Pardon my ‘french’ but as the title suggests, they really are the best damn pumpkin spice, soft baked, sponge-cake-like, ooooey gooey chocolate chip havin’, GLUTEN-FREE cookies – EVER. I made a batch for a Friends-giving Potluck and all 20 of them were gone in no time. I have to admit I was a little bummed, only because I wanted one….but since I had eaten 4 just loading them up in their container for the trip I decided I’ll live. Then I vowed to share their heavenly health-in-a-cookie benefits immediately.
The healthy part is, of course, covered by the PUMPKIN. It’s actually a superfood – high in carotenoids aka: antioxidants, full of fiber, low in calories while still a good source of potassium, iron and vitamin C. Aside from protecting your vision, regulating your blood sugar and possibly preventing cancer, it’s also (surprisingly) a strong anti-inflammatory. And all sans gluten. Yippp-paaay! Now that you know the healthy part, lets shamooaann over to the tasty part. You’ll need the following:
- 1 cup of Canned Pumpkin (not pie mix)
- 1 Egg
- ½ cup of Vegetable Oil
- 1 cup of raw sugar
- 2 cups of Bob’s Red Mill Gluten-Free All Purpose Baking Flour
- 2 tsp of Baking Powder
- 1 ½ tsp of Cinnamon
- ½ tsp of Nutmeg
- ½ tsp of Salt
- 1 tsp of Baking Soda
- 1 tsp of Milk
- 1 tbls of Vanilla
- 1 bag of Ghirardelli Dark Chocolate Baking Chips
1.) First, combine the pumpkin, sugar, vegetable oil, and egg in a large bowl. In a separate bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, ground cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. Next, dissolve the baking soda with the milk and stir into the wet ingredients. Add the flour mixture to the pumpkin mixture and mix well for 1-2 minutes.
2.) Add the vanilla and chocolate chips and stir until combined.
3.) Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and drop cookies by the spoonful. Bake at 350 for 10-12 mins.
Let them sit (if you can!) for at least 5 mins to cool before devouring them all….I mean, plating them for family and friends. And there you have it! Maybe you’ve heard of these….maybe you haven’t but either way your mouth will never forget them. ENJOY!
- Wanna make these gluten-free AND vegan? Hope over to Instructables.
- Don’t have the time or need to remove the gluten? Make these same cookies with just THREE ingredients with Shaken Together Life.