My Favorite Cookie Recipe

I used to make these every year at Christmas when the kids were growing up. Now that they are grown and some of my grandchildren don’t like chocolate, I haven’t made them in years–until now.

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies (copied from Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies)

1/2 c. canola oil

1 c.  pumpkin (about 1/2 can)

1 c. sugar

1 egg

1 tsp. vanilla

1 tsp. baking soda

1 tsp. milk

2 tsp. cinnamon

2 tsp. baking powder

1/2 tsp. salt

2 c. flour

2 c. chocolate chips

  1. Mix oil, pumpkin, sugar, egg, and vanilla in a large bowl.
  2. In a separate bowl mix baking soda and milk. Add to pumpkin mixture.
  3. In a separate bowl  mix cinnamon, baking powder, salt, and flour. Add to pumpkin mixture.
  4. Fold in chocolate chips.
  5. Preheat oven to 350°.
  6. Allow batter to rest for 10-12 minutes
  7. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheet (I line it with non-stick foil).
  8. Bake 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned and firm around the edges.
  9. 1 recipe yields 3-5 dozen cookies, depending on size of spoon. I doubled the recipe and got 11 1/2 dozen cookies. I used a regular teaspoon. I also added some allspice to the batter.

Happy Eating.