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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

1/2 cup shortening
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 large egg
1 cup pumpkin
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon nutmeg
2 cups (12 ozs.) semisweet chocolate chips

- Cream together the shortening and sugar. Mix in the egg, pumpkin and vanilla. Add the dry ingredients and stir in the chocolate chips. Drop on greased cookie sheet. Bake for 10 minutes at 375 degrees. Bake just until the edges and top start to turn golden brown. Makes about 5 dozen cookies using about 1 tbsp. cookie dough per cookie

Additionally topping: Put about 1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips in glass bowl. Microwave on High for about 3 minutes. Drizzle on top of cookies.

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
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Did you know...

  • There are 26 calories in 3.5 ounces (100 grams) of pumpkin.
  • Pumpkins are packed with nutrients, especially vitamin A ( 3.5 ounces contain 100% of the recommended daily value). Pumpkins also have moderate amounts of many other important compounds, including copper, iron, B vitamins, folate, vitamin E, phosphorous and magnesium.
  • Pumpkin has been connected to a number of health benefits, such as the ability to reduce cancer, improve vision, protect cardiovascular health, boost immunity, increase fertility, improve bone mineral density, and aid weight loss, among others.