October 13, 2015

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Recipe challenge, I don't know what week it is.

(I looked it up. This is week thirty-nine, but really it's like week forty-two, so we (me) are behind.)

In the effort to use my stocked pantry o' pumpkin, I made some cookies.  I took my regular chocolate chip cookie recipe that I've been making since I could stand at the kitchen counter, and I added pumpkin and then pumpkin spice.  They came out kinda crispy, yet kinda fluffy.  These cookies will satisfy a craving for "fall" without tasting like Thanksgiving (if that makes any sense).

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
makes approximately 3 dozen

1/2 cup Crisco

1/2 cup canned pumpkin (not pumpkin pie mix)
1 cup brown sugar
1 T. vanilla
1 egg
1 3/4 cup flour
3/4 t. baking soda
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (this can be upped to more than 1 cup and/or you can substitute milk chocolate)
1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts, optional

In a bowl, stir together the dry ingredients (flour and baking soda).  Set aside.
In a mixing bowl, cream together the Crisco, sugar, and pumpkin.  Add the egg and vanilla.  Mix very well.  Slowly add in the dry ingredients until combined.  Stir in the chips and nuts (if using).
Bake at 375 degrees for 10-12 minutes.  Do not over bake.  Let them sit on the cookie sheet for a minute or two before removing.  Store in an air-tight container for up to a week. 


  1. I'm not a pumpkin fan however if its mixed with choc chips it may just be a winner! :)

  2. these look amazing! i'm the same as julie, i reckon i could eat these because of the choc chips lol rather than the pumpkin. i have been tasked with desserts for thanksgiving so i might make these!

  3. You're doing pretty well with your challenge! These look really good!

  4. These look good! And I have all the ingredients, which is always a selling point for me.

  5. These look good! And I have all the ingredients, which is always a selling point for me.

  6. I am a huge fan of pumpkin stuff. Yum.


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