My Favorite Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

One of my absolute favorite things about Fall is the food… pumpkin everything! Since I’m so passionate about pumpkin, I have definitely had my fair share of pumpkin cookies. I’ve tried them all and these are by far my favorite! They are soft, chewy and not overly sweet.


To start out, make sure you round up all your ingredients:

  • 1 Cup Pumpkin Puree
  • 1 Cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Oil
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Egg
  • 2 Cups Flour
  • 2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 tsp Milk
  • 1 1/4 Cup Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Lightly grease cookie sheet.


In a large bowl add pumpkin puree, sugar, oil, vanilla extract and the egg. Using a hand (or stand) mixer beat all ingredients until well combined.


In a separate bowl mix the flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. In another smaller bowl mix the baking soda and milk until they form a slurry.


Add both the dry flour mixture and slurry to the pumpkin mixture and combine all.


Stir in the chocolate chips.


Using a tablespoon scoop heaping spoonfuls onto the greased cookie sheet.


Bake for 10-12 minutes. Allow the cookies to cool slightly before removing.


Now it’s time for some hot chocolate and a cookie! If you try out this recipe, let me know what you think!

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe


Friday Favorites – Cookbooks

This Friday we’re kicking of  a new series of blogs… Friday Favorites! A weekly roundup of my current favorites from the past week. This Friday we’re talking about cookbooks!

I have always been a lover of cooking but I am by no means a chef… I always gravitate towards those beautifully curated cookbooks, but the problem with a lot of them is that they have 5 million ingredients that you can never find at the grocery store and it takes about 10 hours to cook one meal.


I finally found a cookbook that is practical, beautiful and DELICIOUS – Healthyish! Not only does it have a lot of really yummy recipes, but it’s also packed full of sauce, butter and pickling ideas that are so fun and great staples to have around in your kitchen.

ACS_0006Here are a few of my favorite recipes that I tried from the cookbook this past week:

  1. Spiced Chicken and Chickpea Flatbreads with Cucumber-Dill Tzatziki
  2. Prosciutto and Cucumber Tartine
  3. Lemon-Herb Butter
  4. Pork and Mushroom Stroganoff


Get your own copy of Healthyish here! I got mine at my very own Anthropologie, but hurry! We sold out of it so fast at our store and haven’t received replenishment yet!

Thanksgiving 2015

This year my Thanksgiving was a little different than normal. Instead of spending Thanksgiving with my family in Dallas, this year I spent my Thanksgiving break in Mesa, Arizona with my boyfriend. Not only was this a change geographically for me, but this it was all up to me to plan out and execute Thanksgiving dinner. In this Thanksgiving post I’m going to go over just where to buy my decor/design pieces and what recipes I was using for dinner. Enjoy!



For my simple and sweet Thanksgiving dinner table I shopped at just two stores – Target and Ross. Here’s the breakdown of where I got everything:



And for the stuffing… it’s a family secret. Sorry 🙂


I hope this tablescape inspires you to get creative with all of your holiday get-together’s this season! I’d love to see what y’all come up with.


Happy Holidays!