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Friday, May 25, 2012

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

I know I'm totally off season here posting a pumpkin recipe in May but hopefully you won't mind when you make them and discover how delicious they really are. :)  

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting

3 cups sugar
1 cup shortening
3 eggs
2 cups pumpkin
2 tsp vanilla
4 1/2 cups flour
2 tsp baking soda
2 tsp nutmeg
2 tsp cinnamon
1 large package chocolate chips
1 cup chopped nuts (optional)

Cream together shortening and sugar.  Add eggs, pumpkin and vanilla.  Sift dry ingredients until blended. Add to pumpkin mixture.  Add chocolate chips & nuts.  Bake at 375 degrees for 8-12 minutes.  Cool on rack.

Cream Cheese Frosting
2 packages of cream cheese (softened)
1/2 cup butter (1 stick) (softened)
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups powdered sugar

Cream together cream cheese & butter.  Add vanilla.  Slowly add powdered sugar.  Can be stored in the fridge if you have extra.

I hope you enjoy!!