Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies & Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween! 
What are you doing today?
I'm taking my children trick or treating and to a church party!
They might not sleep after all the sugar.
I made their costumes - Peter Pan and Tinkerbell.
So I need to show them off more than once.

In case you're looking for a last minute treat for this evening,
(because I'm sure no one has enough sweets in their house already!)
here is my favorite Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe!

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
1 1/2 c. sugar
1/2 c. butter
1 egg
1 1/2 c. canned pumpkin
(if you have a large can of canned pumpkin,
measure out into 1/2 -1 cup portions and freeze in sandwich bags for later!)
1 tsp. vanilla
2 1/2 c. flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. nutmeg
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 c. semi sweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Cream butter and sugar.  Beat in egg, then pumpkin, then vanilla. 
Combine flour, baking powder and soda, salt, nutmeg, and cinnamon in a separate bowl.
Gradually add to creamed mixture.
Stir in chocolate chips.
Drop teaspoonfuls onto greased cookie sheet. 
these are definitely NOT teaspoonfuls.  I like a BIG cookie!
Bake for 12-14 minutes or until light brown.  Cool or wire racks.

And Happy Halloween!

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