Pumpkin Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Makes approximately 60 cookies

from FoodieCrush

3 cups granulated sugar
1 (29 ounce) can pure pumpkin
1 cup butter, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla
6 teaspoons baking powder
2 eggs
4 tablespoons pumpkin pie spice
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon kosher salt
12 oz. 72% Mababu, Tanzania Dark Chocolate, chopped
5 cups all-purpose flour

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine the sugar, pumpkin, melted butter and vanilla and mix until smooth. Add the eggs and beat for 1-2 minutes.
Whisk the pumpkin pie spice, baking powder, baking soda and kosher salt in a small bowl and add to the wet ingredients. Mix well. Mix in 2 cups of the flour, then 2 more cups and then the final cup. Add the chocolate pieces and mix just until incorporated.

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a baking mat. Drop 1 tablespoon rounded scoops of the cookie dough on the sheet about 2 inches apart.
Bake cookies for 12-15 minutes. Let rest on cookie sheet for 2-3 minutes then move to a cooling rack to cool completely.