It's official! Fall is in the air and perhaps we live too close to a bakery, but it smells a lot like freshly baked pumpkin chocolate cookies. (No complaints, here) These soft, pillowy cookies have all of those cool-weather aromatic spices that make you want to put on your comfy sweats and pile on the blankets, with a plate of cookies on your lap, of course.
PREP TIME: 10 minutes
COOK TIME: 10 minutes per batch
RECOMMENDED PELLETS: Apple or Cherry
SERVES: makes 3 dozen cookies
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
½ tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
1 tsp ground cinnamon
¼ tsp ground nutmeg
½ tsp ground pumpkin pie spice
½ tsp ground ginger
1 stick of butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup pumpkin puree
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups milk or semi-sweet chocolate chips
Start Traeger on Smoke with the lid open until the fire is established (4 to 5 minutes). Preheat to 350 degrees with the lid closed for 10 to 15 minutes.
Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin spice, and ginger and set aside.
In another bowl beat the butter until it's light and fluffy. Add the sugar, pumpkin puree, egg and vanilla, mix well. Gradually add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until fully incorporated.
Gently fold in the chocolate chips. Drop spoonful amounts of dough onto a parchment-covered baking sheet.
Bake for about 10 minutes on the Traeger or until the cookies are lightly browned.
Grab a glass of milk and eat them while they're still warm.