For Carol

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies (Heidi Ho’s recipe)

1 c shortening
3 c sugar
2 eggs
2 c pumpkin
2 t vanilla
5 c flour
2 t baking soda
2 t bakig powder
1 t salt
2 t cinnamon (or more)
2 t nutmeg (or more)
1 t ground ginger (opt)
1/2 t ground cloves (opt)
2 c chocolate chips
1 c nuts (opt)

Combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt & spices in LARGE mixing bowl. Set aside.
In mixer, cream shortening & sugar. Add eggs & mix well. Add pumpkin & vanilla. Mix well.
Pour pumpkin mixture into dry ingredients & mix well. Add chocolate chips & mix well.

Drop onto ungreased cookie sheets, 1 in. apart. Bake at 350 for 12-15 minutes. Or 325 for 15-17 minutes.
Don’t let them brown. They’re best if they’re a little under-done.



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