Friday, October 9, 2009

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies



I know that pumpkin chocolate chip cookies are pretty common, especially this time of year, but I wanted to share this recipe anyway. Rather then being a dense cookie, these are such soft, melt-in-your mouth fall treats. I've already made them a few times, and I need to stop because I can't stop sneaking them!

I'm so glad it's Friday! I'm particularly exhausted today, so I am very much looking forward to a nice, quiet weekend. Between that and the cool weather, snuggling with a warm blanket and a good movie sounds perfect! I hope you all have a wonderful, and relaxing weekend!

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
Found in Allrecipes.com

Ingredients

1 cup shortening
2 cups white 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 semisweet chocolate chips
1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)

Directions

1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets.
2. In a large bowl, cream together the shortening and white 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 cookie sheets.
3. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes in the preheated oven, until edges begin to brown. Allow to cool for a few minutes on the baking sheets before removing to wire racks to cool completely.

28 comments:

Chow and Chatter said...

oh these are so cool and great color will tweet them, and link to chow and chatter's face book page, have a lovely weekend, like the sound of your weekend Rebecca

savorysimple said...

They sound delicious and look gorgeous. I'm always looking for new pumpkin and butternut recipes.

Jenn said...

A perfect fall cookie. I'm going to have to get me some pumpkin from the farmer's market this weekend.

Palidor said...

Soft and melt-in-your-mouth? I'm loving the sound of that!

Pam said...

I would love a plate of these cookies and a glass of ice cold milk right now. Mmmm.

Libby Murphy said...

I like the two flavors together and I love the soft cookies so I'll be making these for some of my treating during the Halloween and autumn seasons.
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Alissa said...

Those cookies are a dream come true!!! Fantastic pictures too! I love your 'set' :) You're such a pro!

Katy ~ said...

I'm not a real fan of chocolate chip anything. Think these would be good with those butterscotch bits?

♥peachkins♥ said...

I love the twist that you gave these cookies!

Leslie said...

Oh wow..the color of your cookies are amazing!

Kim said...

I recently saw these in a taste of home book and was wondering about them. I'm glad to hear you like them well enough to make them more than once. They look great and I would love to try them myself!!

the ungourmet said...

I just love pumpkin everything. These look so yummy! I bet my kids would gobble these right up!

Have a lovely and relaxing weekend.

HoneyB said...

They sound like something we would love in this home! Love your photos. :-)

Cucinista said...

Everything you write about these cookies makes me want to eat them, big time.

teresa said...

Katy-i think butterscotch would be great, or maybe cinnamon chips. :-)

girlichef said...

Yum!! I could eat pumpkin cookies all season long...

Erica said...

mmm I'm so for anything pumpkin right now :) Totally delicious.

Melody said...

These are a great cookie this time of year and yes...they are addicting!

Barbara Bakes said...

I love pumpkin chocolate chip cookies but haven't had them yet this year. I'll have to give your version a try!

Cinnamon-Girl Reeni♥ said...

I love these plump little nuggets! They almost look like little cakes! Such a yummy combo!

biz319 said...

I've always loved a soft cookie! Thanks for the recipe! :D

Donna-FFW said...

Love the color on these. Sounds like the perfect fall treat.

Velva said...

These choco-chip pumpkin cookies remind me of a light and airy scone. These cookies look like a great idea to curl up with a plate on an autumn evening, and enjoy a good movie.
Enjoy your weekend.

Judy said...

Great fall treat. I love pumpkin anything. These look yummy.

Lara said...

These look so perfect for a cool autumn day! I love pumpkin treats!

Ingrid said...

I so need to start my pumpking baking! Soft melt in your mouth? Yes, please!

Hope you enjoyed your weekend!
~ingrid

Kevin said...

Great way to enjoy some pumpkin!

Natashya KitchenPuppies said...

I've never had pumpkin chocolate chip cookies before - they sound wonderful! Perfect for the season.