Pumpkin Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies!!! This combination in a cookie is amazing! You have to try these cookies!
Well, the day has arrived my friends. We’re back to school today. Yes, today . . . finally. I feel like everyone else in the country started school two weeks ago.
If you have kids, you know how tiring this last week has been. Getting ready for back-to-school, both physically and mentally. My youngest doesn’t want to go to pre-school. She’s not excited about going back today at all. A small part of me just wants to keep her home with me because I don’t want to see her crying when I drop her off.
Madeline has been home with me and Phoebe all summer and has gotten quite used to being at home and just having fun. Phoebe, my oldest, is ready and excited to go back. And it wasn’t always like this. Phoebe, my shy one, was the one I used to worry about. All the time. . well, I still do but for different reasons. And now, my little Madeline is growing up and needs to toughen up a little and understand that she needs to go to school and how much she will learn. She’s my crazy, outgoing, brave one and she surprises me sometimes. So, a small, tiny part of me is worried but I know and hope she will do great.
You see, I’m their mother and I would do anything for my girls.
I think any parent can relate and feels the same way. If they are hurting, I want to make them feel better. If they are sad, I want to cheer them up. If someone is mean to them, my hope is to teach them that not everyone is nice but there’s always a reason for someone’s actions and I want my kids to be better. . this lesson is not an easy one and will, of course, take time to learn. Hell, I still have to remind myself of this one. And if they are ever sick, I will do everything in my power to get them better.
But what if things are out of your control?
When I learned that September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and OXO was preparing for their annual program benefiting Cookies for Kids’ Cancer and getting some bloggers together, in addition to donating up to $100,000, I immediately wanted to be a part of this.
Cookies for Kids’ Cancer was founded by two OXOnians (OXO employees) who were inspired by their son Liam’s battle with pediatric cancer, a disease which claims the lives of more children in the United States than any other disease. Cookies for Kids’ Cancer provides inspiration and support to allow anyone to easily get involved in fundraising to find a cure for pediatric cancer.
For every stickered OXO item sold, OXO will donate 25 cents in support of pediatric cancer research as part of its $100,000* pledge to Cookies for Kids’ Cancer. Look for specially marked OXO products at participating retailers in September!
* In 2014, OXO will donate up to $100,000 to Cookies for Kids’ Cancer through specially marked baking tools, bake sale matches and other fundraising efforts. Cookies for Kids’ Cancer is a recognized 501c(3) public charity duly incorporated under the laws of the state of New Jersey. Your donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowable by law. 100% of proceeds raised by Cookies for Kids’ Cancer fund pediatric cancer research.
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So, I made some Pumpkin Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip cookies for you today. Yes, you heard me right! Pumpkin Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip. These are amazing!!
And here’s hoping Madeline and I won’t be going through too many tissues today . . and you’d better believe I still have a couple dozen of these cookies and will have a big plate with 2 big glasses of milk waiting for my girls for our after school snack.
Wishing everyone a great school year this year. . and look for the Cookies for Kids’ Cancer sticker when you are shopping and please help support this wonderful cause.
- 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- 1½ cups packed brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ heaping cup pumpkin
- 2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
- 2¾ cups all-purpose flour
- ¾ teaspoon coarse sea salt
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1½ teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
- ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
- ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
- 2¼ cups blend of semi-sweet + bittersweet chocolate chips
- Special equipment suggested: a OXO medium cookie scoop
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare baking sheets with parchment paper or your non-stick silicone baking mat.
- Using your stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream together the butter, sugar and brown sugar for about 2 to 3 minutes on medium-high speed. Add the eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Add the vanilla and pumpkin and mix together for another minute or 2. Add the creamy peanut butter and mix until well combined.
- In a separate medium to large sized mixing bowl, blend together the flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and cloves. While your stand mixer is on a slow speed, slowly pour the dry flour mixture into the wet ingredients until fully incorporated. Use a rubber spatula to scrape the sides of the mixing bowl if needed. Add the chocolate chips and mix again until fully incorporated.
- Using your medium sized cookie scoop, or a little larger than a tablespoon, drop cookie dough balls onto your prepared baking sheet and press down on each slightly to make the cookies flatter and bake for about 12 -14 minutes, or until set and the edges of the cookies are nice and golden brown. Remove from the oven and allow the cookies to cool for at least 10 minutes before serving.
Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post. I applied and was accepted to participate in this OXO Blogger Outreach program. I am honored to be apart of this and all opinions expressed here are 100% my own.