Just a Taste

Holiday Comfort in Cookie Form

[dropcap]Thanksgiving has arrived and you know what that means, the holiday season is in full swing. It’s time for family, friends, traditions, parties, gifts and food galore. Although it’s the most wonderful time of year, it can be extremely overwhelming. Between parties and guests, cooking often consumes the entire holiday season leaving little time for you to kickback and relax.[/dropcap]

Don’t panic, there are many ways to alleviate the stress of cooking for groups during the holidays. A simple way to relieve some pressure is to choose a classic comfort food recipe everyone is sure to love. Plus, as a bonus for you, comfort food recipes tend to be simple, low-fuss and delicious.

To ease your entertaining dilemmas, we’ve included a simple recipe for a classic holiday treat: Reduced Stress Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies. These cookies are easy to make, always turn out fluffy, filled with chocolate and are downright comforting. Prepare these cookies, and you will please hungry guests and still have time to enjoy their company.

Reduced Stress Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

1 C Pumpkin 1 Egg
1 C Sugar ½ C Vegetable Oil
2 tsp Baking Powder 1 ½ Tsp Cinnamon
1 tsp Baking Soda ½ Tsp Salt
1 tsp Milk 1 Tsp Vanilla
1 C Chocolate Chips

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and grease two cookie sheets.

In a large mixing bowl, combine pumpkin, vegetable oil and egg. Beat until smooth.

Add sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, salt and flour. Mix in milk and vanilla. Once the mixture looks smooth, fold in chocolate chips.

Drop dough on cookie sheet. Bake for 10 minutes.

Enjoy!