10 Oct

It’s the Great Pumpkin (Cookie), Charlie Brown

By Libby Esterle, Senior Account Executive

Several years ago, before I joined Rasor Marketing Communications, I worked for what was, at the time, the largest PR agency in the area.  With such a big group, we never seemed to be short of snacks/treats/etc. in the lunch room. It was great. But despite all of the wonderful homemade treats people would bring in throughout the years, one stands above and beyond- the famous Pumpkin Cookie.

Thanks to a coworker’s mother’s recipe, we were treated to these delectable little bites of pumpkin and chocolate heaven faithfully each fall. As a result, a sort of cult following developed. The recipe was shared and passed on and even when the agency was sold and people moved on, each fall the Pumpkin Cookie recipe (yes, they have earned the right to be capitalized) will show up on Facebook and via email, and best of all, the cookies themselves often end up in other offices now thanks to their faithful followers.

And the fact that I am actually writing an entire blog dedicated to them is proof positive that they have arrived. So, in the spirit of agency tradition, here is the recipe for all to enjoy:

Pumpkin Cookies
1 ½ cups light brown sugar (packed)
½ cup butter
2 eggs
1 small can of canned pumpkin (15 oz or about 1 ¾ cup)
2 ¾ cups all purpose, bleached flour
1 Tbsp. baking powder
1 tsp. cinnamon
½ tsp. nutmeg
½ tsp. salt
¼ tsp. ginger
12 oz. package semi-sweet chocolate chips or chunks

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Mix the brown sugar, butter, eggs and pumpkin. Blend dry ingredients and add to pumpkin mixture until well-blended. Add chocolate chips and stir. Drop batter by teaspoonfuls onto greased baking sheet. Bake 10-15 minutes until golden. Store in refrigerator. Or simply devour on the spot.

I can promise great public relations, marketing  and communications outcomes while eating these cookies.

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