I made these cookies a couple of weeks ago and since I had taken a couple of pictures I decided that I wanted to share them! A friend of mine was turning 21 and loves cookies (who doesn’t!) so I decided it was a good excuse to make cookies and be able to give some away to her. I also had family coming to visit that weekend… baking cookies is always more fun when there is someone to share them with, right? I had some pumpkin seeds that I had purchased and while scoping out my cabinets for cookie inspiration I decided that they must be incorporated somehow. I did a Google search and found a recipe for Pumpkin Seed & Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies from Kaitlin With Honey and decided those were the ones to try. I also had all of the ingredients I needed, except the oatmeal. Not to be deterred I kept looking through the cabinets and decided to substitute Kashi Go-Lean cereal for the oatmeal in the recipe. I also doubled the recipe so that I would have plenty of cookies to give away to my friend and share with family.
Chocolate Chip & Pumpkin Seed Cookies (Adapted from kaitlinwithhoney.com)
- 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
- 1 cup oats or Kashi Go-Lean cereal
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup butter (at room temperature)
- 2/3 cup sugar
- 2/3 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup apple sauce
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 egg
- 2/3 cup roasted, salted pumpkin seeds
- 2/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (1 just used 1 whole bag for the doubled recipe)
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a baking sheet with baking spray. In a large bowl, sift together flour, oats, baking soda and salt. Set aside. In a separate bowl, use an electric mixer to combine the butter, sugar, brown sugar, apple sauce, vanilla and egg. Add the wet mixture to the dry mixture and use a wooden spoon to combine. Add the chocolate chips and pumpkin seeds and mix again until evenly distributed. Using hands, roll the dough into balls and space evenly across your baking sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes.
The cookies were perfection! Chewy, moist, goodness. I wish I had some today!