!

A Plum By Any Other Name said...

Ah yes, the pumpkin loving masses. I can see them marching towards us with pitchforks: with Arnold as their leader. As always, thanks for the pick-me-up Grace!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

They look irresistible! What a great texture.

Cheers,

Rosa

bellini valli said...

Another way to use my favourite autumn veggie that's too sweet for words.

TKW said...

I really like the combination of pumpkin and chocolate! Those little yummies look right up my alley.

Amanda said...

You never cease to amaze me.. just fantastic!! Awesome recipe!

Julie said...

I love how plump they look! Yummy indeed.

Hungry Dog said...

These look utterly delightful. And as a Californian, I too bemoan Arnold's departure of Hollywood for politics. Oh well, his stint is just about over.

tamilyn said...

My grandma would put chocolate chips in her pumpkin bread, so this makes total sense. They look like little orbs of love....

Ms. Meanie said...

Wow, these sound awesome. I usually make a pumpkin chocolate chip cookie (from Joy the Baker) but they don't have oatmeal. I love the addition of oatmeal in these cookies! Yum + health = perfect.

Albany Jane said...

Pumpkins! Love!

When I was visiting my bro-in-law and future sis-in-law, he made pumpkin pie, but had a little left over. They were wondering what they could do with so little left, and naturally the first thing that sprung to mind was "COOKIES!". So good!

Foodessa said...

Grace...I certainly agree about pumpkin and chocolate going hand in hand.
Thanks for sharing these cookies.
I have lots squash ready to be used for recipes like this one ;o)

Ciao for now,
Claudia

Cheryl said...

Wow, those look moist and nummy! is that a word, LOL!

The Blonde Duck said...

I love oatmeal and pumpkin together!

Nutmeg Nanny said...

Delicious! They look so soft and tasty...yum!

Faith said...

Oooh, what little pillows of heaven! Love the combo of pumpkin and chocolate together!

Deborah said...

I've been looking for the perfect pumpkin cookie recipe - I need to try this one out!!

Marjie said...

Arnold doesn't look to me like the type to pass up a good cookie.

Lorraine @NotQuiteNigella said...

I can't believe you've only had a limited experience eating pumpkin Grace! It goes so well with cinnamon! :D

scrambledhenfruit said...

Oh I do remember SNL in the good old days...I haven't seen it in ages! (Of course, I don't stay up as late as I used to!) These "pumped up" cookies look great. :)

Ingrid said...

I'm thinking cinnamon chips.
~ingrid

MaryBeth said...

I have made these cookies for oh so many years and simply love them, pumpkin and chocolate area amazing together.I think Ingrid might be onto something with using the cinnamon chips also...I will try that next year.

kimberleyblue said...

I love pumpkin cookies, especially when they're filled with chocolate.

I've been told that white chocolate chips are the thing to try in pumpkin cookies, and I think this may be the cookie recipe to try them with!

Kay Heritage said...

You are making me hungry, again....

Leslie said...

yum. I really shouldnt visit your blog when I am trying to diet!

Lori said...

I can never eat enough pumpkin pie but I would love a bite of pumpkin with chocolate. CHocolate is a friend to everyone.

Missed your posts.

Chanel11 said...

It is definitely time for Mr Arnold to 'Get back to the chopper!' or 'get back to the carpet!' - you really got me craving some pumpky n choccy right now

5 Star Foodie said...

Pumpkin cookies is a terrific idea, love the chocolate chips in them!

shaz said...

What a great way to eat pumpkin, with chocolate :) Give me the cookie and no one will get hurt...

Pam said...

I want these cookies NOW. Nicely done my friend.

Pam said...

Those were the good old days of SNL. And these cookies are about to become my good old Thanksgiving cookies!

blackbookkitchendiaries said...

they look so lovely and moist.. perfect combo.

WizzyTheStick said...

Interesting cookie I would have never thought pumpkin and chocolate would go together.

sweetlife said...

plump,pumpkin,chocolate goodness...

sweetlife

Robin Sue said...

Yay you are back and with a goodie too. I do miss Hanz and Franz too. I saw Arnold last summer in that shoot em up movie by Sylvester Stallone and his lines were so short, and he looked very old. So sad.

Lisa-Marie said...

These look delicious!

It's good to have you back lovely :)

Joanne said...

Life was definitely better when Ahnold was on SNL. And it would be infinitely better NOW if I had these cookies sitting here. If only.

oneordinaryday said...

Ha! Love the title of your post. Too funny. The cookies look great!

Juliana said...

Grace, pumpkin and oatmeal cookie? It sure looks so yummie...great recipe for pumpkin cookies :-)

Xiaolu @ 6 Bittersweets said...

LOL at the title and Ah-nold reference. I've been thinking about getting toned recently (thinking being the operative word haha). Love all the pumpkin recipes cropping up for fall. Looks soooo delish.

Sharon said...

I completely agree about the demise of SNL.

On a happier note, those look just the right amount of gooey and soft for me. Delicious!

Heidi - Apples Under My Bed said...

Haha, oh Arnie :) 'True Lies' is the best movie! These looks great. I too have never seen chocolate and pumpkin combined. I wonder why, when these look so very delicious! And cute :)
Heidi xo

elpi said...

I can eat this in just one hand!!lol love it. .another pumpkin treat on my list

Laura said...

I love anything pumpkin, anytime. Although I usually forgo the chocolate.

Holy cow this tv season has been insane. We have so many shows we don't know what to do. I hope you are watching The Walking Dead--we LOVELOVELOVE it. And the season premiere of Human Target showed great promise--love the addition of female characters to the cast.

foodhoe said...

since we still have him as our guvnor, I feel that he still gets plenty of airtime... those cookies sound delicious, by god you've inspired me to bake!

Kelly said...

Hmmm...maybe some cardamom instead of the cinnamon? *ducks* And as a California resident, I can say Ahhh-nold will officially "be back" SOON!

daphne said...

Very irresistible!!! I would love to have it on my table during breakfast...

Mimi said...

You can never have too many pumpkin treats.
Mimi

Carolyn Jung said...

Soft pumpkin cookies studded with chocolate -- I look forward to them every year. YUM!

Hornsfan said...

Delicious use of pumpkin and chocolate - wonderful concoction Grace!

Chef Fresco said...

Haha you always make me laugh. We make some punkin cookies one time and they were the greatest. These ones look even better though!

Lucie said...

pumpkin + chocolate chips = love. Have you tried eating them straight out of the fridge? I know tit sounds weird, but that's how I love my pumpkin chocolate chip muffins!

marla@familyfreshcooking.com said...

My house would be all over these cookies and that is all there is to it. Delish! Great texture that pumpkin adds :)

Lisa said...

These must surely be good. I love chocolate with pumpkin!

Danielle said...

I love your pictures! You make everything look really good(: The pumpkin cookies look really good!