This may seem a little odd, but trust me these are very good, soft, squishable cookies that taste great.
Oven to 350, yield approximately 20 cookies.
1tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
3/4c butter or shortening
1c white sugar
1c brown sugar
1c packed solid pumpkin
1c chocolate chips
1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts (or similar nuts)
Combine flour, oats, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt.
Cream butter, adding in sugars. Beat until light and fluffy. Add egg and vanilla and mix well.
Alternate additions of dry ingredients and pumpkin mixing well each time. Stir in chips or nuts (or both or none). Dough should be very sticky.
Each cookie should be about 1/4 cup of batter placed (non flattened) on lightly greased cookie sheet.
Bake 15-25 minutes or until lightly brown and firm.
Cool on racks.