One of the things I like most about autumn is baking. I have a sweet tooth to rival any, and it's one of the big challenges I have in the battle of the bulge. It comes from my mother and my grandmother, this love of making breads and pies and cakes and cookies.
I have two big faves to bake in the autumn, and chocolate chip pumpkin cookies are one of them. I baked a huge batch tonight (about five dozen cookies) that I'll be getting to friends in the coming days. It's probably the best part of baking: sharing the baked goods with friends and family.
Recipe after the jump >>