Pumpkin Funfetti Chocolate Chip Cookies and 100 Days!

Seasonal and festive cookies...with chocolate chips!

As a Penn State student, I along with most (if not all) of my peers, have been disgusted by the abuse that has been made public within the past couple of days. It sickens me when such acts are committed, especially when it is by an individual in a position of power. Luckily our justice system will take care of the criminal, and our campus has done an excellent job of following through with cleaning out certain faculty and administrative members.

As expected, this news has unfairly tarnished Penn State’s reputation. I absolutely love this school: the environment is welcoming, the education you receive is phenomenal, and our contributions to charities and research are unparalleled. The actions of one sick man should not erase the wonderful impact that over 44,000 students and countless alumni leave on society.

Today was a great day for Penn State students (aside from the news of Joe Paterno’s convenient retirement announcement). Today marked 100 days until THON. For those of you who don’t know, THON is the WORLD’s largest student-run philanthropic organization. It is a non-profit organization that raises funds and awareness for pediatric cancer. Since 1977, THON has raised more than $78 million for the Four Diamonds Fund. If you are interested in donating, or would like to learn more, you can click here.

In celebration of 100 days until THON, I decided to bake something that children would LOVE. I have never met a child that is against Funfetti. The only problem with Funfetti cake is that it tends to come out a bit dry; the pumpkin fixes that problem! It makes the cookies not only extremely chewy and soft, but it also makes them have a nice “fluffy” appearance. And of course, since this is my creation, I HAD to include chocolate chips.

The combination of seasonal flavors, festive funfetti, and rich chocolate results in a cookie that will have you reaching into the jar many, many times (not that I know this from personal experience…).

Ingredients:

  • 1 package of funfetti cake mix
  • 1/2 cup of AP flour
  • 1/2 cup of pumpkin puree
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees, grease or line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Combine the funfetti cake mix, flour, cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg. Add the eggs, vegetable oil, and pumpkin puree. Stir until all dry ingredients are moistened.  Mix in the chocolate chips. Use a tablespoon to create your individual cookies. Roll into balls, and place on sheet.
  3. Press down and slightly flatten the tops of each cookie dough ball. This helps them spread a bit. Place in the oven for 6-8 minutes or until golden brown.

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. itsybitsybrianna
    Nov 10, 2011 @ 00:45:54

    These sound so so sooo delicious
    and I love the colorful chips
    xoxo
    bB
    http://www.itsybitsybrianna,wordpress.com

    Reply

  2. FeathersandFutons (@FeathersFutons)
    Nov 10, 2011 @ 04:54:28

    You just combined 3 things that I love: Pumpkin, Funfetti, and Chocolate! Love it! Thanks for sharing!

    http://www.feathersandfutons.blogspot.com

    Reply

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