Erin's Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Erin's Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies created by JillQH

Our family "adopts" many new people as they enter our lives through the military, college, work, etc. I always ask them to bring a "family tradition" dish with them when they attend holiday meals and then we incorporate their traditions with ours. I have gathered many favorites over the years by doing this and there is a fond memory attached to each recipe. This cookie came from a college friend of my cousin Jane. It is simple in flavor (not too sweet) and is like a cake cookie.

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • In a large mixing bowl, cream together sugar and shortening.
  • Add pumpkin and egg and mix again.
  • In a small mixing bowl combine flour, baking powder and cinnamon.
  • In a condiment bowl or small cup, dissolve baking soda into milk.
  • Add baking soda mixture to dry ingredients and blend.
  • Slowly add dry ingredients into the wet, add vanilla, and mix well.
  • Fold in chocolate chips.
  • Drop by heaping teaspoons onto cookie sheet.
  • I line the sheet with parchment paper.
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes until slightly golden around bottom edges.
  • This makes a small batch (I am guessing about 4 dozen) I often double the recipe with no problem!
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"Our family "adopts" many new people as they enter our lives through the military, college, work, etc. I always ask them to bring a "family tradition" dish with them when they attend holiday meals and then we incorporate their traditions with ours. I have gathered many favorites over the years by doing this and there is a fond memory attached to each recipe. This cookie came from a college friend of my cousin Jane. It is simple in flavor (not too sweet) and is like a cake cookie."

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  1. JillQH
    Erin's Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies Created by JillQH
  2. JillQH
    These cookies are super easy to make. I was surprised (even after everyone else's comments) at how light and fluffy these cookies were. They truly are like muffin tops rather than cookies. They hold shape while baking, which I wasn't expecting either (which was quite nice). They aren't super sweet, so I may decide to make a little powdered sugar/water drizzle over the top for a decorative glaze, just to add some depth to the flavor.
  3. Chef for the love o
    Mmm these are fabulous. They're even better when they've cooled off. My new favorite cookie...and everyone loved them.
  4. CincinnatiKitchen
    I think these should be renamed Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Mini Cakes. They are really good, but the texture reminds me more of a cake than a cookie, which is great. I made a few changes...I used whole wheat flour instead of regular, added a little bit of nutmeg (not sure how much...I just sprinkled some in), and I added and extra teaspoon of vanilla. I didn't line my cookis sheet with parchment paper since I didn't have any. I also ended up cooking each batch for 12 - 14 minutes. They don't have an overwhelming pumpkin flavor, but you can taste it and they are really good. I will definately make them again. Great for Halloween since the cookie is orangish and then you have black chocolate chips! Yum! Thanks :)
  5. CincinnatiKitchen
    I think these should be renamed Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Mini Cakes. They are really good, but the texture reminds me more of a cake than a cookie, which is great. I made a few changes...I used whole wheat flour instead of regular, added a little bit of nutmeg (not sure how much...I just sprinkled some in), and I added and extra teaspoon of vanilla. I didn't line my cookis sheet with parchment paper since I didn't have any. I also ended up cooking each batch for 12 - 14 minutes. They don't have an overwhelming pumpkin flavor, but you can taste it and they are really good. I will definately make them again. Great for Halloween since the cookie is orangish and then you have black chocolate chips! Yum! Thanks :)
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