Great Pumpkin Cookie

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Diane Hopson Smith

By
@DeeDee2011

This is one of many recipes I've collected over the years. I found this one in a magazine in 1984 and tore it out of the book. The only reason I know the year is that it is on the back of the page I tore out. At the time I found this recipe we had been approved for adoption and we were on a waiting list for a baby.

I saved this recipe knowing that one day in the future I would be making these with my child. Thankfully, I was given that opportunity several years later.

This weekend my daughter and I will be making this much loved recipe with her little ones and my grands!

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
Halloween
Prep:
10 Min
Cook:
25 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

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  • 2 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1 c
    quick or old-fashioned oaks, uncooked
  • 1 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1 tsp
    cinnamon, ground
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt
  • 1 c
    butter, softened (you can use margarine)
  • 1 c
    brown sugar, firmly packed (i used light)
  • 1 c
    sugar
  • 1
    egg, slightly beaten
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1 c
    solid pack pumpkin
  • 1 c
    semi-sweet chocolate chips (or you can use raisins in place of chocolate chips)
  • ·
    assorted icing or peanut butter for decorating faces
  • ·
    assorted candies, raisins and/or nuts, for decorating faces

How to Make Great Pumpkin Cookie

Step-by-Step

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease cookie sheet or line with parchment paper.
  2. Combine flour, oats, baking soda, cinnamon and salt; set aside.
  3. In a stand mixer bowl; cream butter; gradually add sugars, beating well until light and fluffy. Add egg and vanilla; mix well.
  4. Add dry ingredients and pumpkin to creamed mixture by alternating dry ingredients and pumpkin; mixing well after each addition. Stir in chocolate chips or raisins. (Or a combination of 1/2 cup chips and 1/2 cup raisins)
  5. For each cookie; drop ΒΌ cup dough onto lightly greased cookie sheet; spread into pumpkin shape, using a thin metal spatula. Add a small amount of dough to form stem.
  6. Bake 20 to 25 minutes, until cookies are firm and lightly browned.

    Transfer cookies to rack to cool.
  7. Once completely cooled; decorate, using icing or peanut butter to affix assorted candies, raisins or nuts to shape faces on each cookie.

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About Great Pumpkin Cookie

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: For Kids, Healthy




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