Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

1 cup sugar
1 cup pumpkin
1/2 cup shortening
1 tablespoon orange peel — grated
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup chocolate chips

Mix together sugar, pumpkin, shortening, and orange peel with mixer until well blended. Sift dry ingredients, except chocolate chips, and stir into blended mixture. Add chocolate chips. Drop onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 375F until light brown, about 8-10 minutes.

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