Monday morning I was in the shower when it suddenly hit me--it's Fall. The kids are back at school, the weather has turned cooler and crisp, the leaves are changing. It's here. Monday afternoon the boys and I put up our Fall decorations. Tuesday was no school for voting (a true sign of Autumn) and this morning I had a need for pumpkin chocolate chip cookies.
Let me start by saying that I don't like pumpkin. I don't like pumpkin pie, fudge, ice cream, shakes, soup..... I don't like pumpkin in any form. Except, these cookies. I love them. I want to eat them for breakfast. And all day long.
PUMPKIN CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES
1 cup shortening
2 cups white sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 (15 oz) can pumpkin puree
1.5 teaspoons baking soda
1.5 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
4 cups flour
1.5 cups chocolate chips (or more if you like extra chocolate)
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease cookie sheets.
2. In a large bowl, cream together shortening and sugar until smooth. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Stir in the vanilla and pumpkin until well blended. Add remaining ingredients as listed. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto cookie sheet.
3. Bake for 12 minutes or until edges begin to brown. Let cool slightly before removing from cookie sheet.