A few days ago, I came across an new (for me) blog: “Handle the Heat”. She has a very interesting “Ultimate Guide to Chocolate Chip Cookies” on there; she took the basic Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe and varied one ingredient at a time, observing the results each time – she then reported the results. I love that (Alton Brown-esque) approach!
Anyway, that enticed me to subscribe to her blog, and over the weekend I received an email with her “Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookie” recipe. I of course, had to try it…
I have to say – I like it! It is obvious that she gave this some thought (and obviously some testing) because these cookies are a step above: there is a subtle pumpkin flavor, while chocolate is still the star. They are not overwhelmingly sweet, and the amount of cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and cloves is sufficient to give you a hint of fall approaching.
I will definitely make these again!