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Ok so I made these cookies back in October. I would have lied, but I think the Jack-o-Lantern mug gives it away haha
I remember growing up, the grocery store would have pumpkin raisin cookies with orange icing. These were my favorite, even more than chocolate chip cookies. They were always expensive, so when they were on reduced-sale for being a few days old, my dad would buy a couple dozen. They’ve stopped going on sale, so we stopped buying them. I tried making a similar recipe a few years ago, but it wasn’t as good. This year, I was browsing Tastespotting and I found a marvelous cookie picture from Dishing Up Delights. The ones I had growing up were Pumpkin Raisin Cookies, but I decided to use this recipe as a base and make one half chocolate chip, the other half raisin.
Left – chocolate chip. Right – raisin
I skipped the orange icing because one – they didn’t need them and two – cut out extra calories and sugar. Every little bit counts, no? Also, don’t forget the baking soda mixture! Normally, you would mix the baking soda in with the dry ingredients. However, it says to dissolve it in milk and set aside. I was halfway scooping the dough onto the cookie sheets when I saw the milk on the counter. Oops! I hurried up and stirred it in. Did it make a difference? No clue.