For this week's Spin Cycle brought to you by Gretchen at Second Blooming, I am recylcing a post that I wrote back in 2010. She has asked that we share our favorite cookie recipes in the spirit of the holidays. Now, I'm not much of a baker. If I "make" cookies it usually involves those premade, pre-cut ones you get at the grocery store. Occasionally I'll get the bug and make a pie or something like that. But each Thanksgiving and Christmas I do make a habit to make these cookies - Pumpkin chocolate chip.
When I first heard the name of these cookies I thought it would be disgusting, but trust me, these are delicious. They have a cake-like consistency, and they are always a hit at holiday parties. So here's the recipe:
2 cups sugar
1 cup of softened butter
15 oz can of pumpkin puree
2 tsp of vanilla
4 cups of flour
2 tsp baking soda
2 tsp cinnamon
12 oz semisweet chocolate chips
What you need to do:
Preheat oven to 375
Mix sugar, butter, pumpkin and vanilla together in large bowl
In a separate bowl, mix the flour, baking soda and cinnamon together
Stir in the flour mixture into the creamed mixture
Stir in the chocolate chips
Drop by tsp onto a non-greased baking sheet
Bake 12-15 minutes
Enjoy! (after they cool, of course, but they are pretty tasty when warm)
Back in 2010 I ended up making a TON of these, and actually last year I made so many I had to freeze a bag of them. And even thawed a year later they were still delicious. I made fresh ones for T's family at Thanksgiving, though. So here's the picture of the final product I took back in 2010:
So there you have it - my one holiday cookie recipe!
Stop by and say hi to Gretchen and see what other delicious cookie recipes bloggers have to share!