Easy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
Cookies are as diverse as the people who make them—so it’s important to note what “kind” of chocolate chip cookie this one is. Rather than a crisp and chewy cookie, these cookies are more akin to an exceptionally tender, cakey-thick cookie. Just as good with a glass of milk, the flavors that make a traditional chocolate chip cookie taste like a chocolate chip cookie are all accounted for, but with the added riffs of savory-sweet pumpkin and a hint of warmth from a little ground cinnamon. The pumpkin puree incorporated into the cookie dough lends significant moisture, almost like a moist pumpkin bread or muffin, but with the added richness of the brown sugar-butter combination typical in all chocolate chip cookies.And then there’s the chocolate. Suspended throughout the dough, mini semisweet chocolate chips melt in the oven’s heat and retain a semi-liquid state in the moist cookie dough, making every bite a mouth filling mix of velvety pumpkin and sweet cinnamon as well as tiny pockets of almost melted chocolate. Sitting somewhere between a pumpkin muffin and a chocolate chip cookie, this treat is a crowd pleaser that won’t last too long on your counter.