Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies!

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Peter, Peter, pumpkin –  eater
Had a wife and couldn’t keep her;
He put her in a pumpkin shell,
And there he kept her very well

Thanksgiving in Canada has just passed, it’s still a little early to be carving the hauntingly gorgeous (GOURDeous?) pumpkin. So, we still need to eat it. How about in the best form possible – cookies!
Pumpkin, chocolate – what more could anyone want?

These are some of the best chocolate chip cookies, pumpkin or otherwise that I have had the pleasure of consuming. This recipe has been slightly adapted from a recipe found on allrecipes.com.♦
Warning: You can’t eat just one.

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

1 cup canned pumpkin                                  1/2 tsp salt
1 cup white sugar                                          1 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup vegetable oil                                     1 tsp milk
1 egg                                                              1 Tbsp vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour                        2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
2 tsps baking powder
2 tsps pumpkin spice

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

Add vanilla and chocolate chips.
Drop by spoonful on greased cookie sheet and bake at 350 ºF (175 ºC) for approximately 10 – 15 minutes or until lightly brown and firm.

♥ Note: I actually use less (roughly 1 cup) of chocolate chips. I find the whole 2 cups of chips too many for my taste.

Enjoy!

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♦Original recipe was found at allrecipes.com submitted by Jennifer under the title “Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies III”

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