Great Pumpkin Cookie

Diane Hopson Smith


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!


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10 Min
25 Min


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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
1 c
butter, softened (you can use margarine)
1 c
brown sugar, firmly packed (i used light)
1 c
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


  • 1Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease cookie sheet or line with parchment paper.
  • 2Combine flour, oats, baking soda, cinnamon and salt; set aside.
  • 3In a stand mixer bowl; cream butter; gradually add sugars, beating well until light and fluffy. Add egg and vanilla; mix well.
  • 4Add 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)
  • 5For 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.
  • 6Bake 20 to 25 minutes, until cookies are firm and lightly browned.

    Transfer cookies to rack to cool.
  • 7Once 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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