It's that time of year again, and we couldn't be more excited! We just adore everything pumpkin. Bars, pies, cookies, lattes...you name it. Spiced with cinnamon and clove and nutmeg, pumpkin treats have a taste so unique and flavorful, and we can never get enough. Not to mention all those cute little Jack-o-lanterns grinning on porches!
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What are YOUR favorite PUMPKIN treats?
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Why not whip up a big batch of these delicious cookies from Gooseberry Patch All Through the Seasons? They have that perfect pumpkin flavor...plus a chocolate kick.
Chocolatey Pumpkin Cookies
This recipe was shared by our good friend Susan Whitney of Fountain Valley, California. Susan writes, "Pumpkin and chocolate go beautifully together! I start making these cookies on the first day of fall, and you'll be sure to find them in our cookie jar all autumn long."
1 c. sugar
1 c. shortening
1 c. canned pumpkin
1 t. vanilla extract
2 c. all-purpose flour
1 t. baking soda
1/2 t. salt
1 t. cinnamon
1 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 c. brown sugar, packed
3 T. butter
3 T. milk
1-1/2 c. powdered sugar
Beat sugar and shortening at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy. Add pumpkin, egg and vanilla, beating until blended; set aside. Combine flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon in a small bowl; gradually add to shortening mixture, beating well. Fold in chocolate chips. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto un-greased baking sheets. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden and browned on bottom. Remove to wire racks to cool. Combine brown sugar, butter and milk in a small saucepan. Bring mixture to a boil over medium heat; boil 2 minutes. Remove from heat. Add powdered sugar. Beat at medium speed with an electric mixture is smooth. Drizzle cookies with frosting. Makes 2 dozen.
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