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Pumpkin Cookies VII Recipe
  • READY IN 45 mins

Pumpkin Cookies VII

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"These cookies are very soft and moist with a cake-like texture and my family always loves them. They are great any time of the year."

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Original recipe makes 3 dozen Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    45 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter flavored shortening and sugar. Beat in the egg and vanilla, then stir in the pumpkin puree. Combine the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and vanilla instant pudding mix; gradually mix into the pumpkin mixture. Roll into walnut sized balls and place them 2 inches apart onto the prepared cookie sheets.
  3. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes in the preheated oven, until lightly browned at the edges. Allow to cool completely before frosting with cream cheese frosting.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Sep 15, 2007

I am giving this a five for it being a good recipe. It is a SUPER MOIST cookie and should not at all be put in an airtight container. If you cook it to golden brown it will ruin the flavor. It must be cooked just before browning. I had to play with my cook time and temp a bit cause if it isn't cooked enough they are a little soggy and if it is cooked too much the flavor goes away. I ended up cooking mine at 325 for 15 min. I chilled the dough and rolled them into balls. Then I covered the balls with wax paper and squished them down with a measuring cup. I put the frosting and choc. sprinkles on top. When you let them sit out the do firm up more and are great. I would like to try the icing from Cinabon on top!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 25, 2003

I found the dough very difficult to work with; it was almost impossible to roll the cookies into a ball. The finished product had a nice cake like consistency, but the flavor was very bland. I had to tell everyone they were pumpkin flavored since they could not tell by the taste. I made them the night before Thanksgiving and they became very soggy overnight.


64 Ratings

Oct 30, 2007

Turned out fantastic!! Very tasty!! I used 1 tsp of the "Pumpkin Pie Spice II" instead of cinnamon. (I didn't have cloves so I used allspice inplace of that) And I put the dough in the freezer about5-10 minutes before I made them into balls (and between bathces) and they balled up fine. I also flattened them just a bit with a measuring cup immediately after I took them out of the oven and they were perfect! Cooked on 350 for 12 minutes. Mmm...mmm...mmm... good, will make again! I actually prefer these over the pumpkin roll. Easier to make and just as tasty....

Dec 01, 2003

This is an amazing cookie.This lasted all of 1 hour at Thanksgiving today. These cookies must be stored in a tin container so they don't sog. They were soft and had a wonderful pumpkin flavor. I did not use cream cheese frosting. Instead I used the cream cheese filling from a pumpkin roll recipe and added cinnamon. I used that for frosting.(You can find the filling in all recipes granny kats pumpkin roll) When this recipe is done correctly the finish product is outstanding. My family is very big on baking and this cookie is the best pumpkin cookie yet. The trick to this cookie is not to over cook. The batter is impossible to roll into a ball as suggested, just drop by the teaspoon. Enjoy !!!! Marisol

Oct 11, 2010

For whatever reason, I can never just do a recipe verbatim, and this was no exception. SO, I can't compare what I did to the original recipe, but everyone who tried my version LOVED them (including a "real" chef). ... Here are the changes I made (everything else stayed the same as the original recipe): - 1 cup of unsalted butter (instead of butter flavored shortening), - 1/2 cup white sugar + 1/2 cup brown sugar, - 15 ounce can of pumpkin, - 2.75 cups whole wheat flour, - 1/2 bag of cinnamon chips. ... Rather than using premade frosting, I used this recipe ( http://allrecipes.com//Recipe/Creamy-Cream-Cheese-Frosting/ ) and then topped them with some gold-pearl rock sugar (for presentation mostly, but it added a nice extra touch of sweetness).

Jan 25, 2003

These cookies were very moist. I shared them with friends and everyone was asking for the recipe. I added chocolate chips and skipped the frosting. My dough was very sticky so the cookie was rather lumpy, not ideal for frosting.

Dec 02, 2010

These cookies were moist and delicious. I took them to a potluck and was asked for the recipe by several people. Though some people thought the dough was hard to work with, I didn't bother rolling them into balls. I used a small cookie dough scooper and scooped 1" balls onto the greased cookie sheets. They came out perfectly!

Sep 20, 2010

Try making with pumpkin flavored pudding...awesome taste!!!


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  • Calories
  • 170 kcal
  • 9%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 21.5 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol
  • 5 mg
  • 2%
  • Fat
  • 9.2 g
  • 14%
  • Fiber
  • 0.4 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 1 g
  • 2%
  • Sodium
  • 186 mg
  • 7%

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

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