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Perfect Pumpkin Cookies

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Ingredients

4 cups flour
2 cups regular or quick-cooking oats
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt
1-1/2 cups butter or margarine
2 cups brown sugar
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 can (16 ounces) pumpkin
1 cup chocolate chips
3/4 cup chopped pecans

Instructions

Combine flour, oats, soda, cinnamon and salt. Set aside. Cream butter and sugars until fluffy. Add egg and vanilla.

Add dry ingredients alternately with the pumpkin to the creamed mixture. Mix well after each addition. Drop by teaspoon on a greased cookie sheet.

Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Freezes well.

Minnie Larssen
Davenport




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