White Chocolate Pumpkin Cookies

Foodista Cookbook Entry

Category: Desserts & Sweets | Blog URL: http://www.runnerskitchen.com/2009/11/white-chocolate-pumpkin-cookies/

This recipe was entered in The Foodista Best of Food Blogs Cookbook contest, a compilation of the world’s best food blogs which was published in Fall 2010.


1 teaspoon cinnamon
dash of ginger and nutmeg
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup butter
1 1/2 cups light brown sugar, loosely packed
1/4 cup applesauce
2 eggs (preferably organic)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 1/2 ounces Lindt white chocolate bar, chopped into small pieces
small handful of dark chocolate chips


Preheat oven to 300 degrees and grease a large baking sheet
Whisk together flour, spices, and baking soda in a medium bowl
Beat together the sugar and butter until creamy
Mix in applesauce, eggs, pumpkin, and vanilla
Slowly incorporate flour mixture just until combined
Stir in the pecans and white chocolate and dark chocolate chips
Drop heaping Tablespoons of dough onto cookie sheet and bake for about 15 minutes or until golden brown on top




Gymadre's picture

Just made these, but used only 1.5 C all purpose flour, added 3 C quick oats and took out the nuts. Also added 1/2 tsp salt (did not see any salt in original recipe) Very Good! My daughter is coming home from school this weekend and she is my pumpkin lover.


I LOVE all things pumpkin and these cookies satisfy that craving!

When my friend Hannah visited last fall she brought me a tupperware full of pumpkin chocolate chip cookies that I promptly devoured. Once they were gone, I knew I had to re-create them.

Even though I love to bake, I’m not the biggest fan of measuring/following directions (um, yes – I realize this is usually essential for baking). I went with my instincts last night and the result was healthy and tasty (tooting my own horn, just a bit)!!

These cookies have a very light, fluffy textures (almost like little pumpkin breads!) and the white chocolate is a surprisingly good compliment to the pumpkin. To assist in her post-marathon recovery, my roommate sampled 6 cookies and declared them “delicious!”.




Thursday, January 14, 2010 - 11:31am

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