Monday, September 10, 2007

Pumpkin Cookies

Delicious Seasonal Cookies!

1 cup unsalted butter
1 cup sugar
1 cup cooked, pureed pumpkin (fresh or canned)
1 egg
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 cups unbleached all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup cashews, coarsely chopped
1 cup chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cream butter and sugar until fluffy. Add pumpkin, egg and vanilla and mix well. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, & cinnamon. Stir into butter mixture until well blended. Add nuts and chocolate. Drop by teaspoonful onto very lightly greased baking sheet, about 2 inches apart. Bake about 13-15 minutes, or until golden. Cool.

The great thing about these cookies is they stay soft even if you forget to cover them.

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