I mentioned over on Facebook that my Mom, sisters and I make a TON of cookies every year. We do this for gift bags for our neighbors, co-workers, etc. and it’s always a fun way to really get into the Holiday spirit.
One of my personal favorites of all of the cookies that we make is a recipe I actually got from a friend (Thanks Annette!). Pumpkin Chocolate Chip cookies and they are SO SO SO good! You have just enough sweet but not too sweet and they are a cakey, squishy cookie that I could eat to the point of being dangerous, ha!
So on to the recipe… (I doubled this recipe yesterday)
What you will need:
1/2 c. sugar
1/2 c. brown sugar
1 c. butter, softened
1 c. canned pumpkin
1 t. vanilla
2 c. flour
1 t. baking powder
1 t. baking soda
1 t. cinnamon
1/4 t. salt
3/4 c. chopped walnuts (optional)
1/2 c. chocolate chips
I haven’t even done the recipe with the walnuts — but I am sure it would be tasty!
- Cream the butter and sugars together until fluffy.
- Add pumpkin, egg and vanilla. Mix well.
- Sift flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt in another bowl.
- Gradually add it to the wet ingredients. Add walnuts and chocolate chips.
- Bake at 350 on an un-greased baking sheet for 10-12 minutes.
Check with a toothpick – depending on the size of your cookies it may take a bit longer. This recipe makes 4-6 dozen (all depending on the size!).