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Pumpkin Chip Drops Recipe

"With a combination of pumpkin, oats and chocolate chips, these soft drop cookies make delightful fall treats," reports Regina Stock of Topeka, Kansas. "I sometimes make them into bars and increase the baking time," she adds.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 10 min./batch YIELD:24 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips

Directions

  • 1. In a bowl, cream the butter and sugars. Beat in egg and vanilla. Combine flour, oats, baking soda, cinnamon and salt; add to the creamed mixture alternately with pumpkin. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  • 2. Drop by tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto greased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 9-12 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on wire racks. Yield: 4 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 224 calories, 10 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 29 mg cholesterol, 186 mg sodium, 32 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.