Sunday, September 27, 2009

Fall In - Introduction

So excited we are entering my favorite season. Autumn leaves and comfy sweaters can usually make up for the fact that it is getting increasingly darker when I leave the office at 5pm. I'm looking forward to some fun posts this month including:
   - Carving pumpkins (Bob's a bit of an expert)
   - Halloween decor (think more harvest and less skulls and spiders)
   - Apple, Squash and Pumpkin recipes (the Long Grove Apple Fest is next weekend!)
   - Costume ideas that do not involve short shorts (sorry fellas, I'm all about the layers if I have to be walking around outside on October 31)

I will kick Autumn off with a fantastic cookie recipe that I got from my brother-in-law. A perfect fall treat. Go ahead and make two batches, your co-workers will thank you.

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookie

24 servings
1 cup canned pumpkin
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup oil
1 egg
2 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda (dissolved in 1 tsp milk)

1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup chocolate chips
1 tsp vanilla

Preheat oven to 375.

Mix pumpkin, sugar, oil and egg in medium bowl. Sift flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon in large bowl. Add pumpkin mixture along with soda and milk mixture. Mix in chocolate chips and vanilla. Drop tablespoon sized dollops onto an ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 375 for 10-12 minutes. 

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