Getting Healthy in an Affordably Delicious Way

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Sunday, October 25, 2009

Pumpkin "TO DIE FOR" Cookies!!

Okay- allow me to preface with this. I don't eat cookies often. Actually, I cannot remember the last time I ate a cookie. UNTIL TODAY. Not only are these pretty low fat/calorie, there are 3 ingredients. You read it right. THREE INGREDIENTS! My husband and I both love them and have already consumed 6 of the 28 it makes! I was planning on sharing these, but maybe i'll share the next batch!?

Here's what you need: ONE box of spice mix (carrott cake mix supposedly works as well). ONE cup of bittersweet chocolate chips. ONE 15-oz can of pumpkin puree!

Yes, thats the extent of your grocery bill to make this treat! NO EGGS. NO OIL. NOT EVEN WATER!
First, pour the cake mix in a bowl and add the can of pumpkin:

Now, you want to blend it together until it looks like one big gob of pumpkin and no white cake mix is left!!

At this point, gently stir in your cup of chocolate chips. All you choco-holics, add the whole bag! BUT- I didn't, and I don't think it needs it!
Spoon heaping tablespoons onto a greased cookie sheet.
Put it in the oven at 350 degrees for about 13-15 minutes. They won't look much different shape-wise! Here's a picture of mine just before I pulled the little guys out!

Now- at this point. EAT THEM AT ANY TIME. Since I've been typing this, Nick and I have each had about 2 more cookies. I was able to scrounge 28 cookies out, but I bet you could do 24 really. 2 batches, and be done with it! OH THEY WERE SO GOOD. I did let some of them cool before i plucked them off the tray and into my mouth...

There's no way you won't love these! I guarantee it! I'm guessing there won't be many of these left by the end of the day. Here's a close-up and I'm headed out to seal them up for the time being before they truly do disappear!



  1. Aly!!! This blog is awesome, when i can put the books aside I will definitely be trying some of these out! That pasta dish looks amazing! You go girl!

    That crazy girl from Tejas,
    Sarah Hudgins!!!!

  2. Warning concerning the pumpkin cookies:

    You will not be able to eat just one. These things are freaking awesome. My wife whipped up a batch for our tailgating party on Saturday, and the cookies were a huge hit. Thanks for the great recipe.