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 how you make it:
Start by combining the pumpkin, oil, sugar and egg in a mixing bowl.
Dissolve the baking soda into the milk and add this to the flour mixture, stirring to combine.
Add in the vanilla and chocolate chips.
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.
(makes about 3 dozen)
1 cup canned pumpkin (not pumpkin pie mix)
1 cup sugar
1/2 vegetable oil
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.