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Great Pumpkin Cookies

The perfect autumn after-school snack
Great Pumpkin Cookies recipe - The Daily Meal
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What could be more "autumn" than a sweet treat made with cinnamon, pumpkin, walnuts and raisins? These cookies are sure to delight in the fall, or any time of the year you're craving a hearty snack.

This recipe is by Sharry Goldman of Storrs, Connecticut, and was originally published in the Hartford Courant.

Ready in
25 m
10 m
(prepare time)
15 m
(cook time)
12
Servings

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/3 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 1 Teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 Teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 Teaspoon salt
  • 1 Cup butter or margarine
  • 1 Cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 Cup granulated sugar
  • 1 Cup canned pumpkin
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 Teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 Cups chopped walnuts
  • 3/4 Cups raisins
  • For decorating: icings, chocolate morsels, candies, raisins or nuts

Directions

Step 1: Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease baking sheets.

Step 2: In a medium bowl, combine 2 cups all-purpose flour, 1 1/3 cups quick-cooking oats, 1 teaspoon baking soda, 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon and 1/2 teaspoon salt.

Step 3: In a large mixer bowl, beat 1 cup butter or margarine, 1 cup packed brown sugar and 1 cup granulated sugar until light and fluffy. Add 1 cup canned pumpkin, 1 large egg and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract; mix well.

Step 4: Add flour mixture; mix well. Stir in 3/4 cup chopped walnuts and 3/4 cup raisins.

Step 5: Drop 1/4 cup dough onto prepared baking sheet; spread into 3-inch circle or oval. Repeat with remaining dough.

Step 6: Bake for 14 to 16 minutes or until cookies are firm and lightly browned. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely. Decorate as desired with icing, morsels, candies, raisins or nuts.