Our menu was as follows [a little less than traditional, we made it to fit us!]:
Fried Green Beans & Onions
Whole-Berry Cranberry Sauce
Pumpkin Pie & Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies were served following dinner,
along with the traditional showing of “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving”.
No Cole/Victor/[and now] Wagner Thanksgiving
would be right without it. 😉
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
1 cup white sugar
1 cup light brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup canned pumpkin puree [if you buy the big cans of pumpkin, one can will make one batch of these and one pumpkin pie.]
3 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. ground ginger
1/4 tsp. ground cloves [I didn’t have ginger or cloves, I used allspice in replace of these two.]
1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
2 cups (12-ounce bag) milk chocolate chips, not semisweet [we used what I had on hand, semisweet…]
cooking spray or shortening, if you’re not using a non-stick pan, just grease however you normally would
Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease cookie sheets [unless non-stick].
Using a mixer, beat the butter until smooth. Beat in the white and brown sugars, a little at a time, until the mixture is light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs 1 at a time, then mix in the vanilla and pumpkin puree.
In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and cloves. Slowly beat the flour mixture into the batter in thirds. Stir in the chips.
Scoop the cookie dough by heaping tablespoons onto the prepared or non-stick cookie sheets and back for 15-20 minutes, or until the cookies are browned around the edges. Remove the cookie sheets from the oven and let them rest for 2 minutes. Take cookies of of the pan and let cool on wire racks.
Cam added the chips, scooped them onto the sheets, and monitored the cooking while I was at work. Our oven is a gas oven and it only took ours 9-10 minutes to cook. So keep an eye on the first batch to find out your true cooking time. Makes 3 or more batches depending on your cookie size.
Enjoy! We love you all!