These yummy, soft, chewy cookies have a nice pumpkin taste to them. The chocolate chips are optional, and I like the cookies better without the chips. I don't use the pecans, because I don't like them, but use them if you want. I also don't use the 1/4 cup measurement to drop the cookies on the baking sheet. I just use a tablespoon measurement. If you use a different measurement, you might want to adjust the time that you bake them. This is one of my favorite cookie recipes.