Know what the solution is for post-wedding blues? Post-wedding cookie baking. Which I did last night, all dolled up in my adorable Antropologie apron (thank you, Clink) AFTER baking a chicken pot pie. My domesticity…it knows no bounds.

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Image courtesy of Cooking This and That (because I was too lazy to get out my camera!)

I added chocolate chips to half of the batch since I think everything is better with chocolate. Michael, however, disagrees (I know, I know, I married a man who DOESN’T like chocolate.), so the other half was sans-chocolaty goodness. No surprise here, I think the ones with chocolate are better.

Pumpkin Cookies
Adapted from Cooking This and That

Makes about 4 dozen cookies (Well, Mine only made about 30 cookies, but I made them big. I recommend making them big.)

Cookies:
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cups white sugar
1 cup canned pumpkin puree
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease cookie sheets or line with parchment paper.

Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin pie spice, and salt; set aside.

In a medium bowl, cream together the 1/2 cup of butter and white sugar. Add pumpkin, egg, and 1 teaspoon vanilla to butter mixture, and beat until creamy. Mix in dry ingredients. (If you want, mix in 1/2 cup chocolate chips here.)

Drop on cookie sheet by tablespoonfuls; flatten slightly.

Bake for 13-15 minutes in the preheated oven. (13 was PERFECT for me).

The full recipe with the addition of icing can be found here. I didn’t make the icing because I just think confectioners sugar  is too sweet. Personally, I didn’t miss the icing — especially with the chocolate chips — but it’s entirely up to you.

The result is a decadent cake-like cookie that I swear to you is even better the next day. So much better, in fact, it took all my willpower not to eat five for breakfast.

I only ate two.

PS- Is this a regular feature you’d like to see? I’ve got a second bedroom full of unpacked kitchen gadgets, lots of time on my hands and a husband who will not be disappointed if I take up residence in the kitchen. And Kodiak will never say no to licking the (non-chocolate covered) spoon.

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