Chocolate Pumpkin Cookies

Chocolate Pumpkin Cookies Recipe
Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner
With their pumpkin flavor and hint of cinnamon, these cookies are the ideal October treat.


Serves 6 to 8

Recipe from

Gooseberry Patch


1 cup sugar
1 cup shortening
1 cup canned pumpkin
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
Brown Sugar Glaze:
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
3 tablespoons butter
3 tablespoons milk
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar


Beat sugar and shortening at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy. Add pumpkin, egg and vanilla in a small bowl; beating until blended; set aside.

Combine flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon in a small bowl; gradually add to shortening mixture, beating well. Fold in chocolate chips.

Drop by tablespoonfuls onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 15 to 20 minutes, to cool. Drizzle cookies with Brown Sugar Glaze.

Makes 2 dozen.

Brown sugar glaze:

Combine brown sugar, butter and milk in a small saucepan. Bring mixture to a boil over medium heat; boil 2 minutes. Remove from heat. Add powdered sugar. Beat at medium speed with an electric mixer until mixture is smooth.

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October 2011
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