Sunday, November 22, 2009


Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cookies
2 cups flour
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground cloves
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup butter/margarine/shortening, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 egg
2 teaspoons vanilla extract (I just squirt some in I don't measure)
1 package chocolate chips (any type is good, I have tried-white, regular and milk)
2/3 cup chopped nuts (optional) -I used walnuts

Cream butter and sugars in mixer. Beat in pumpkin (I actually don't measure and just use 1/2 can), egg, and vanilla. Mix in the dry ingredients slowly. Stir in the nuts and chips. Drop onto cookie sheets and bake at 350 for 11-14 minutes.

I love these cookies because they are always fluffy and I don't feel too bad about eating them because they have pumpkin in them. I use butter or margarine in this cookies (normally I use shortening) with regular cookies it (butter) makes them flat, but this recipe it doesn't matter, so I go for convenience on this one. Also today I tried it with about 1/2 cup of whole wheat flour added in because I ran out of white flour and didn't want to run down to the basement to grab another bag. They turned out so next time I might try adding more in. I got this recipe from the Nestle Classic Recipes cookbook that we got for a wedding gift. I use this cook book tons (probably not a good thing), but it changes the basic chocolate chip cookie into something more special and different.

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