Wednesday, August 10, 2011

I know these are out of season, but I still love them!!! Most people only like to eat them around Halloween and Thanksgiving, but I love these anytime of the year. Also, most people cheat and use the spiced cake mix to make them. Lame!! It's so much more fun to make them from scratch. Everyone in my house loves these, except my hubby, but that's because his mom used to make them all the time when he was younger and now he doesn't like them. Oh well....more for me =) Plus, since I used wheat in these he won't come near them....he's won't go near anything healthy. I love him anyway =)

1/4 c. shortening
1/4 c. butter
1/2 c. white sugar
1/2 c. brown sugar
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla
1 c. pumpkin puree
2 c. whole wheat flour
3/4 tsp. baking soda
3/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
3 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
dash cloves
1/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1 c. chocolate chips (or more if you want =) )

Preheat oven to 375. Cream shortening, butter and sugars. Add in egg and vanilla. Mix in pumpkin, spices and chocolate chips. In separate bowl combine flour, soda, baking powder and salt. Add to wet mixture. Drop the dough by tablespoons onto a greased cookie sheet. Bake for 10-11 minutes.

These cookies don't spread a whole lot so feel free to plop them close together. These cookies won't have a crunchy texture, but will be soft and cake-like. They stay nice and moist too. =) Feel free to add more spices to the batter too, that way you have a good excuse to eat the're "testing" it. I know I had to "test" my dough several times and then had to "test" a cookie (or 2) from each batch out of the oven to make sure they were good enough for everyone else.

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