I know, it's not really time for pumpkin time, but these are good anytime of the year. They don't have eggs, and they use 1 can of pumpkin, which is good for you. I also added in 1/2 cup of whole wheat flour this time in place of 1/2 cup of regular flour. They were still SO good.
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies (Ellen Bailey-one of my mom's long-time friends.)
2 cups Sugar
1 cup Shortening
2 cups Pumpkin (a 15 oz can is fine)
4 cups Flour
2 teaspoons Baking Powder
2 teaspoons Baking Soda
1 teaspoon Cinnamon
1 teaspoon Nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1 package Chocolate Chips
Cream sugar and shortening together. Mix in pumpkin. Add flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. Mix well. Add chocolate chips. Drop by spoonfuls onto ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 375° for 11 minutes. Let cool on cookie sheet for 1-2 minutes before
removing to cooling racks. Makes about 5 dozen.