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Pumpkin Cookies II Recipe

Pumpkin Cookies II

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Original recipe makes 3 dozen Change Servings


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. Cream shortening and sugar, then add the eggs. Mix well. Add vanilla and pumpkin. Set aside.
  3. Sift dry ingredients, then blend into the "wet" ingredients. Fold in the nuts and raisins. Mix well.
  4. Drop by heaping teaspoons onto a greased cookie sheet, bake for 10 - 15 minutes. Cool. Best eaten if you let them "ripen" for a day. Store in a sealed container.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 01, 2005

This cookies was very much enjoyed at a Halloween fest. Since the recipe uses brown sugar, it is not too sweet. However, the cookie is quite "springy", and it would be best to flatten or spread out the dough on the cookie sheet prior to baking (then they won't look like orange "rocks").

Most Helpful Critical Review
Apr 11, 2010

Pumpkin has a high water content which makes it puff up like a cake. I have found that if you place the canned pumpkin in cheese cloth or a paper towel and ring off some of the excess moister then the resulting texture will be more cookie like

Aug 29, 2002

This recipe turned out well and my co-workers loved it when I made it for Halloween. I would describe this more as a "drop muffin" than a cookie. The tip about "ageing" the cookies a day is right on the mark.

Nov 02, 2008

These cookies were excellent, especially because I enjoy a really cakey sort of cookie. I made a few changes in the recipe: substituted butter for shortening, applesauce for eggs (1/4 C per egg), and chocolate chips for the nuts and raisins.

Oct 26, 2007

Great recipe for not-so-sweet cookies. The only modifications I made were using butter (melted) instead of shortening and egg product instead of eggs. The cookies didn't puff up very much and tasted great.

Oct 31, 2007

These turned out great and I EVERYBODY loved them! They are more like cakes than cookies, but thats what I liked about them. I omitted the nuts and raisins and once they had cooled, I drizzled a little bit of milk/powdered sugar frosting on them. Loved them! Will definitely make again!

Mar 03, 2011

Didn't care for these cookies at all. They were very bland.

Feb 09, 2011

These are fantastic cookies. =) I added chocolate chips and doubled the spices. I used cream cheese frosting to make little cookie sammies. Yum! :D


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  • Calories
  • 255 kcal
  • 13%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 37.6 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol
  • 21 mg
  • 7%
  • Fat
  • 10.8 g
  • 17%
  • Fiber
  • 1.8 g
  • 7%
  • Protein
  • 4 g
  • 8%
  • Sodium
  • 171 mg
  • 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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