Rating: Very Favorable
Notes: It's looking like these are best the day you make them, light and fluffy and scrumptious. They're not bad the second day either, but already taste a little tougher. I'll take this opportunity to push another product I love: Silpat. I'm sure baking on silicone will eventually kill me and all those around me, but I could not live without these. Air bake cookie sheets? Still easy to burn your cookies. Silpat? Never.
- Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and spices in a large bowl. Use a pastry cutter or fork to cut the butter into the dry ingredients until mixture is crumbly and no chunks of butter are obvious; set aside.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together the pumpkin, half-and-half and egg. Fold wet ingredients into dry ingredients. Mix in chocolate chips. Form the dough into a ball. Pat out dough onto a lightly floured surface and form it into a 1-inch thick rectangle about 3 times as long as wide. The dough will be moister if you used more pumpkin, so add as much flour as you want to make it workable.
- Cut the pieces into triangles or other shapes so that you end up with about 12 pieces. Place on Silpat on baking sheet. Bake for 14-16 minutes, or until light brown. Place on wire rack to cool.