This recipe was given to me by a very sweet friend of mine who is 86 years old. My children (6 of them) love this cookie. Frost with a powdered sugar and milk frosting when cool.

Terry
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Ingredients

36
Original recipe yields 36 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets.

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  • In a large bowl, cream together sugar, egg, shortening, and vanilla. Sift together flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon; stir into the creamed mixture. Stir in the pumpkin, raisins, and walnuts. Drop dough by teaspoonfuls onto the prepared cookie sheets.

  • Bake 10-15 minutes in the preheated oven.

Nutrition Facts

119 calories; 7 g total fat; 5 mg cholesterol; 132 mg sodium. 13.6 g carbohydrates; 1.3 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
10/14/2003
Great cookies...used 1/2 c. butter and 1/2 c. applesauce instead of shortening to cut down on fat and they turned out great. Also added 1 tsp of nutmeg. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/14/2007
These cookies have a great texture. To reduce fat I replaced the shortening with 1/2 cup butter and 1/2 cup non-fat plain yogurt. I also added all-spice and ground ginger to the flour mixture. Finally I added lemon zest and lemon juice to the glaze. They turned out very good! I want to try again reducing the fat content even more. Read More
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113 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 85
  • 4 star values: 21
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
10/14/2003
Great cookies...used 1/2 c. butter and 1/2 c. applesauce instead of shortening to cut down on fat and they turned out great. Also added 1 tsp of nutmeg. Read More
(74)
Rating: 5 stars
10/14/2003
Great cookies...used 1/2 c. butter and 1/2 c. applesauce instead of shortening to cut down on fat and they turned out great. Also added 1 tsp of nutmeg. Read More
(74)
Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2007
Great recipe! Because I knew this would be a more cake-like batter I just spread it in a 13 by 9 inch pan and made pumpkin squares. I only had to bake it for five minutes longer and they came out so fluffy and light. Instead of just a cup of pumpking I added at least another fourth for more flavoe and a half cup of oats. Though I think next time I'll add a full cup. Definitly making this again- we loved it so much my boyfriend is taking a bunch to work for everyone to try:) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/18/2007
very good. used 1/2c butter & 1/2c apple sauce instead of shortening. also added a big of nutmeg and used the whole can of pumpkin. hit the spot no icing needed.... but i would probably use cream cheese icing if i did ice them.:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/01/2006
I made these cookies exactly per the recipe except I substituted butter for shortening. I also did not use raisins walnuts or frosting. These cookies were amazing -- they went quickly. Thanks for the recipe!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/21/2006
These are awesome cookies! They are soft and stay that way the next day. They are like little slices of pumpkin bread. The only things I did different is first I used pumpkin pie spice and then I heated up a can of cream cheese frosting for like 30 seconds and drizzled it over the cookies. Then I put a whole pecan on top. They were pretty and delicious. I made them the first time this last weekend and now my hubby wants me to make them for his shop for their Thanksgiving lunch. I am off to make them again now! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2005
Very tasty...great texture! I added a 1/2 tsp of nutmeg and the whole (small) can of pumpkin (15oz?) just couldn't throw out the rest after adding the 1 cup! Didn't need the frosting! Thanks Terry1 Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/30/2005
Excellent cookie! Know before baking that these are more cake-like than cookie like in consistency. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/14/2003
Most of the recipes I found for pumpkin cookies called for rolled oats nutmeg etc. Things my kids wouldn't eat. This recipe is easy very moist and simple which means my kids love it! They even love it without the icing! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/06/2006
Yummy cookies! I liked them with just a thin glaze of frosting. I did add about a 1/2 tsp. of ginger. Double the recipe - they go fast!!! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/14/2007
These cookies have a great texture. To reduce fat I replaced the shortening with 1/2 cup butter and 1/2 cup non-fat plain yogurt. I also added all-spice and ground ginger to the flour mixture. Finally I added lemon zest and lemon juice to the glaze. They turned out very good! I want to try again reducing the fat content even more. Read More
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