Grandma's Famous Cookies

Do you have a recipe that just reminds you of your mom? My mom is a fantastic cook and taught me how to have fun and relax in the kitchen. Leading up to our trip to Grandma's, Little C's most common question was "will Grandma make me some pumpkin cookies?"
Gourmet Grandma makes THE BEST pumpkin cookies--they're moist with just the right amount of spice and full of chocolate chips and pecans. YUM! We've been enjoying them all week and I convinced her to share the recipe. Thanks, Mom! Do you have any "family favorite" recipes that just remind you of home? I'd love to try them out!
Gourmet Grandma’s Pumpkin Cookies
¾ c. butter, softened
2 ¼ c. white sugar
2 eggs
3 ¾ c. flour
1 small can pumpkin (about 15 ounces)
1 ½ tsp. cinnamon
2 tsp. vanilla
1 ½ tsp. nutmeg
1 tsp. soda
1 tsp. salt
¾ c. chopped nuts (optional--we like pecans)
¾ c. chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350. Cream butter and sugar, add eggs and pumpkin. Mix well. Add dry ingredients and mix well. Stir in nuts and chocolate chips. Spoon onto greased cookie sheet or cookie sheets covered in parchment. Bake at 350 for 12 minutes, cool and remove from pan. Makes 5 dozen. These freeze GREAT, just put them in single layers (otherwise they'll stick together).

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