The Great Pumpkin Cookies

It's the Great Pumpkin Cookie, Charlie Brown! I have always loved this Peanuts classic. What? You don't remember the show being about the Great Pumpkin Cookie?

Oh yeah, right. It's about all the Peanuts gang going trick-or-treating, except Linus, who stays up all night waiting for the Great Pumpkin to rise up out of the pumpkin patch and deliver candy to all the girls and boys. And, Charlie Brown only gets rocks in his treat bag. My favorite part is when Violet uses Charlie Brown's head as a model for their pumpkin design. Classic. I laugh every time we watch this. Well, just as this program has been a staple in many homes during this time of year, this Great Pumpkin Cookie recipe has become a necessity in my home, especially during the fall season.
Here's what you need: canned pumpkin, sugar, oil, egg, flour, baking powder, cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, salt (not pictured), baking soda, milk, vanilla, chocolate chips

Here's how you make it:
Start by combining the pumpkin, oil, sugar and egg in a mixing bowl.
In a separate bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice and salt.

Dissolve the baking soda into the milk and add this to the flour mixture, stirring to combine.
Pour the flour mixture into the pumpkin mixture, stir to incorporate completely.

Add in the vanilla and chocolate chips.
Drop by tablespoonful onto cookie sheet sprayed with baking spray or lined with a baking mat.

Bake for 13 to 14 minutes at 350 degrees. Remove from oven and cool on cookie sheet for 2 minutes before transferring to wire rack to completely cool.
These are best served right away or refrigerated and served cold.

The Great Pumpkin Cookies
(makes about 3 dozen)

1 cup canned pumpkin (not pumpkin pie mix)
1 cup sugar
1/2 vegetable oil
1 egg
2 cups all purpose flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. milk
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In large mixing bowl, combine pumpkin, sugar, oil and egg. In a separate bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice and salt. Dissolve the baking soda into the milk and stir into the flour mixture. Add the dry ingredients to the pumpkin mixture and stir to combine. Stir in the vanilla and chocolate chips. Drop by tablespoonful onto cookie sheet sprayed with Pam or lined with a baking mat. Bake at 350 degrees for 13-14 minutes. These cake-like cookies do not spread out.
Whether you are taking your little ones trick-or-treating or staying in for a quiet evening at home, I hope you'll have a sweet and safe Halloween.  My heart goes out to all of you affected by Sandy's aftermath. Know that you are being lifted up in prayer and our thoughts and well wishes are with you.

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8 comments:

  1. Yummy! Those look delicious. I love the idea of combining pumpkin and chocolate together too.

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  2. I am a huge fan of anything pumpkin...YUM!

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  3. I am a huge fan of anything pumpkin...YUM!

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  4. Hi Nici,
    I just want to get a spoon and dive in, that dough looks so good. I can't wait to try these cookies! Hope you are having a great fall weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  5. oh how yummy!!! I'm hosting a Thanksgiving party all month long (until Thanksgiving) and would love for you to come over and link it up! This is in addition to my normal Tasteful Tuesday party that runs every Tuesday. Thank you for taking the time to celebrate Thanksgiving and be THANKFUL for all our blessings. http://www.nap-timecreations.com/2012/10/pull-apart-pumpkin-maple-bread-and.html

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  6. I think you and I share similar recipes for pumpkin cookies! I love that you add chocolate chips to yours too...it makes them so yummy!!

    Thanks for joining us at Keep Calm & Link Up this week! We're thrilled you chose to party with us and hope you'll join us again next week :o)
    xo, Meredith @www.waittilyourfathergetshome.com

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  7. Oh, these look so yummy! Wish I had one now! LOL Thanks so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent. Always so thrilled to have you share! Have a great week. :)

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  8. Pumpkin is my favorie. Thanks so much for linking up to the Thanksgiving Treats & Fall Festival Fun Link Party. I also host a Tuesday link party and would love you to link up sometime :) Have a wonderful Tuesday!

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