It’s October! Time for Pumpkin Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies!

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This is a cookie which my friend Randy and I made every October in our first years of teaching.  I make them every year because they are sooo yummy!

Here’s the recipe:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.Cream together:
1 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup white sugar
1/2 cup shortening
Beat in 1 egg

Mix in and alternate with 1 cup pumpkin:
1 & 1/4 cup flour
3/4 cup rolled oats
1 & 1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 baking soda
1/2 tsp nutmeg

Stir in (except for the chocolate chips other things are optional):

6 oz chocolate chips
1 cup raisins ( I use the yellow ones)
1 cup chopped nuts

Spoon on cookie sheet.  Bake 14-16 minutes.

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