Pumpkin Cookies

Posted by on October 22, 2006 in Blog | 0 comments

This is not my personal recipe but a great family tradition around Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Great Fall Treat!


  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 C raisins(optional)
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ C shortening or butter, softened
  • 1 ½ cups white sugar
  • 1 C canned pumpkin puree
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  • 2 ½ cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 1/8 C milk
  • 3 T butter softened
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt; set aside. In a medium bowl, cream together the ½ cup of shortening/butter and white sugar. Add pumpkin, egg, and 1 teaspoon vanilla to butter mixture, and beat until creamy. Mix in dry ingredients. Drop on cookie sheet by tablespoonfuls; flatten slightly. Bake for 16-17 minutes in the preheated oven. Cool cookies, then use finger to frost. To Make Glaze: Combine confectioners’ sugar, milk, 1 tablespoon melted butter, and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Add milk.

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