Oct 14, 2012

Pumpkin Cookies!

Welcome to Simply Sweet Sunday!

If you've been on pinterest at all lately you've seen the pumpkin explosion that's been going on there.  Pumpkin decorations, pumpkin parties, and pumpkin recipes galore!  Fall is truly in the air! So we're jumping on the band wagon and sharing our best pumpkin recipes.  Today it's our favorite pumpkin cookies. 

My mom got this recipe from our neighbor who was pretty much like family to us.  They are so good! The recipe makes a good 5 to 6 dozen cookies which is perfect if you're hosting a Halloween party but not so perfect if you just want a cookie or two.  These are not the type of cookie where you can stop after one!  The recipe can be halved fairly easily but I like to freeze about half the dough and then it's ready to go for the next time.

Here's what you'll need:

1 cup shortening
3 cups sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoon vanilla
5 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons all spice
2 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons nutmeg
2 teaspoons cinnamon
2 teaspoons cloves
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 large can of pumpkin (about 2 1/2 cups)
2 cups chocolate chips

Super simple instructions.  All you have to do is first cream shortening and sugar.  Next mix in eggs and vanilla.  Then stir in flour and spices then the pumpkin and chocolate chips.  Easy peasy!  Bake these tasties at 375 for 15 minutes on a greased cookie sheet and then enjoy a taste of the season!



Melanie Staley,  10/15/2012  

No negative vibes to your cookies there. Any thing with chocolate chips in it, I totally enjoy eating. BUT, I do not necessarily enjoy making. I'm just too lazy for all the measuring and creaming and not to mention cleaning up afterwords. I should start a blog called "Laziest Cook Ever." ANYWAY, I've got a pumpkin cookies recipe that I pull out every fall. This year we made 6 batches and took them around to friends on Conference weekend. At church this week everyone was telling me how wonderful they were. So if anyone is interested:
1 yellow cake mix
1 cup canned pumpkin pie mix (if you get just the plain canned pumpkin, you need to add 2 tsp pumpkin pie spice)
1/4 cup butter or margarine (softened)
1/2 cup chocolate chips
Mix thoroughly and drop generous tablespoons on greased cookie sheet. Bake 12 min at 375. Makes about about 30 cookies give or take.

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