Friday, October 24, 2014

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Pumpkin chocolate chip cookies are the perfect fall treat. They are easy to make and my family loves them.

My husband loves a cake type cookie, so he especially loves it when I make these. They are moist and full of fall flavors {pumpkin, cinnamon and nutmeg}.

 I really like them with cream cheese frosting, but most of my family likes them plain. I've included the frosting recipe for those of you with my good taste:)

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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

1/2 c. shortening
1 1/2 c. sugar
1 c. pumpkin
1 egg
1 t. vanilla
2 1/2 c. flour
1 t. baking soda
1 t. baking powder
1 t. cinnamon
1/2 t. nutmeg
1/2 t. salt
1 c. chocolate chips

With a mixer, cream together shortening and sugar. Add pumpkin, egg and vanilla and mix well. Add dry ingredients and mix just until moistened. Stir in chocolate chips.

Cream Cheese Frosting: {Optional}
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
1/4 c. butter, softened.
2 t. milk
1 t. vanilla
4 c. powdered sugar
Cream together cream cheese and butter until smooth. Add milk and vanilla and mix. Mix in powdered sugar.

A few notes:
*I use butter flavor shortening.
*Instead of measuring, I either use a small can, or 1/2 of a large can of pumpkin.
*I usually use a large can of pumpkin, so I put half of it in a zip-top baggie and stick it in the freezer for the next time.
*I like to stir in the chocolate chips with a wooden spoon.
*Don't over cook them, or they will be dry. They should not be gooey, but still look moist on top.
*You will probably only need 1/2 of the cream cheese frosting, unless you double the batch of cookies. I like to store store the extra in the freezer in a zip bag. It's perfect for Chocolate Chip Walnut Brownie Cupcakes, Carrot Cake, Cinnamon Rolls, Cream Cheese Braid, and Jiffy Cinnamon Rolls.

A few of my other fall recipes:

What are your favorite fall treats?

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