Monday, October 21, 2013
31 Days of Halloween: Vegan Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe
One of my favorite things to do during the Halloween season is to bake pumpkin EVERYTHING, and these delectably fluffy cake-like cookies are always a big hit with vegans and non-vegans alike!
Check out the recipe after the jump!
1 cup non-hydrogenated vegetable shortening
1 cup sugar
1 can pumpkin puree
1/4 cup applesauce
2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon pumpkin spice
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup vegan chocolate chips
Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees and line two cookie sheets with parchment paper.
In a large bowl, mix shortening, sugar, pumpkin, and applesauce with an electric mixer until well combined.
In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, pumpkin spice and salt until well blended. Slowly add this dry ingredient mixture to the wet ingredients and mix well until all combined.
Lastly, stir in chocolate chips.
Drop heaping spoonfuls onto the parchment-lined baking sheets, leaving about an inch or two between cookies. Bake for approximately 20 minutes at 375 degrees.
Once done, the bottom of the cookies should be lightly browned and the tops should be slightly fluffy and soft. Let cool and then try not to devour them all in one sitting!
If you have leftovers, you can store in an airtight container, but these are best eaten fresh!
Please note: This is not my original recipe, but the blog I found it on is no longer around so I am unable to link to the source.