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pumpkin cookies

★★★★★ 1
a recipe by
Susan Taylor
Maumee, OH

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.

★★★★★ 1
serves 3 doz. cookies
prep time 20 Min
cook time 10 Min

Ingredients For pumpkin cookies

  • 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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