So in the grand scheme of Putting Things Off Until After The Last Minute, I will write about pumpkin cookies now that Thanksgiving is officially over. Oops! But never fear, pumpkin items are meant to, nay demand to be enjoyed year-round, as often as possible.
My initial intent was to make some pumpkin spice cookies using pretty much the Easiest Recipe Ever, and then adding in ingredients at random to fulfill my gastronomic creative urges. However, I was missing half the ingredients (which is pretty bad when a recipe calls for only 2 ingredients): I had the can of pumpkin, but lacked the spice cake mix. I did, however, have a very reputable chocolate cake mix, and decided it was high time it integrated itself with some pumpkin. Chocolate cake mix, however, lacks the spice that could be the difference between mediocre and average pumpkin cookies, so I grabbed my pumpkin pie recipe and swiped the spice ingredients list from that.
So, along with the cake mix and can-o-pumpkin, I also used:
-1 tsp cinnamom
-1/2 tsp ginger
-1/4 tsp cloves
One of these days I’d like to get an actual pumpkin and use it’s innards for baking. Not this time around, it seems, as that would likely negate the “Super Easy” part of this cooking adventure.
Anyhow, I stirred everything together until appropriately gooey.
Somewhere around this point I was all like, “Needs more texture!” And I thusly dumped in about a handful of chocolate chips, and a little less then a handful of walnuts. Baked these babies for about 9 minutes at 360 degrees, and after being piled up they looked a lot like this!
They are delicious, especially when warm, and remind me of cake-like brownies (well, pumpkin-flavored brownies, though the chocolate definitely makes the pumpkin flavor more subtle). They, uh, look like the sort of cookies that cows tend to poop out, but lets just ignore that. Anyone who appreciates their chocolate desserts will recognize these babies for the delicious morsels that they are, and anyone who doesn’t is obviously not deserving of delicious chocolate pumpkin cookies!