Try this chocolate cookie, which includes pumpkin puree!

Chocolate cookie meltdown

Ingredients:

  • 2 ¼ cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • ¼ cup of butter
  • ¾ cup pumpkin puree
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • ¾ cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 2 egg whites
  • 2 cups of semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • Cooking spray

Directions:

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 www.chop.edu/healthyweight.

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