Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies



2 1/2 cups of flour

1 cup quick or Old Fashioned oats

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup butter, softened

1/2 cup margarine, softened

1 cup sugar

1 cup brown sugar

1 egg

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 cup pumpkin

1 cup chocolate chips


Preheat oven to 350°.

Combine flour, oats, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt in a bowl. Set aside.

Cream butter and margarine; gradually add sugars until batter is light and fluffy.

Add egg and vanilla; mix well.

Alternate adding dry ingredients and pumpkin, mixing well after each.

Stir in chocolate chips.

Drop batter onto cookie sheet leaving 2 inches between cookies.

Bake 12-15 minutes (more if making larger cookies) until evenly brown on top and bottom. Cookies should still be soft in the middle.

Kid Option: You can shape the batter with your fingers or a spoon into pumpkin shapes (a little more wide than tall) and let kids decorate them like jack-o-lanterns with frosting, candy corn, M&M's, peanuts, and/or sprinkles!