Pumpkin Cookies

Baking scrumptious treats is a seasonal tradition that my family partakes in. One of our favorite seasonal treats is pumpkin cookies. The recipe we follow is in an old church cook book, the kind of cook book that the whole congregation contributes a recipe. Well, this recipe was from my mom's cousin, but I changed it up a bit.
Here is what you will need: 
1 & 1/2 cups of pureed cooked pumpkin
1 cup of sugar
4 Tablespoons of brown sugar
4 cups of flour
1 cup of softened butter
1 egg
2 teaspoons of vanilla
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons of cinnamon
A dash of nutmeg
A few dashes of sea salt
1 cup of chocolate chips (optional)

Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees. Combine all of the ingredients, preferrably in order. Mix together thouroughly. On a greased cookie sheet, spoon some cookie batter (because the pumpkin cookie 'dough' is runny) on the cookie sheet at least an inch a part from each other. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes. 
It was a snowy, no, let me correct myself, icy day. Classes were cancelled today, and freezing rain came and formed icicles everywhere. This kind of blustery, windy, icy, cold weather called for pumpkin cookies. I baked the cookies while watching my favorite, The Office. Cookies and cold days mix perfectly. 
I put chocolate chips in some of the cookies, I think the chocolate chips add to the cookies. The rest of my family thinks that the chocolate chips take away from the pumpkin taste. Good thing I made both. :) 

If it is snowing or icy where you are at, please be safe! I am glad that I have a four day weekend! I accomplished a lot on my to-do list already today. I hope you all have a great weekend!