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pumpkin cookies

Recipe by
Joanne Costardo
Berlin, CT

My grandmother was the first person in our family to make these cookies. She passed the recipe down to my Mom and it's been history since. There isn't a Holiday that goes by that I'm not asked to make Pumpkin Cookies. I hope whoever makes them enjoy them as much as we did all these years. Enjoy!

yield serving(s)
prep time 30 Min
cook time 1 Hr
method Bake

Ingredients For pumpkin cookies

  • 1 c. melted shortening
  • 1- 15 oz. canned pumpkin
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 4 c. flour
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1-12oz. package semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 2 c. sugar

How To Make pumpkin cookies

  • 1
    In a large bowl sift together Flour Cinnamon Baking Soda
  • 2
    Gently stir in Sugar and Chocolate Chips with wooden spoon.
  • 3
    In a small bowl using a beater mix well until smooth: Melted Shortening Pumpkin Vanilla
  • 4
    Add to dry ingredients and stir well with a wooden spoon.
  • 5
    Bake @ 375° drop by rounded teaspoon fulls onto a sprayed cookie sheet(I use those cheap aluminum baking sheets they cook well and they don't burn) Bake 16-18 minutes. Check bottom of cookie for doneness

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