2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts or pecans
1/2 cup ground gingersnaps
1/3 cup old fashioned oats
1/2 cup unsalted butter
1/2 cup canned pumpkin puree
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/3 cup granulated sugar
3 tablespoons corn syrup
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon (You could sub. 1 1/4 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice for all of these spices)
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon clove
1 1/3 cups all purpose flour
3/4 cup chocolate chips
Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat cookie sheets with cooking spray.
In a large mixing bowl, stir together melted 2 tablespoons butter, 2 tablespoons granulated sugar, walnuts, gingersnap crumbs, and oats until well incorporated. Place crumbs on a cookie sheet and bake 10 minutes or until very light golden brown and toasted; set aside.
Increase oven temperature to 375 degrees F.
Melt 1/2 cup butter in a small saucepan over medium heat; cook 2 minutes, stirring frequently, until butter foams and turns golden brown. Pour into a large mixing bowl and cool for 5 minutes.
Place pumpkin in a small saucepan over medium heat, and cook 4 minutes, stirring frequently, until some of the moisture evaporates from pumpkin.
Place pumpkin, brown sugar, 1/3 cup granulated sugar, corn syrup and egg in bowl with browned butter; mix together using a mixer on medium high speed for 4 minutes. Beat in vanilla, baking soda, salt and spices until well combined. Reduce mixer speed to low and beat in flour until well incorporated - about 1 minute. Stir in walnut-gingersnap crumbs and chocolate chips until combined.
Chill dough in refrigerator for 30 minutes.
Drop tablespoons of dough onto cookie sheets. Bake 10-12 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool 6-7 minutes before transferring cookies to wire racks to cool completely.
Makes 2 dozen cookies