great pumpkin cookie

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By Diane Atherton

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!

★★★★★ 1 Review
serves Halloween
prep time 10 Min
cook time 25 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For great pumpkin cookie

  • 2 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1 c
    quick or old-fashioned oaks, uncooked
  • 1 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1 tsp
    cinnamon, ground
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1 c
    butter, softened (you can use margarine)
  • 1 c
    brown sugar, firmly packed (i used light)
  • 1 c
  • 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

  • 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 ¼ 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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