I love fall and I especially love it because of all of the yummy things you bake at this time of year! My favorite though, is anything pumpkin. I totally think of my mom when I think of pumpkin. My mom always made pumpkin chocolate chip cookies and they are the BEST ever. She also made a pumpkin roll that she would sometimes give neighbors for the holidays, and she always made pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving dinner.
So, I’m going to share my mom’s Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe with you (cookies pictured above) along with some other YUMMY pumpkin desserts I found.
Mom’s Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup shortening
1 cup pumpkin
2 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 package chocolate chips
1/2 cup chopped walnuts (if desired)
Cream sugar and shortening together. Add egg and mix. Add pumpkin and mix. Add dry ingredients. Add chocolate chips & nuts.
Bake at 375 for 10 minutes.
Very simple, but they are seriously the best and they’re even better the second day after being in a container overnight…they’re more chewy and delicious! Give them a try, you won’t be disappointed!
These pumpkin oreo cheesecakes combine THREE of my favorite things…pumpkin & oreos & cheesecake. Delicious!! Click HERE for the recipe.
Even just the name of this next one has my mouth watering. Double chocolate pumpkin cake with pumpkin spice buttercream frosting from Picky Palate. Wow, that’s a mouth full!
These pumpkin cheesecake muffins from Annie’s Eats would be a fun breakfast treat!
I think this pumpkin mousse from Country Living would be a great Thanksgiving dessert for those that don’t really love pumpkin pie.
I have made these pumpkin pie bars from Kraft Foods for Thanksgiving dinner because not a lot of my husband’s family likes pumpkin pie, and they are delicious!
These pumpkin swirl brownies from Martha Stewart look wonderful! My husband doesn’t like pumpkin, but maybe if I combined it with brownies he would eat it!
Here’s a recipe for a pumpkin roll from Sweet Pea’s Kitchen that’s very similar to the one my mom makes.
I found the recipe for these Pumpkin Spice Whoopie Pies from Better Homes and Gardens via Kim at The TomKat Studio.
I think I might make some pumpkin cupcakes for the kids to have at Thanksgiving dinner this year (since they won’t eat pumpkin pie). These pumpkin pecan cupcakes from Glorious Treats look wonderful!
This pumpkin butter cake from My Baking Addiction looks simple and delicious.
I would love to try them all, but the Double Chocolate Pumpkin Cake with Pumpkin Buttercream Frosting will be the first on my list! I hope you decide to make some of these delicious pumpkin recipes and let me know which ones you liked the best.