Just when you think that having five people read a book for typos, including a paid editor, would catch absolutely every error, you find another one. In our title, The Braces Cookbook 2, on pg 111, in the recipes for Pumpkin Chocolate-Chip Softies, we left out the word “cup” in: 1/4 cup vegetable oil – arrgh! Just to be perfectly clear, here is the recipe in full. Now that it’s Fall, it’s a great time for this treat.
Mmmm – nutmeg, cinnamon and ginger – enjoy the fragrance of Thanksgiving cooking without all the fuss. These cookies combine the moisture of pumpkin purée and the fun of chocolate chips. They’re even softer the second day (if you can wait that long), after they’ve been placed in a tightly-sealed container.
1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon ground ginger
½ teaspoon nutmeg
1 (15-ounce) can plain pumpkin purée
¾ cup light brown sugar, packed
¼ cup vegetable oil
2 Tablespoons molasses
1 Tablespoon milk
1 (12-ounce) bag chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Bake for 25 minutes.
In a medium-sized mixing bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg. In a large mixing bowl, with a mixer or whisk, combine the pumpkin, brown sugar, eggs, oil, molasses and milk. Add the flour mixture slowly into the pumpkin mixture until well combined. Stir in the chocolate chips.
The dough is very soft. Drop by heaping Tablespoons onto greased cookie sheets, 12 cookies to a pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes. Makes 36 – 40 cookies. Store in a covered container between sheets of waxed paper.
*** Chef Amee’s Gourmet Touch
Replace all-purpose flour with my favorite secret baking ingredient – whole-wheat pastry flour, about 1¼ cups. Not only is it healthier, but it keeps baked goods moist longer. Top these little cookies with a sprinkle of fine sugar for a bit of added sparkle, and bake according to directions.
From The Braces Cookbook: Comfort Food with a Gourmet Touch (2009)
ISBN 978-097749223-7 The Discovery Box