Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
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A classic pumpkin cookie with a cream cheese frosting.
Ingredients
  • ½ c. shortening
  • 1 c. sugar
  • 1 c. pumpkin
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 c. flour
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 ½ c. chocolate chips
  • FOR THE FROSTING:
  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • ¼ cup butter
  • ½ pound powdered sugar
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • dash of salt
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350. Grease your cookie sheets or use parchment paper.
  2. In a medium bowl (or mixer) cream the shortening and sugar.
  3. Add the pumpkin and vanilla.
  4. In another bowl, stir together the flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder & cinnamon.
  5. Add to the cream mixture. Stir in chocolate chips.
  6. Drop tablespoon sized balls onto cookie sheet. (I always use a cookie scoop)
  7. Bake for 10-11 min. Let the cookies cool on the cookie sheet before transfering to a cooling rack.
  8. FOR THE FROSTING: Combine all the ingredients then frost the cooled cookies.
Notes
These cookies are best if stored in the fridge. I enjoyed these best, cold out of the fridge.
Recipe by Baked in AZ at http://bakedinaz.com/pumpkin-chocolate-chip-cookies/