I thought I'd share this super easy and delicious recipe that I tried for the first time this week. These are really good cookies and something a little bit different from the norm. They're kind of cake-y in consistency and the pumpkin and chocolate compliment each other well. A bit of a warning. This recipe makes about 5 dozen good sized cookies which was great for my 15 coworkers but may be a bit much for a small family.
* 1 1/2 cups butter (no substitutes), softened
* 2 cups packed brown sugar
* 1 cup sugar
* 1 (15 ounce) can solid pack pumpkin
* 1 egg
* 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
* 4 cups all-purpose flour
* 2 cups quick-cooking oats
* 2 teaspoons baking soda
* 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
* 1 teaspoon salt
* 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
1. In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugars. Beat in the pumpkin, egg and vanilla. Combine the flour, oats, baking soda, cinnamon and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture. Stir in chocolate chips.
2. Drop by tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350 degrees F for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool.