Last night we were all hanging out at my sister Megan's, and she made these de-licious pumpkin chocolate chip cookies (way better than store bought, although maybe not as big) in honor of fall. And since I haven't actually convinced anyone to actually be a guest blogger, here is simply the recipe.
from Megan, who got it from her old friend Candice
1 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
1 cup pumpkin (plain canned or smooth pumpkin, NOT pumpkin pie mix!)
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
2 cups flour
optional: chocolate chips
Cream shortening, sugar, vanilla and eggs. Add pumpkin. Mix dry ingredients and add to pumpkin mixture. If desired, add chocolate chips.
Pumpkin and chocolate
Drop onto cookie sheet with spoon or size 40 ice cream scoop.
Sweet-smelling dough balls
Bake at 350 F for 10 to 15 minutes. This recipe works fine at high altitudes.