Thursday, August 23, 2012

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Can you smell the fall in the air?  No?  Truthfully, neither can I.  It has still been in the high 80s low 90s this week and truthfully, it doesn't really look like it's going to break quite yet.  But I am counting down the days until autumn begins.  (Only 30 more days!!!!!)

Fall is one of my favorite seasons.  The leaves falling, the cooler temperatures, and just the feel of the season.  The return of pumpkin spice lattes, jumping in leaf piles, and pretty much everything about the season.  I love it ♥!

In honor of the upcoming autumn season (as well as to hasten the time) I decided we needed some pumpkin chocolate chip cookies in our house.

These delicious cakey cookies will keep me occupied (while only momentarily) and hopefully keep my mind off of the 30 long days left until fall.

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

1 cup canned pumpkin
1 cup white sugar
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 egg
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp. baking powder
2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. milk
1 Tbsp. vanilla extract
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)

Combine pumpkin, sugar, vegetable oil, and egg.  In a separate bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, ground cinnamon, and salt.  Dissolve the baking soda with the milk and stir in.  Add flour mixture to pumpkin mixture and mix well.

Add vanilla, chocolate chips and nuts.

Drop by spoonful on greased cookie cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees for approx. 10 minutes or until lightly brown and firm.

Then kick back, relax, and enjoy a cookie, or two, or ...

**Linking this up over at the Mandatory Mooch for another Tasty Thursday.  Also linking up over at Six Sister's Stuff Strut Your Stuff Saturday**

1 comment:

  1. These sound great, make me ready for fall. Thanks so much for linking up to Tasty Thursdays on The Mandatory Mooch. I hope you will link up again. The party will be live tonight.

    Thanks, Nichi