What is better than pumpkin & dark chocolate!?  Not much.  It might just be the new peanut butter & chocolate combo!

I don’t bake a lot, but when I do, I like to really make it count!  So here was my first stab at “Salted Pumpkin Dark Chocolate Cookies”.  I modified this recipe slightly off of something I saw on Pinterest.  One thing I noticed was that the cookies were very soft, which is usually a good thing, but they got a little stuck together when I plated them.  So I recommend adding a pinch more flour if you’re noticing they are coming out too soft.

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Ingredients: 

  • 1 stick/8 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (be generous)
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • One 10 ounce bag dark chocolate chunks
  • A few pinches sea salt for sprinkling on top of cookies

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Place butter and sugars into a mixer (or mixing bowl if you’re using an electric hand blender) and beat until light and fluffy. Add molasses, pumpkin, egg and vanilla, beating until well combined.  Add flour, salt and baking soda, then add in chocolate chips and finish mixing.

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Using a tablespoon, scoop dough into a baking sheet.

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Bake for 15-17 minutes or until baked through. Let cool for 10 minutes on baking sheet then transfer to cooling rack.  Sprinkle with a bit of sea salt (optional).

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Enjoy this great fall treat!