I’m pretty stoked for this post for several reasons. First of all because it’s for a good cause. I’ve been hitting you left and right with all things pumpkin over the last couple of weeks with my Glazed Pumpkin Cream Puffs, No Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake Icebox Cake, 3-Ingredient Pumpkin Dip, No Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake Parfait, and I recently updated the photos on my Pumpkin Cheesecake with Gingersnap Pecan Crust! But lets get back to why this post means a lot to me. Over the last handful of years I’ve known several friends with children have the devastating news of cancer shake their worlds. For two friends in particular each had their little girls go through the grueling journey of leukemia. Sweet little Faye only three years old when diagnosed. Beautiful Tenlee couldn’t have been more than a year old when her cancer was discovered. Their journeys were long, emotionally taxing and exhausting I’m sure. After rounds of treatment, many many supporters and lots and lots of prayers both little sweethearts are currently in remission! Faye is now eight years old and Tenlee’s 4. While miracles happen every day, not all are so fortunate. I’m proud to partner with OXO who is a proud supporter of Cookies for Kids Cancer.
You can find more information on the story behind how Cookies for Kids Cancer was started: here. The program provides inspiration and support to allow anyone to easily get involved in fundraising to find a cure for pediatric cancer. As a formal show of support, in 2015, OXO will donate up to $100,000* to support Cookies for Kids’ Cancer. Look for the label above on select OXO baking items in store and for every purchase, 25 cents for each specially marked product will go towards supporting pediatric cancer research up to the $100,000 commitment*. Pretty cool right? You can grab the whole family and take a trip to your local retailer that carries OXO products and make a batch of your favorite cookies, brownies or muffins. Your support can help further research in pediatric cancer by raising the funds for new, improved and less toxic treatments.
The other reasons I’m excited about this post seem pretty unimportant in comparison to the big picture. You can know that you’ll be pleased with any of your OXO purchases. The OXO Good Grips® Pro Nonstick 13-Inch x 18-Inch Jelly Roll Pan that I used for my cookies is INCREDIBLE! I’m 100% sure it’s my favorite baking sheet in my supply (and I’ve got a pretty decent supply of cookie sheets). I had the large cookie scoop, but definitely needed the Medium Cookie Scoop in my inventory. You’ll love the size; makes the PERFECT sized cookies for the whole family. Of course you need a way to get the cookies off the sheet and you’ll extra love this Silicone Cookie Spatula. It definitely came in handy! Pretty much I give all of the products two thumbs WAY up. Lastly, I LOVE that these cookies are made with whole wheat flour and some coconut sugar. While they still have the brown sugar (which I didn’t feel like I could eliminate entirely) these are definitely healthier than your typical pumpkin chocolate chip cookie recipe, so I call that a win! What are you waiting for? Join the bake sale & bake ya some cookies!
Whole Wheat Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
These Whole Wheat Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies are phenomenal! They are made with whole wheat flour and have just enough pumpkin to make them perfect for Halloween or Thanksgiving. Nothing screams fall like pumpkin chocolate chip cookies, and these happen to be a little bit healthier for you!
- 1/2 c. 1 stick butter, softened
- 1 c. brown sugar
- 1/4 c. coconut sugar
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 5 tbsp. pumpkin purée not pumpkin pie filling
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1/2 tsp. baking soda
- 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp. ginger
- 1/8 tsp. ground cloves
- 1 1/2 c. whole wheat pastry flour
- 1 c. semi-sweet chocolate chip
Preheat oven to 350 F.
Combine the butter and sugars until mixed well. Add vanilla and pumpkin; mix until smooth.
In a separate bowl, combine dry ingredients and add to wet ingredients just until combined. Stir in the chocolate chips.
Scoop by rounded tablespoon onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 12-15 minutes being careful not to over bake. Cool slightly before removing from pan.
Adapted from Yammie's Noshery
- 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.
- In 2015, OXO will donate up to $100,000 to Cookies for Kids’ Cancer through product proceeds, bake sale matches and other fundraising efforts