Monday, October 4, 2010

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

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.

Pumpkin Cookies
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 egg
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.


LP said...

What do you mean, Flash Gordon approaching?! I was a guest blogger!

btw, I've had pumpkin chocolate chip cookies and they're pretty good. And how old is Candice, anyway?

Shannon said...

okay, everyone besides you that ONE time.
also, it would just sound weird and be too long if I said "an old friend of Megan's named Candice." Maybe she IS old though.

Megan said...

ahhh!! lol she's not old! and her cookies *are* yummy.

I didn't know you were trying to get anyone to guest blog...