Tag Archives: baking

Gooey Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

30 Oct

I’m a lean-mean baking machine today! I cooked a big pot of chili earlier this afternoon and the cutest pumpkin chocolate chip cookies while I watched the Steelers game! Very productive Sunday!


  • 1 cup pumpkin
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup oil (see FitBit*)
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cupsormore chocolate chips


  • combine pumpkin, sugar, oil, and egg-whisk until the sugar dissolves.
  • combine flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt-stir. dissolve the baking soda in the milk.
  • add flour mixture to pumpkin mixture and stir in milk and baking soda. stir to combine. add chocolate chips.
  • bake at 350degrees for ~10 minutes.



To make baked goods healthier, swap the oil for unsweetened applesauce. You’ll retain moisture, volume, and taste without the fat!

Dark Chocolate Cherry Brownies

11 Sep

Hello! It’s been too long since I’ve posted ANYTHING! Blame school. Nothing says a B-E-A-Utiful, sunny, football-filled day than dark chocolate cherry brownies 🙂 Plus, you cannot beat the smell of your apartment while anything chocolatey bakes 🙂


  • 3/4c. flour
  • 1c. sugar
  • 3/4c. cocoa powder
  • 1t. baking powder
  • 3/4t. salt
  • 1/3c. cherry preserves
  • 1/3c. water
  • 5T. butter
  • 1 egg & 1 egg white
  • 1/3c. chocolate chips (or more-no judging)


  1. mix the first 5 ingredients together-set aside.
  2. combine in a saucepan cherry preserves, water, and butter-bring to a boil.
  3. add preserve mixture to flour mixture & stir.
  4. add egg and egg white-stir.
  5. add chocolate chips.

Bake at 350degrees for ~25 minutes. And….:D.