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Healthy family recipe: Chocolate cookie meltdown

Try this chocolate cookie, which includes pumpkin puree!

Try this chocolate cookie, which includes pumpkin puree!

Chocolate cookie meltdown


  1. 2 ¼ cups all purpose flour

  2. 1 teaspoon of baking soda

  3. 1 teaspoon of salt

  4. ¼ cup of butter

  5. ¾ cup pumpkin puree

  6. ¾ cup granulated sugar

  7. ¾ cup packed brown sugar

  8. 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

  9. 1 egg

  10. 2 egg whites

  11. 2 cups of semi-sweet chocolate chips

  12. Cooking spray


1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

2. Combine flour, baking soda, and salt in a small bowl.

3. Beat margarine, pumpkin puree, granulated sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla in a large mixer bowl.

4. Add egg, then egg whites, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually beat in flour mixture.

5. Stir in chocolate chips.

6. Lightly coat baking sheets with cooking spray. Drop cookie batter onto baking sheets using a rounded tablespoon.

7. Bake for 9-11 minutes, or until golden brown.

8. Place on wire racks to cool completely.

Makes about 3 dozen cookies

Recipe from the Healthy Weight Program's Nutrition in the Kitchen Cookbook, found at

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