Niall likes to take cookie requests at work. One of his colleagues is changing jobs. And they're having a special coffee morning for the guy. Niall asked his colleague for a cookie request and the answer was pumpkin. The problem is I haven't been able to find any pumpkin, so I used butternut squash.
I got a medium squash, halved it and baked it in the oven for about 30 minutes, let it cool, scooped it and smashed it. I used 1 cup for the recipe and froze the rest. I make these cookies a lot, Emily gave it to me years ago. It was a nice change to have the squash. It only changed the flavor slightly.
Makes 40 cookies.
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cup sugar
1 cup canned pumpkin
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 1/2 cup flour (perhaps a little more)
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon salt
6 oz chocolate chips
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Cream the butter with sugar.
Blend in pumpkin, egg and vanilla.
Add dry ingredients and blend well. Add chocolate chips.