Yesterday, I was in the mood for pumpkin chocolate chip (or cinnamon chip) cookies. I went to my files and got the only recipe I’ve ever made since I’ve been married. Shortly after getting married, my husband wanted pumpkin chocolate chip cookies, so he asked his mom for her recipe. That is the only recipe I’ve ever made since then. I’ve had no reason to do otherwise.
My daughter was allergic to chocolate, so when I made these I would usually leave some dough plain and make her plain pumpkin cookies. One day, I had some cinnamon chips in the house. So, I decided to add cinnamon chips to some of the dough for her. They turned out fabulous.
Now, I still prefer good old chocolate chips of course, but the cinnamon chips are a nice tasty change from the norm. I think if you use cinnamon chips, walnuts or pecans would also be a nice addition to this cookie.
- ½ cup shortening
- 1 ½ cup sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 cup pumpkin
- 2 ½ cups flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- ½ tsp salt
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 tsp nutmeg
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 (12 oz) bag chocolate chips (or 10 oz bag of cinnamon chips)
- In a bowl, cream shortening and sugar together. Mix in egg and pumpkin. Add in the remaining ingredients.
- Drop on greased cookie sheet. Bake for 10 minutes at 400 degrees. Makes about 2 ½-3 dozen.
This is the original photo from this Pumpkin Chocolate Chip (or Cinnamon Chip) Cookies post. The above photo was updated in November 2014.