Pumpkin Cookies With Chocolate

These tasty drop cookies feature a fairly unconventional (but delicious) pairing—chocolate and pumpkin. Before baking, sprinkle with coarse sugar for added crunch and sweetness.

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Photo by Photo: Philip Friedman; Styling: Colleen Riley
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These tasty drop cookies feature a fairly unconventional (but delicious) pairing—chocolate and pumpkin. Before baking, sprinkle with coarse sugar for added crunch and sweetness.

Ingredients

  1. Check cups all-purpose flour
  2. Check ½ cup natural cocoa powder
  3. Check 1 teaspoon baking soda
  4. Check 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  5. Check 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  6. Check ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  7. Check ½ teaspoon fine salt
  8. Check ½ cup molasses
  9. Check ½ cup pure pumpkin puree
  10. Check ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  11. Check 1 cup granulated sugar
  12. Check 1 large egg
  13. Check 1 cup chopped walnuts
  14. Check 1 cup chopped dates
  15. Check 1 tablespoon turbinado sugar

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 350º F. Line two baking sheets with parchment.
  2. Whisk together the flour, cocoa, baking soda, cloves, cinnamon, pepper, and salt in a medium bowl. In a separate bowl whisk together the molasses and pumpkin puree.
  3. Beat the butter and sugar in a large bowl with an electric mixer on medium-high until light and fluffy, 2 to 3 minutes. Beat in the egg, scraping down the sides of the bowl as necessary. Reduce mixer speed to low and add the dry and wet ingredients alternately, beginning and ending with the dry ingredients and mixing well between additions. Mix until just combined. Fold in the walnuts and dates.
  4. Drop mounds of the dough (about 1½ tablespoon each) 1 inch apart onto the baking sheets. Sprinkle with the turbinado sugar, dividing evenly. Bake, rotating the sheets halfway though, until firm around the edges, 12 to 14 minutes. Let cool slightly on the baking sheets, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.