Pumpkin Cookies


1 cup sugar
1/3 cup shortening
2 eggs
1 to 2 teaspoons vanilla
1 cup pumpkin, steamed, drained, and mashed
2-1/2 cups flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ginger
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup chopped nuts


Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Grease cookie sheets. Cream sugar and shortening, beat in eggs and vanilla, and stir in pumpkin. Sift dry ingredients and stir into pumpkin mixture. Add raisins and nuts. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto greased cookie sheet. Bake about 15 minutes.


Makes 4 dozen.

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These are the most amazing

These are the most amazing cookies ! They are NOT like the crisp-crunchy cookies most people think of . . . but have a delicate cake like texture. Reminiscent of pumpkin pie ! Absolutely heaven ! We love eating them warm, right off the pan. HAHAHA
The only changes I made, was I added a stick of margarine in addition to the shortening. I also added Cinnamon. I WILL make these again and again. Oh yeah . . . Delightful recipe !

We are happy to hear that you

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We are happy to hear that you enjoyed these cookies so much. We greatly appreciate positive feedback. ENJOY!

Disappointing. Doubled the

Disappointing. Doubled the recipe. made about 15 cookies. Made it as written. Missing something. Dry, tasteless. Take a pass on this. I need to figure out how to doctor up the rest of the batter so it doesn't go to waste. Maybe add brown sugar, cloves, cinnamon....

These soft cookies are not

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These soft cookies are not intended to be your typical sweet treat. To enhance flavor, we recommend adding 1 tsp of cinnamon and another 1/2 tsp of ginger.

These are nice (cakey, not

These are nice (cakey, not flat), but are plain; not very sweet, which may be a good thing. I left out the raisins and added some cinnamon and chocolate chips, but they still need something; I'm thinking some sort of pumpkin glaze. Couldn't taste the pumpkin, but I used a pie pumpkin that I roasted in a solar oven rather than some out of the can.