Monday, October 20, 2014

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cookies

 Here's a cookie recipe that I got from my sister, Cathy. She absolutely LOVES them and it's not out of the realm of possibility for her to make at least a batch of them a week during the fall/holiday season. She told me "Every time I make them, which is often this time of year, everyone raves!" But here's the mystery: Her recipe card says "From Joey" on it. Uh, really? Seriously? How do I not remember this? Apparently I gave her this recipe years and years ago, and tbh, I have absolutely no recollection of it. Crazy, huh? I'm thinking I may have gotten it from the label of a can of Libby's pumpkin. (You know how there are recipes on the underside of the label?) Well, anyway, regardless of where we got it, this recipe screams fall, and should definitely be added to your cookie repertoire. But be careful, though. They are extremely MOREISH! Once you have one, you'll definitely want more! You may even find yourself making at least a batch a week! Oh, and one other thing. The photo is from Cathy too! Thanx, Sister!

2 1/2 c. flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 c (1 stick) butter 
1 1/2 c sugar
1 c pumpkin
1 egg
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 c mini semi sweet chocolate chips

Heat oven to 350F.
In a medium bowl, combine flour, powder, soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Set aside. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add pumpkin, egg, and vanilla extract. Beat until light and creamy. Add dry ingredients. Mix well. Fold in chocolate chips. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto greased cookie sheets. Smooth out the tops of the cookies. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until lightly brown.

Not a fan of chocolate chips? Simply omit them! The cookies are still absolutely delicious! Actually, Cathy says she likes them better without them. Up to you! On the flip side, if you LOVE chocolate, try adding different kinds! White chocolate chips anyone? You could even add other flavors like butterscotch or cinnamon chips.... or any kind of chopped nuts. I think I might try pecans! Yum!

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