This is my first recipe this year using pumpkin puree. It’s basically a standard chocolate chip cookie, flavored with pumpkin puree and pumpkin pie spice. This spice mixture is not really available in Guatemala, but it can be made by mixing cinnamon, ginger, cloves, allspice and nutmeg. Go with 3 tablespoons of cinnamon, 2 teaspoons of powdered ginger, 2 teaspoons of cloves and 1 ½ teaspoons each of ground allspice and ground nutmeg. I got the recipe for the spice mix from My Baking Addiction.
My family really enjoyed this recipe, and my daughter is excited about us beginning to make “Halloween stuff”, but I have to warn you that because of the added pumpkin, the texture of the cookie is soft rather than crunchy. However, you will not be disappointed with the flavor. So, let’s kick off the holiday season then!