Saturday, November 5, 2011

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

This is my moms recipe and These are by far the best pumpkin cookies ever.  They are fluffy, moist and just oh so yummy.  Any time these get baked and taken, there are always lots of compliments and asking for the recipe. I personally always double it.  Then I freeze some.  Have some now and pull some out later.  These also have a yummy frosting that can go on them.  I love the cookies both ways. If freezing some cookies, frost later.

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
1 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
1 cup pumpkin
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 package of chocolate chips
1 egg
chopped pecans ~ optional 

Cream shortening and sugar together.  Add in pumpkin and egg.  Mix and add dry ingredients.  Then add in chocolate chips and pecans. Drop by teaspoon full on a non greased cookies sheet.  Bake at 375 degrees for 10-12 minutes. 

3 tablespoons butter or margarine
4 teaspoons milk
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 cup powdered sugar
3/4 teaspoon vanilla

Cook in a saucepan butter, milk and brown sugar until well dissolved.  Remove from heat. Add in vanilla and powdered sugar.  Beat together until powdered sugar is dissolved.  Spread on warm cookies. {Add more powdered sugar is needed.}

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