Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

November 14th, 2015 | Posted by Milana in Dessert | Thanksgiving - (0 Comments)

Yields: 33 cookies


1 cup pumpkin puree

1 cup sugar of choice

1/4 cup avocado oil

1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 large egg

2 cups white whole wheat flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon cinnamon

½ teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon 1% milk or almond milk

1 cup dark chocolate chunks or chips (I did half mini semi sweet chocolate chips and half dark chocolate chunks)


Heat oven to 375 degrees. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper sheets (or lightly grease the cookie sheet with cooking spray if you don’t have parchment paper).
In the bowl of a stand mixer with paddle attachment combine pumpkin, sugar, oil, applesauce, vanilla and egg. Mix until well combined.

In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. In another small bowl, dissolve the baking soda with the milk. Add both the dry flour mixture and the wet baking soda mixture to the pumpkin mixture. Mix well until incorporated. 

Add in the chocolate chips and stir until evenly combined.

Using a small cookie scoop(medium scoop is equal to 1 tablespoon), drop mounds of the cookie dough on the prepared cookie sheets.

Bake for 10 to 12 minutes. Allow the cookies to cool for slightly before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

** Original Recipe was adapted from A Family Feast




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Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

October 28th, 2012 | Posted by Milana in Dessert - (0 Comments)



There is nothing better than baking chocolate chip cookies from scratch especially when you have an eager 3 year old who is willing to help every step of the way and an uninvited hurricane on the way named Sandy! I used the recipe on the back of a Nestle Dark Chocolate & Mint Chips Bag and modified it to the low fat version!


1-1/8 up  white whole wheat flour

1-1/8 cup unbleached all purpose flour

1 tsp baking soda

1/4 tsp salt

1/4 stick of unsalted butter softened

1/2 cup avocado oil

1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce

1 tsp vanilla extract

1/2 cup cane or coconut sugar

1/2 cup packed brown sugar

2 Large Eggs

1/2 tsp Peppermint extract

1 Cup Enjoy Life Chocolate chips


Heat oven to 350F. In a medium bowl whisk flour, baking soda and salt. In another medium mixing bowl beat butter, oil, applesauce, sugar and vanilla on medium until smooth. Add eggs and beat until well combined. Mix in the flour mixture in two parts, do not over mix! Stir in chips. Use a small scoop and place small mounds of cookie batter onto un-greased cookie sheet. Bake 8-10 min or until golden. Let cool 5 min before transferring onto cooling rack for further cooling. I got 40 cookies from this recipe. Serving Size 1 cookie.

40 Servings
Amount Per Serving
Calories 98.0
Total Fat 3.6 g
Saturated Fat 1.6 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.5 g
Monounsaturated Fat 1.2 g
Cholesterol 7.7 mg
Sodium 51.9 mg
Potassium 16.8 mg
Total Carbohydrate 13.3 g
Dietary Fiber 0.5 g
Sugars 7.9 g
Protein 1.2 g




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