Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cookies (Muffin Tops & Ice Cream Sandwiches)

Let me share with you the conversations that a household of girls might experience…

Healthier Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cookies (Muffin Tops)

Conversation between the 5 year old and 3 year old while getting ready for school in the bathroom:

5 year old: “Is Jack going to be at school today? Don’t you think he’s cute?! Is he your Boooooyyyyffrriiieennndd?!!!”

3 year old: “HE’S NOT MY BOYFRIEND! We are just friends! We are JUST FRIENDS!”

5 year old: “No, he’s your boyfriend. OOOOOHHH! You have a boyfriend! You have a boyfriend!”

3 year old:”(Inaudible screaming) Moooooooom! Tell Gia that Jack is just my friend. You can have boys and they can be friends, but not be boyfriends!! Mom, tell Gia!”

5 year old: “Boy friend! Boyfriend! Boyfriend! Boyfriend.”

3 year old: (More inaudible screams) “AHHHHHHHHHH!!! NOOOOOOOOO!!!”

Baby: (Sitting and staring)

I’ll spare you the rest of that scene.

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Conversation between the 5 year old, the 3 year old, and myself after school:

5 year old: MOOOOOM! I don’t have ANYTHING to wear. I have NO clothes! I just want a shirt that doesn’t have a print on it, but has pretty things on it! Can I wear one of Myla’s shirts?

3 year old: NOOO! Those are my clothes! (Starts crying) Don’t take my clothes! You are too big and they don’ts fit you! (Yes. Don’ts)

Me: Gia, you have plenty of clean clothes hanging in your closet. Go find a shirt in there, you aren’t wearing your sisters shirts. And why are you changing anyways?

5 year old: Ahhh! Why can’t you just let me do what I want?! All I want to do is have a cute shirt to match this skirt!

3 year old: (Crying. Loud.) DON’TS TAKE MY SHIRTS! THOSE ARE MINE!

End scene.

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Conversation with the 5 year old, 3 year old, and myself:

Me: “Girls, I made cookies! Come have one and tell me about school today.”

Girls: (Grab cookies and sit down and eat)

Me: “So what did you do? What is one thing you learned?

Girls: (Eating. No response.)

Me: “Were you nice to everyone, and kind?”

3 year old: (Takes the last bite of her cookie.) ” Mom, I look like you don’t I?

5 year old: “No, you look like daddy.”

3 year old: “NOOOOOO! I don’t want to look like daddy!!”

Me: “Here, have another cookie.”

Silence.

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Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cookies (Muffin Tops & Ice Cream Sandwiches)
 
Ingredients
  • 1 c. pumpkin puree
  • 1 c. coconut sugar
  • ½ c. melted coconut oil
  • 1 TB. vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups. white whole wheat flour, oat flour, or unbleached white flour
  • 1½ tsp. pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. milk + 1 tsp. baking soda, mixed together
  • 1½ c. chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 375. In a bowl mix together the puree, sugar, oil, vanilla, and the egg.
  2. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour spices, and baking powder.
  3. Add the dry ingredients to the wet, along with the baking soda mixture, and mix until combined.
  4. Fold in the chocolate chips.
  5. Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper and using a medium cookie scoop, scoop the batter onto the baking sheet. Slightly press down the cookie a little.
  6. Bake for about 10 minutes.
  7. The cookies will resemble a soft pillow/muffin top texture!

Cookies adapted from here.

You don’t have to make ice cream sandwiches out of these cookies, but they are the perfect texture for them! I made the ice cream out of frozen greek yogurt ice cubes, and the recipe can be found HERE!

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So what did we learn today friends?

Giving your kids cookies will shut them up.

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Just kidding. I mean, kind of. Maybe for a second it will…

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Conversation between my 5 year old, 3 year old and myself while tucking them into bed:

5 year old: (Squeezing my arm) “Mom, I just want to lay here and cuddle you. You are just the best mom.”

3 year old: (Reaching her arms out) “Hugs. Hugs. Hugs.” (Gives me a big hug) “Kiss. Kiss. Kiss” (Gives me a big kiss)

5 year old to 3 year old: (Hugging each other) “I love you little sister.”

3 year old to 5 year old: (Looking at her sister, then gives her a big kiss.) “I love you.”

Me: (Tears)

3 year old to 5 year old: “GIIAA, those are my pajamas!!”

Me:  “Is it too late for cookies?”

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And ya know what…

I wouldn’t change anything.

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  1. This is a perfect marriage between all things delicious.

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