Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
by Lisa Forrer, Cookie Club Member
Recipe Courtesy of www.CookieClubRecipes.com
Category: Desserts, Cookies
Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Level: Easy to Bake
Yield: 3 Dozen Cookies
My kids love these cookies. We make them in the fall, especially around Thanksgiving and Halloween, but they would be just as good on a rainy summer day. Using milk chocolate chips really give them a wonderful flavor with the pumpkin and other spices. They have the same density as hermits and just as good!
1/2 pound butter (2 sticks)
2 c. brown sugar, packed
1/2 c. white sugar
2 c. mashed cooked pumpkin
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 c. chocolate chips (milk chocolate)
2 1/2 c. all-purpose flour
1 tsp. salt
2 tsp. baking soda
4 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 -1 tsp. cloves
1 tsp. nutmeg
1 tsp. ginger
Icing... (if desired, they are great with or without)
3 T. confectioners' sugar
1 tsp. hot water (more or less as needed; for desired consistency)
Sift together flour, salt, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, and ginger. Set aside.
In a large mixer, cream together butter, sugars, eggs, and pumpkin.
Stir in dry ingredients, one-third at a time, until well combined.
Add vanilla and chocolate chips, stir.
Tip: Batter will be very soft, however, chilling this dough is not necessary. Cookies will hold their shape during baking.
Drop by spoonfuls onto lightly greased cookie sheet.
Bake at 400 degrees for 10-12 minutes.
Cool cookies on rack.
Drizzle with icing if desired.
Editor's Note: You could easily substitute other ingredients for the chocolate chips, I would suggest raisins or chopped walnuts, or a combination of all three. The original recipe does not call for icing but I thought it would be pretty for the holidays. They are delicious either way and taste similar to pumpkin bread. YUM!!!
Recipe edited and photos added by CookieClubRecipes.com
Originally submitted by Lisa Forrer of Vancouver, BC
Cookbook: 2005 Holiday Cookie Club Recipes, pg. 23