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pumpkin chocolate chip cookies

I can’t believe I haven’t posted these before. You have to make these for Halloween weekend! Everyone will love you for it.

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

{I usually double or triple this recipe because as it is, it only makes about a dozen or so, and I could eat that many all by myself!}

1 c. canned pumpkin

1 c. white sugar

1/2 c. vegetable oil

1 egg

1 Tbs. Vanilla

1 tsp. baking soda

1 tsp. milk

2 c. flour

2 tsp. cinnamon

1 tsp. cloves

1 tsp. nutmeg

1/2 tsp. salt

2 tsp. baking powder

1 or 1 1/2 c. chocolate chips (depending on how chocolatey you want them)

  1. Combine pumpkin, sugar, oil, egg and vanilla. In a small bowl, dissolve the teaspoon of baking soda in the milk, then add to pumpkin mixture. In a separate bowl, stir together flour, spices, salt and baking powder. Add to pumpkin mixture. Stir in chocolate chips.

  2. Drop by spoonful on greased or parchment paper lined cookie sheets. Bake at 350 degrees for about 10 or 11 minutes, until firm and lightly browned. Let cool completely before removing from pan. They taste best cold from the refrigerator with a glass of milk if you ask me!

Pumpkin Babies

The first two are Nina, the last two are Olivia. Look how chubby Nina was compared to little Liv! Speaking of pumpkins…here is a Halloween favorite for you to try.

Really Yummy Pumpkin Cake

1/2 c. butter

1 c. sugar

2 eggs, beaten

2 c. canned pumpkin

1/2 c. milk

1 tsp. soda

2 1/4 c. flour

1/4 tsp. salt

1 Tbsp. baking powder

1 tsp. cinnamon

1/2 tsp. ground cloves

1/2 tsp. nutmeg

Cream together the butter and sugar. Add eggs, pumpkin, and milk and mix to combine. In a separate bowl, sift dry ingredients together, then add to pumpkin mixture and blend just until combined. Bake at 350 degrees in a greased and floured cookie sheet pan for 20 minutes. (It can also be baked in a 9×13 pan for 30-35 minutes, or in cupcake pans for 15-17 minutes).

When cake is cooled, spread frosting on top.


4 oz. cream cheese, softened to room temperature

1/2 c. butter, softened

2 tsp. vanilla

2 c. powdered sugar

Cream together the cream cheese, butter and vanilla. Gradually add the powdered sugar and mix to combine.

{p.s. I think this would be fun to try on cupcakes!}