Saturday, October 23, 2010
Cookie Recipe #294 - Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cookies
Today's cookie is soft and cake-like, slightly pumpkiny and loaded with chocolate chips-a keeper!
Ingredients: 1 cup shortening (I used butter), 2 cups granulated sugar, 2 eggs, 2 teaspoons vanilla extract, 1 (15 ounce)can pumpkin puree, 4 cups all-purpose flour, 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda, 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder, 1 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 1 pinch ground nutmeg, 1 cup (I usually double this)semisweet chocolate chips, 1 cup chopped walnuts (optional).
Instructions: Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line baking sheets with parchment paper or grease lightly; set aside.
In a large bowl, cream together the shortening and granulated sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs one at a time. Stir in the vanilla and pumpkin until well blended. Combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg; stir into the pumpkin mixture. Mix in the chocolate chips. Stir in the walnuts, if desired. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto the prepared baking sheets.
Bake for 12-15 minutes in the preheated 375 degree oven, until edges begin to brown. Allow to cool for a few minutes on the baking sheets before transferring to wire racks to cool.
Makes about 6 dozen cookies.
Submitted by Diane at http://allrecipes.com.