Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

October 17, 2008

These plump little treats mean fall has arrived in our home (even when it is still 80 degrees and all of the leaves are green....fall doesn't look the same in the deep South!). The funny thing about these cookies is that I was introduced to them while living in Okinawa, Japan (another hot and humid area without the traditional autumn experiences!). My neighbor, Keri gave me the recipe and they have quickly become a family favorite. And since we always seem to live in tropical or semi-tropical spots these cookies have become our way of welcoming fall. These are easy to make and produce moist pumpkin cake-like cookies. Happy Fall!

1 cup canned pumpkin
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup shortening
1 egg
2 cups flour + 2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1 Tbsp milk
2 cups chocolate chips
1 tsp vanilla

1) Pre-heat oven to 375
2) Combine sugar and shortening. Add egg and beat well. Add pumpkin
3) Add flour, baking powder, cinnamon, salt and mix by hand until combine
4) Dissolve baking soda in milk and add to above.
5) Add chocolate chips and vanilla. Mix well
6) Bake for 10-12 minutes. Enjoy!
Cami said...

I'm gettin ready to make these!! Only, now I have to wait because I made about 5 tons of pumpkin bread we have to eat first. Good times.

craftymama said...

i make these every fall! i'll have to compare recipes and see if they're the same. i got the recipe from my dad- don't know where he got it. i usually make these cookies for Halloween trick-or-treaters instead of candy. i seal the plastic treat baggie with one of those charity return address stickers i get so many of (but we live in a small community so safety isn't such a great issue)

Corinne said...

This make me so wonderfully happy and I love how they make my house smell :)

holly said...

yum! I was so craving something like this...

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