This pumpkin chocolate chip cookie recipe is my absolute favorite! It makes the perfect fall comfort food. Pumpkins and autumn go together. Check out the fun pumpkin kids activities at the end of this post!
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Besides being fun, puzzles are an often overlooked educational tool. I’ve used puzzles to teach my children about the world. I also love using 4D Cityscape Time puzzles in our history lessons, as they allow children to see how historical events shape cities and countries.
I believe in hands on learning wherever possible, in all school subjects. So when I was offered the chance to review three new Dr. Livingston human body jumbo learning puzzles, I said yes. I knew these puzzles would be fantastic for teaching my children about the human body.
Using Puzzles to Teach Children About the Human Body
Pumpkin chocolate chip cookies are my favorite dessert – and a fantastic use for pumpkin puree! I just had to share this favorite pumpkin chocolate chip cookie recipe when I learned that pumpkins are this week’s Virtual Book Club for Kids theme. Five Little Pumpkins by Dan Yaccarino is this week’s book.
Our weekly menu is much more diverse these days (thankfully!), but these cookies are still a treat! Here’s my recipe:
Our Gluten Free Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe
- 2 c. flour. We use Cup 4 Cup gluten free flour. They cookies taste great and have a wonderful chewy texture, too!
- 2 tsp. baking powder
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1 tbsp. cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp. nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp. ginger
- 1/2 c. butter
- 1 c. sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 1/2 c. pumpkin puree
- 1 c. chocolate chips
Beat butter, sugar and eggs till fluffy. Beat in pumpkin. Then beat in dry ingredients just until combined. Stir in chocolate chips.
Drop by tablespoonfuls, two inches apart, onto cookie sheets lined with parchment paper.
Bake at 350 F, 12-15 minutes, or until golden. Makes about 3 dozen.
Have you tried Costco’s new Kirkland Signature chocolate chips? I’m a fan!
Pumpkin Learning Activities for Kids
Pumpkin and autumn go together! Check out more fun pumpkin themed learning activities below, and visit this page for all of the book-based activities from the 2017-18 Virtual Book Club for Kids.
- Kid-friendly pumpkin carving
- Pumpkin shape sorter
- Roasting pumpkin seeds
- Pumpkin felt food pattern
- Sharpie pumpkins
- Make a wall of pumpkins
- Felt pumpkin faces
- Pumpkin pancakes recipe
- Emotional intelligence Jack O’Lantern activity
- Cinnamon pumpkin brownies
- Pumpkin shape memory game
- Pumpkins name writing
- Chalk marker pumpkin decorating
- Dot marker pumpkin counting activity
- Pumpkin pre-writing worksheet
- Five Little Pumpkins cut & paste
- Pumpkin Solar System
- Stacking Pumpkins STEM Activity
Do you have a favorite pumpkin recipe? Do you like pumpkin and chocolate together? How about pumpkin learning activities for kids? Share ideas in the comments below, or on my Facebook page. You can also tag me on Instagram.