The Cookie Recipe I’ll Be Baking Through The End Times

I don’t really have a “thing.” Some people do: I have a friend whose things are pottery and running, and a friend whose things are hiking and taking care of her one-eyed cat, and a friend whose thing is tending to her surprisingly bountiful pandemic garden. The closest I think I come to having a “thing” is maintaining an internet presence so interested parties can know I’m still alive, occasionally writing, and also baking. This blog post exists where those two activities intersect.


1 1/2 cups pureed pumpkin (I use a can)
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon (you could also add pumpkin pie spice, or ground ginger, or nutmeg)
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup unsalted butter (softened)
1 to 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips (I use the whole bag)

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