Cookies and Bars · Gluten Free · Uncategorized · Vegan · Vegetarian

Soft Batch Pumpkin Gingersnap Chocolate Chip Cookies

Who doesn’t love a Gingerbread cookie, but bump it up a notch with pumpkin AND chocolate chips! These cookies are delicious and a great fall treat. I added more flour to keep the cookies from spreading, perhaps because of the gluten-free flour I used. I would make these again and try with all-purpose flour and they would equally as good!

Soft Batch Pumpkin Gingersnap Chocolate Chip Cookies

INGREDIENTS:
  • 1/2 cup butter or vegan butter, softened to room temperature
  • 1-3/4 cups sugar, divided
  • 1/2 cup pure pumpkin puree
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 2-1/3 cups gluten-free 1:1 or “cup for cup” baking flour blend (I added 1/2 cup additional flour after baking the first pan–see before & after photo below)
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons ground ginger, divided
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup Enjoy Life Dark Chocolate Morsels (I used Nestle)
Left–Cookie before adding additional flour; Right–Cookie after adding flour
DIRECTIONS:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees then line a half sheet pan with a silpat or parchment paper and set aside.
  2. Add butter and 1 cup sugar to the bowl of an electric mixer or large glass bowl if using a handheld mixer. Beat until lightly and fluffy. Add pumpkin puree, molasses, and vanilla then beat until combined. Add egg then mix until just combined.
  3. In a separate bowl stir together flour, baking soda, cinnamon, 1-1/2 teaspoons ground ginger, ground cloves, and salt. Add to the wet ingredients in two batches, mixing until just combined before adding the second batch. Add dark chocolate morsels then mix until just combined.
  4. Stir together remaining 3/4 cup sugar and 3 teaspoons ground ginger in a bowl then scoop cookie dough by the Tablespoon into the mixture and roll to coat. Place onto prepared baking sheet then bake for 7-8 minutes (7-1/2 minutes were perfect for mine.) Rap the sheet pan on the counter (aka drop the sheet pan from a couple inches above the countertop onto the countertop) then let cookies cool slightly before transferring to cooling racks to cool completely.

Recipe from IowaGirlEats

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Raspberry Crumble Bars

Raspberry Crumble Bars are so delicious and easy. Daughter, Megan, introduced me to this great recipe and it hits the mark with my love of raspberries and a crunchy oatmeal base. For some reason, the childhood saying of ‘yummy, yummy in my tummy’ comes to mind.

Raspberry Crumble Bars

INGREDIENTS:

Raspberry Filling

  • two 12-ounce bags of frozen raspberries (see notes)
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar (more depending on tartness of your berries)
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • juice of one lemon

Crumble Layer

  • 3 cups rolled oats
  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 cups brown sugar (loosely packed)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 1/2 cups melted butter (I prefer salted)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
DIRECTIONS:
  1. Prep Raspberries: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Place raspberries in a large colander. Run warm water over them for a minute, and then let the liquid drain out for about an hour until softened and thoroughly drained (see notes). Mix raspberries with sugar, flour, cornstarch, and lemon juice.
  2. Soft Delicious Crust: Mix the oats, flour, sugar, baking powder, butter, and salt together into a crumble-like mixture. Press two thirds of the crumble into the bottom of a 9×13 pan lined with parchment paper. Bake for 10 minutes.
  3. Bake: Arrange the raspberry layer on top of the baked bottom layer. Sprinkle with remaining crumble. Bake for another 25-30 minutes.
  4. Finish: Remove from oven. They will need a little time to set up into “bar” formation, so chill them for a few hours to get them really solid. Orrrr… cut into it right away and eat it like a soft fruit crisp! You should be able to remove them from the pan easily by pulling up on the edges of the parchment paper.

Recipe from PinchofYum