Oh HAY! Remember me? The overly ambitious food blogger who used to hang out around these parts? I hope you didn’t forget me due to my serious lack of posting.
When my best friend had her baby (~5 months before Jemma was born), I asked her if babies are really, truly as exhausting as everyone says they are. As a non-parent who had very little experience dealing with infants, I simply couldn’t understand what the big deal was. It seemed as easy as: feed the baby, rock the baby to sleep, get TONS of stuff done. I was so so so very naive. For all you parents out there: you get it….no further explanation needed. For any non-parents: just trust me when I say that babies can/ most often are EXHAUSTING (and yea…totally worth it!).
Jemma is currently sleeping (after screaming for a while from Thanksgiving festivities over stimulation). I have a SO many different things that I should be doing right now, including lots of client work. However, I’m very happy to be here with you. I’ve been waist deep in all things food media since coming off of maternity leave and have been filming 8-12 food videos per week. Unfortunately, none of those videos have been for my own blog. I truly, genuinely miss developing my own recipes and posting them here for you. It’s happening again (in full force!) SOON.
Anyways. Today we’re here to talk about these Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cookies that I spent forever getting right AND that I’ve had sitting here in my draft folder for MONTHS. I was hoping to be ahead of the pumpkin game…but, better late than never I figure :D I would totally eat these ALL YEAR LONG!
The recipe is based off of my all. time. favorite. soft chocolate chip cookie recipes from Pinch of Yum (recipe HERE). I tested it out with coconut oil (to give it a vegan option) as well as regular butter (honest- tastes better IMO….vegan butter also works). The egg in the recipes is replaced with the pumpkin which provides a lovely and subtle hint of pumpkin to the cookies. The pumpkin pie spice really amps things up to give you that BAM in-your-face pumpkin flavor. I’m really into it.
Something else I’m rather obsessed with: DARK CHOCOLATE. It’s very confusing to me that some people aren’t into it but to each their own, I suppose. I make my cookies, more often than not, with dark chocolate. You can use whatever kind of chips that you desire. [Read More…]