Please excuse me for my lack of posting. It’s been sort of a whirlwind weekend. I also flaked out on yesterday’s post with Tuesdays With Dorie (next week, I promise). You see, Saturday I got some news. After waiting over three months (96 agonizing days), I finally (finally!) received a little white envelope in the mail from the Massachusetts Board of Bar Examiners… I PASSED THE BAR!!! This means I am now officially a lawyer, albeit an unemployed lawyer, but capable of practicing no less! I finally put the “(e)squire” into “Chefsquire.” There are no words to describe how big of a weight that has been lifted off of my shoulders. As you can imagine, this weekend I did a lot of celebrating, relaxing, and gloating, though not much cooking.
Ok, enough patting myself on the back. Unless you are trolling food blogs in search of a middle of the pack law school grad now licensed in Massachusetts to hire at your firm, you are here for the food. I have several wonderful dishes in my to-blog-about queue, so check back daily! Today, I will tempt you with these delectable Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies.
Read on for more photos and the recipe. I promise no more bragging!
I first stumbled upon these delectable cookies via Tastespotting and instantly added them to my “must cook” list. They were simple as can be to whip up using your standard cookie ingredients (flour, butter, sugar, etc.) with the addition of spices and canned pumpkin. Cinnamon, clove, and nutmeg add the perfect hint of spice to the cookies which have an almost cake-like texture. While perfectly delicious, their softness was somewhat of a surprise at first bite. As if moist, cakey pumpkin cookies would not be tempting enough, these were studded with semi-sweet chocolate chips and drizzled with bittersweet chocolate. (No you don’t have deja vu, last week’s biscotti were also drizzled with chocolate.) Though I am not a huge pumpkin lover, I have really enjoyed these quintessentially autumn cookies. Click here for the recipe [redirects to Culinate.com].
As I promised you, I have several more posts up my sleeve. In the coming days, I will be posting recipes for Whole Wheat Pitas, Southwest Chicken Salad, Shrimp Scampi, Macaroni and Cheese, and Black Bean Soup.