My mother taught me to be a firm believer in celebrating fall despite the fact that after October 31 it seems that stores are overwhelmed with Christmas. I decided I needed to celebrate fall by making fall-ish cookies. After looking for awhile, I found a recepie for Pumpkin cookies. These are great if you like pumpkin and rather unusal (but delicious) tasting cookies.
1 cup Shortening
3/4 cup Sugar
1 cup Cooked, strained Pumpkin(or canned)
2 cups Flour
1/2 cup Molasses
1 teaspoon Baking Soda
1 teaspoon Cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon Nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1 Cup chocolate chips or rolled oats
Step 1: Pre-heat oven to 375.
Step 2: Cream shortening and sugar. (Tip: for softer cookies use brown sugar)
Step 3: Mix in pumpkin ,egg, and molasses. It will be like a goopy mess at this point but have faith, it gets better.
Step 4: Stir in dry ingredients, spices and chocolate chips or rolled oats. You can choose which you prefer, but it is nice to have something because I think it makes them taste more like cookies and less like scones.
Step 5: Drop by the spoonful onto an ungreased baking sheet. A little tip here, you can use an ice cream scoop to make it so that all your cookies are the same size. Plus, if you have the kind with the “scoop blade” (my made up word for that thingy that makes the ice cream come out) then your fingers don’t have to get all doughy.
Step 6: Bake 10 to 12 minutes, depending on your oven. And then, embrace and enjoy fall!