Finally, a pumpkin cookie you can roll out and cut with cookie cutters.

Ann
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Ingredients

18
Original recipe yields 18 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a medium bowl, cream the butter, brown sugar, and orange zest. Stir in the pumpkin. Add the eggs and vanilla, mix well. Sift together the flour, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and salt; stir into the pumpkin mixture. Chill dough for 30 minutes.

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  • On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough to 1/8 inch thickness. Cut into desired shapes and place onto an unprepared cookie sheet. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven. Decorate with frosting or candy.

Nutrition Facts

155 calories; 8.1 g total fat; 32 mg cholesterol; 20 mg sodium. 18.7 g carbohydrates; 1.9 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (69)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
11/02/2005
I made this recipe with some hestitation because the reviews were quite mixed. But my husband requested a shaped pumpkin cookie so I was happy to find this. I must say that I did NOT experience any of the problems that some did. The dough was easy to work with and although the cookie itself is not cloyingly sweet, it does get the frosting which sweetens it up considerably. I'll just mention that I used 1/2 c butter and 1/4 c shortening as I was short on the butter. Also, as with any roll-out cookie I make. I chill for a minimum two hours then take the dough out and let it come to room temperature for a minimum of 1/2 hour before rolling. No pie-crust taste here. Just yummy cookies. Thanks for the recipe. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
10/29/2003
Very disappointing cookie. Tasted much like pie crust. Family very disappointed. Not good use of time or ingredients. Would not make these ever again. Read More
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75 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 17
  • 4 star values: 19
  • 3 star values: 10
  • 2 star values: 12
  • 1 star values: 17
Rating: 4 stars
11/02/2005
I made this recipe with some hestitation because the reviews were quite mixed. But my husband requested a shaped pumpkin cookie so I was happy to find this. I must say that I did NOT experience any of the problems that some did. The dough was easy to work with and although the cookie itself is not cloyingly sweet, it does get the frosting which sweetens it up considerably. I'll just mention that I used 1/2 c butter and 1/4 c shortening as I was short on the butter. Also, as with any roll-out cookie I make. I chill for a minimum two hours then take the dough out and let it come to room temperature for a minimum of 1/2 hour before rolling. No pie-crust taste here. Just yummy cookies. Thanks for the recipe. Read More
(55)
Rating: 4 stars
11/02/2005
I made this recipe with some hestitation because the reviews were quite mixed. But my husband requested a shaped pumpkin cookie so I was happy to find this. I must say that I did NOT experience any of the problems that some did. The dough was easy to work with and although the cookie itself is not cloyingly sweet, it does get the frosting which sweetens it up considerably. I'll just mention that I used 1/2 c butter and 1/4 c shortening as I was short on the butter. Also, as with any roll-out cookie I make. I chill for a minimum two hours then take the dough out and let it come to room temperature for a minimum of 1/2 hour before rolling. No pie-crust taste here. Just yummy cookies. Thanks for the recipe. Read More
(55)
Rating: 5 stars
10/05/2009
Despite all the negative reviews I thought I would give this recipe a chance because Im always looking for "seasonal" baking for the kids. Im so glad I did! We loved this cookie! It's so pumpkin-y/orange-y tasting...No pie crust, bland cookie here! I also had no sticky problems. It is a cut out cookie, so it does need to be chilled for a least a couple hours! It rolled out beautifully. I used Halloween cutters (I frosted half of them for the kids) The flavours are more pronounced the next day. A nice soft, flavorful cookie with a tinge of Autumn. THX Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/26/2004
I thought it was pretty darn good. I used canned pumpkin pie mix (instead of solid pumpkin), continued with the spices, and it turned out YUMMY! (for a cookie that you decorate with sprinkles and such). Will definately make this again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/03/2003
I counteracted the blandness that others warned about by doubling all the spices and serving them with Allspice Cream Cheese Frosting on top. They turned out great. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/28/2006
I absolutely love these. People always ask for the recipe. I use an orange flavored cream cheese frosting and they turn out great. By themselves I could agree with some of the other reviews but I've made these every year at halloween and everyone loves them. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
10/28/2003
Very disappointing cookie. Tasted much like pie crust. Family very disappointed. Not good use of time or ingredients. Would not make these ever again. Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
12/12/2008
I thought is was such a nice change to regular sugar cookies! I doubled the spice and used a natural sugar alternative so my husband can eat them too and we all loved them! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/11/2002
there was little flavor to the end product, but they taste good with cream cheese frosting.... Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/18/2003
Nice change of pace from traditional roll-out cookies! Read More
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