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pumpkin & chocolate cookies


A friend of mine posted this recipe for pumpkin cookies and I had to try it out.
I bought nutmeg and pumpkin puree, assuming the rest of the ingredients were in my
cupboards. Excitedly I started mixing but soon realized I was short on sugar,cloves,
cinnamon and butter. It was late and I didn't want to drive to the store so I just made due
with what I have. I ended up editing her recipe to the point that I'm pretty sure these are
nothing like the ones she made. Nevertheless they're irresistible!
This is roughly my recipe, but for the original, iced version go here.

2 1/2 cp flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 cp butter
1/4 cp butter flavored shortening
1/2 cp white sugar
1/2 cp brown sugar
1 can pumpkin puree
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
1 pkg milk chocolate chips

Measure and combine dry ingredients, minus sugars. Cream butter, shortening and
sugars. Add pumpkin, vanilla, egg and mix. Add dry mixture and chocolate.
Bake for 11 mins @ 350.


  1. mmm...these sound so yummy!! this might be a great treat to make for thanksgiving!

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  3. those look yummy, think i love yours, anything with chocolate added completely ups their value :)

  4. Sounds delicious, can't wait to try this recipe!

  5. those look fantastic!!

    and I am totally smitten with your bowl!!

  6. mmmm... That sounds good, might have to try it out!

  7. this is perfect for the bit of pumpkin puree i have left over from making pumpkin cake, thanks for the recipe!

  8. i definitely like the idea of your version better with the chocolate and no frosting, but why did you use MORE butter? I wonder how it would work with molasses instead of sugar, or instead of part of the sugar? applesauce instead of more of the sugar? I am going ot have to experiment I suppose *huge sigh.....

  9. These look amazing. Definitely going to give them a go!

  10. Loved the recipe, but i had to cook my cookies a little longer (mabey just because my oven) but they were still delicious! Thanks!

  11. pumpkin and chocolate. my two favorite ingredients. i'll be using your recipe soon!

  12. My family made this recipe every year while I was growing up (we added oatmeal and shaped the 1/4c spoonfuls into pumpkin shapes with stems). Now that I'm a wife & mom, I've carried on the tradition. It's not fall in our home until we've made pumpkin cookies! :)


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