Saturday, October 23, 2010

Pumpkin Butterscotch Cookies

I would agree with Annie--these cookies will never win a beauty contest. But despite their drab color palette, these cookies live up to their pumpkin color and flavor. Cakey, sweet, and just the right amount of spice, I recommend you give these little babies a try this harvest season. (Just don't overbake! Mine were a not quite moist enough for me.)

Pumpkin Butterscotch Cookies
Yield: about 2 dozen cookies
2 cups all-purpose flour
1½ tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
½ tsp. salt
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
2 large eggs
1 cup sugar
½ cup vegetable or canola oil
1 cup pumpkin puree
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 cup butterscotch chips

Preheat the oven to 325° F.  Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.  In a small bowl combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon; whisk to blend.  In a the bowl of an electric mixer combine the eggs and sugar.  Beat on medium-high speed until smooth and light in color, about 1 minute.  Blend in the oil, pumpkin puree, and vanilla extract until well combined.  With the mixer on low speed, mix in the dry ingredients just until incorporated.  Gently fold in the butterscotch chips with a spatula.
Drop mounds of dough onto the prepared baking sheets (I used a medium-sized dough scoop), spacing them a few inches apart.  Bake, rotating the sheets halfway through baking, until the tops feel set and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out dry, about 14-16 minutes.  Allow to cool on the baking sheets 5-10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.  Store in an airtight container.

Source: Joy the Baker and Annie's Eats


  1. These cookies look so fluffy and wonderful. They seem like they would be the perfect accompaniment to a cup of tea. Yum.