mom's pumpkin chocolate chip cookies

pumpkin chocolate chip cookies

1/2 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 egg
1 cup pumpkin (canned or fresh)
1 tsp. vanilla
2 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. nutmeg
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 cup chocolate chips

cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. beat in egg, pumpkin, and vanilla. mix and sift flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, nutmeg, and cinnamon (i didn't sift it but i did mix it all together before pouring it into the butter mixture). add to creamed mixture; mix well. add chocolate chips and mix thoroughly. drop by teaspoons onto a well-greased cookie sheet. bake at 350* for 15 minutes or until lightly browned. remove from cookie sheet while still warm; cool on racks (or paper towels like me). makes 3 dozen.