Saturday, October 17, 2009

Day 50

I didn't have a chance to post yesterday (it's "mid-term season" so I've been super busy with studying and homework.) But besides all of my school work, I am managing to fit in some time to make delicious pumpkin chocolate-chip cookies today! It will be a nice break in between reading and also, they are the perfect treat for this time of the year. Oh and one more thing, they are even better when you surprise someone with them!

(This isn't my recipe but it is pretty close to the one I use:)


* 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. 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.


  1. UGH IM SO JEALOUS!!!! haha those are my favorite!! enjoy them for me :)

  2. Haha oh believe me, I ate my weight in cookies this weekend!! We'll have to make them at Christmas :)

  3. I gave the recipe to a woman at work who's Mom runs a bakery - she made a huge batch last night for us at the office today and OMG they are out of this world!!!

  4. My parents came down to Ashland this past weekend to visit and my mom brought these cookies with her for my roommate and I to enjoy. They are delicious! Let me just say we eat them for breakfast! :)

  5. Glad to hear you enjoyed them!!