Pumpkin Cookies

Pumpkin Cookies Recipe

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Susan Taylor


This is my Aunt Brenda Meyers' recipe... A couple of years my aunt came in to our house on a Saturday before Christmas and we baked many kinds of Christmas cookies. This became a favorite of ours....The texture is cake like and very soft. The nuts and raisins are excellent in them, but they are yummy without them as well.


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3 doz. cookies
20 Min
10 Min


  • 2 c
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 tsp
  • 3/4 c
  • 1 c
    granulated sugar
  • 1
  • 1 c
    canned pumpkin
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1/2 c
    chopped walnuts (optional)
  • 1/2 c
    raisins (optional)

  • 3 Tbsp
    melted margarine or butter
  • 1/2 c
    brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 6 Tbsp
  • 1 lb
    powdered sugar

How to Make Pumpkin Cookies


  1. Heat oven to 375 degrees. Sift together flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon. Set aside.
  2. Cream shortening and add granulated sugar, and cream.
  3. Add egg and pumpkin to the shortening and sugar and mix well. Add walnuts and raisins if desired.
  4. Add flour mixture and mix well.
  5. Drop by teaspoonfuls unto greased cookie sheets. DO NOT USE AIR BAKE PANS. Bake 10 to 12 minutes, until done. Cool on cooling racks.
  6. When cookies are cooled mix together margarine, brown sugar, and milk, add powdered sugar to make a thin easy to spread frosting. Frost cookies. Store in air tight container in cool spot.

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