A few months ago, too long ago really; my sweet sister for a cousin flew out with my brother for a cousin to visit. We had such a wonderful time with them. We went hiking, ate fire grilled hamburgers, toasted s'm s'mores, visited anywhere we thought was visit-able and said long good-byes. While in Utah Valley, we went to see the place where they filmed this famous dance scene from footloose, Lehi Roller Mills.
If you've ever been to Utah, you may know that Pumpkin Chocolate Chip cookies are a delicacy of sorts. While we were at the Lehi Roller Mills, my cousin was amazed to see a bag of "Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies". Growing up in Queens, New York, they aren't a norm so she'd never heard of them before. Have you? She bought a bag and took them home. She still has yet to make them, so I decided to give her a little inspiration. So these, my dear sister, are for you.
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
adapted from a 1984 Primary Manual - awesome.
½ cup butter (1 stick, or ¼ lb.)
1 cup brown sugar, packed
¼ cup sugar
1 cup puréed pumpkin
1½ teaspoons vanilla
Mix together in separate bowl:
2 cups flour
3 teaspoons cinnamon
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon cloves
½ teaspoon allspice
½ teaspoon nutmeg (fresh is best)
½ teaspoon ginger
A pinch of cardamom pods (about 10), ground or just ground cardamom if you’ve got it
½ teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon baking powder
I tried a few cookies in a muffin top pan, not my fave; but I didn't take a photo of them on the regular cookies sheet...
Combine two mixtures, mix completely. Add 1 teaspoon lemon juice and 1 cup chocolate chips (we love bittersweet, 60% cacao). Spoon onto a greased baking sheet and bake at 400°F for 10-12 minutes.
Hub likes to touch all of the yummy things he wants to keep for himself. Just so I won't give them away to the neighbors.
See his finger?
I’m not sure what the lemon juice is for, but I add it anyway. I’ve never tried it without. Also these are less of a “cookie” and more like small cake-y mounds. Regardless of what they are or aren't, they're fabulous.
He's breathing on all of them now... not the ones we took to Burke and Reese though. ;)
I love making them after I've roasted a local sugar pumpkin from my newest love of a farmer's stand called Verd's. It's the best, and on the way home from work.
Here are a few more angry dances I love:
1. billy elliot - I used to own this movie, but I can't find it anywhere! It was my favorite. My baba got it for me from HK. He brings home lots of fun things when he goes there, and often it's a dance movie for me. :)
I also wanted to add the one from Hot Rod on here, but I couldn't find it.
A few more notes (sorry):
* I got an award! Come over here to The Open Pantry and see what it was. I'll be passing it on soon. Thank you again, Emily!
* I haven't received anyone's addresses from the Pierre Hermé giveaway, although I already have Lan and Emalia's. So everyone else, e-mail me your addy's so I can send them off to you. The results of the giveaway are at the bottom of the original giveaway post. And here's my e-mail address: belleboulangere(at)gmail.com
* I'm now blogging with a group of fabulous bloggers who I truly admire for Café Zupas. Honestly I don't feel as though I'm of the same caliber, but I was really excited when they asked me to join in on the fun. Of course I couldn't refuse. Come check it out!
* I've decided that I want to invest in a great camera, and lessons. Any tips or suggestions for types of camera (Canon vs. Nikon?) and where to take classes would be well appreciated. I love my Powershot, but I want something a little better, and less grainy.
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