Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cookies

Yield:about 3 dozen
I love pumpkin in cookies, cakes and breads.  With the start of fall, it seem appropriate to start baking with it again.  Here is a recipe for pumpkin cookies that my husband especially likes because it's a nice soft cookie, almost like eating a muffin.  If you don't care for chocolate chips (well, there's something wrong with you but that's beside the point) you can substitute raisins.

2 cups flour
1 cup quick-cooking oatmeal
4 tsp. baking powder
1 tbsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1/4 tsp. ginger
1 tsp. salt
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1 cup pumpkin puree
1 1/2 cups chocolate chips
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

In a large bowl, cream the cutter and sugar together.  Add the eggs and pumpkin and mix well.  Add the dry ingredients and mix well.  Stir in the chocolate chips.  Drop by tablespoons onto greased cookie sheets.  Bake 12-14 minutes, depending on the size of your cookie.  Do not over-bake.