Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

I marred my ex-husband in September of 1998.  That Christmas, my now ex-mother-in-law sent a care package, containing the best banana bread I’ve ever tasted, pumpkin bread, bon bons, and the ultimate pumpkin chocolate chip cookies.  She was kind enough to send me the recipes for all of them, minus the banana bread.  Wench.

I made these recently for a bunch of friends and they couldn’t get enough. I understand that.  🙂


  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup pumpkin (*not* pumpkin pie filling!)
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • OPTIONAL: 1 cup nuts

Preheat over to 375.  Cream butter, sugar, vanilla, and pumpkin.  Add flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, and chocolate chips (and nuts if adding.) Drop on greased baking sheet about 2″ apart.

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Bake about 15 minutes. Makes roughly 4 dozen … depending on how big you make them.

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