Friday, 14 October 2011

Food Friday: Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cookies

I love how these cookies turn out more like cake than cookies.  So yummy!  And a perfect recipe for fall.

1 cup margarine
2 cups white sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 can pumpkin puree (or fresh pumpkin puree if you have it)
             ** the can is large - or you can measure 2 cups of 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 teaspoon nutmeg
1 cup chocolate chips
1 cup chopped walnuts (if you like)

Makes: a pile of cookies.  48 or so.

Preheat oven to 375 F.

Grease cookies sheets.

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, nutmeg. Stir into the pumpkin mixture. Mis in the chocolate chips and walnuts. 

Drop by the spoonful onto the greased cookie sheets.

Bake for 12-15 minutes in the oven until the edges begin to brown.  Allow to cool for a few minute on the sheets before removing to a cooling rack.


And if you're counting calories like I am - only eat one at a time and freeze some.  Each cookie contains a whopping 95 calories.

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