PUMPKIN CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES
Love, love, love these cookies!! My second favorite to chocolate chip. Cake-like and moist. Great for the Fall, or anytime of the year!! Enjoy! This recipe, by the way, is from Allrecipes.com.
½ c. shortening
1 ½ cup shortening
1 ½ cups white sugar
1 cup canned pumpkin
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
½ cup chopped walnuts (Optional)
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven: 350 degrees; grease cookie sheets (I actually use glass casserole dishes and found that the bottom of the cookies don't burn like they did with cookie sheets)
In a medium bowl, cream together shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg, then stir in the pumpkin and vanilla.
In a separate large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, nutmeg, and cinnamon; gradually mix into the creamed mixture.
Stir in the walnuts (optional) and chocolate chips.
Drop a teaspoon-sized dough ball onto prepared cookie sheets.
Bake 15 minutes, or until light brown.
Cool on wire racks.