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Friday, September 18, 2009

Pumpkin Cookie Recipe

Reposted from October 2007
Pumpkin Cookies

OK, who can resist that yummy goodness? I have made these cookies 3 times this month alone. I always crave them in the fall. Well, at least since I was pregnant anyway.

Pumpkin Cookies
1 cup sugar
1 cup pumpkin
½ cup shortening
1 Tbs. grated orange peel (optional)
2 cups flour

1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. cinnamon
¼ tsp. salt
½ cup nuts (opt) &/or ½ cup milk chocolate chips or ½ cup raisins (I always use Milk Chocolate chips & sometimes nuts)

Mix in order & bake at 375 8-10 minutes. Glaze.

¼ cup butter
2 cups powdered sugar
1 tsp. vanilla

1-2 Tbs. milk

Melt butter till brown. Add other ingredients. Makes about 4 dozen cookies.


Now that is my mom's recipe. Here's what I do differently. #1 I
always double the recipe. Then it uses the whole can of pumpkin instead of half (a small can). #2 And I like it better with 1/2 cup of extra flour. My mom's tend to stay rounder, but mine flatten out a bit so they're more like cookies. #3 Forget the nuts and raisins, go with my mom's suggestion and always use milk chocolate chips. Yum! #4 Also don't bother with the orange zest, unless you already have some on hand. #5 These are still good without the glaze, but the glaze makes them lots better. #6 Also my mom always puts the sprinkles on top, and they are lots better with those too.

So run right out to the store. Go now, why are you waiting? Get the ingredients and make them. RIGHT. NOW! GO!

For your enjoyment, a few more pictures of these yummy delights.

Stay tuned for my mom's amazing caramel apple dip.

I hope that you enjoyed this recipe from the past. I know I spoke of a few other recipes, so if you need those too let me know and I'll post them.

I haven't made these yet this fall, but I have all the ingredients. I'm sure I'll make them soon, very soon. Maybe tomorrow. Mmm!


Deleted said...

Woah Mama! Those sound awesome to me, and I am not a fan of pumpkin. They look kinda like sugar cookies, yummmm can't wait to start making those :D

Anonymous said...

Holy Moly! Those look DELISH! I can't wait to try them. I'll have to modify the recipe for those of us who can't have sugar, but I bet I can come up with something that's 85% as yummy! Thanks for reposting it!

Eli's Lids said...

Yum yum yum! I'm in the mood for some cookies :)

Wendy said...

Oh my gosh those pumpkin cookies look amazing! I'm definitely going to try that recipe. My MIL makes pumpkin bread that's pretty yummy...but it doesn't have icing on it! This takes delicious to a whole new level!