Yesterday I stopped by Flour Girls & Dough Boys to get my Shortbread cookie fix. And I saw the most amazing Pumpkin Bar I've ever seen. It looked like cake, and it had chocolate chips AND cream cheese frosting. To die for. So I ordered one of those, too.
"Can I get 6 shortbread cookies, a pumpkin bar, and 20 pounds on my rear, please?"
Anyway, it was carpool day, so we sat in the kindergarten parking lot waiting for Max and friends. And I enjoyed my amazing pumpkin bar/cake/ piece of heaven. And then fondly recalled the days I worked at Zales in University Mall next to Magleby's Muffins- where every morning and at break time, I would alternate between their pumpkin chocolate chip muffin with cream cheese frosting, and their banana chocolate chip muffin with cream cheese frosting. Those were delicious days.
Do you remember Magleby's Muffins in University Mall? Wasn't it great? Don't you miss it? I think you can still get the muffins at Magleby's Fresh, but still... don't you miss the place in the mall that sold delicious muffins?
Anyway, the pumpkin bars at FGDB are amazing in case you didn't catch that.
I don't have the recipe for those, but I do have my mom's recipe for her Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies, so I thought I would share it with you.
Enjoy the fall weather and eat delicious treats. And tell me you miss mall muffins.
NEVA'S PUMPKIN CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES
(this recipe will make enough cookies to fill a cookie shop- I suggest halfing it.)
4 1/2 C granulated sugar
1 1/2 C shortening (Crisco)
Mix until creamy, then add;
1 large can of pumpkin
3 tsp cinnamon
3 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp allspice
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
7 1/2 C flour- adding 1 cup at a time
Mix well, scraping edges and bottom of bowl while mixing. Add 1 1/2 C chocolate chips. (I add more.)
Drop by ice cream scoop onto cookie sheet, and bake at 350 for 18-20 minutes. (Check with toothpick to make sure they are done.) Cool, then frost with cream cheese frosting... if you feel like it.