Having made pumpkin bread a million times over, I was searching for something new. These are based off of a recipe by Martha Stewart but tweaked considerably, really it was the "cake-like" cookie description that hooked me in and I was off and rolling in no time.
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
pinch of nutmeg
pinch of salt
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, room temperature
1 cup brown sugar
1 large egg
1 can (15 ounces) pure pumpkin puree
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 375. Cream butter and brown sugar together until fluffy. Add egg, mixing until blended then add pumpkin puree. Sift together dry ingredients, then add to the pumpkin mix in as few mixes as possible. Add the chocolate chips. Spoon onto greased baking sheet about 2 inches apart. I use an ice cream scoop to do this, as it makes nice evenly sized cookies. Bake 20-25 minutes.