I have made these cookies for years, they are soft, chewy and delicious!

Ruth

Recipe Summary

Servings:
36
Yield:
3 dozen
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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).

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  • Cream together butter, white sugar and brown sugar until fluffy. Beat in egg, vanilla and pumpkin.

  • In a separate bowl, mix together the oats, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, raisins and flour. Stir into pumpkin mixture.

  • Drop cookies by the heaping teaspoonful on to cookie sheets covered with parchment paper. Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until slightly browned around edges.

  • Remove from oven and place on cooling racks. Frost with your favorite powdered sugar glaze or leave plain.

Nutrition Facts

145 calories; protein 1.6g 3% DV; carbohydrates 23.3g 8% DV; fat 5.4g 8% DV; cholesterol 18.5mg 6% DV; sodium 86.2mg 3% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
03/23/2006
I had tried some pumpkin cookies at my local supermarket that were a melt-in-your-mouth cookie with amazing flavor, so I set out to find a recipe for it. (You know they frown upon you asking for the recipe at the bakery counter!) This one came in at a very close second. This recipe made a wonderfully soft and chewy pumpkin cookie. The only thing was you needed to bake them until they were just done to keep them from overcooking, however, they did not hold a very good shelf life as they were extremely moist and got sticky after a while in the container. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
11/20/2002
I did not like this cookie. Infact...after the first batch i turned the oven off and threw the rest of the batter away. I was expecting a nice soft cookie....sorta like a spice cookie i guess. I do a TON of baking so I'm not exactly sure what could of gone wrong. The bottoms were hard(i make a lot of cookies in my oven) the tops were hard but never browned...didnt really change color. The weirdest part was the stayed in the hard lumps...didnt even flatten down or move when they baked. I really wanted these to turn out...pumpkin cookies sound great. I'll continue searching here for one that tastes great. Read More
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179 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 109
  • 4 star values: 46
  • 3 star values: 16
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 5 stars
03/22/2006
I had tried some pumpkin cookies at my local supermarket that were a melt-in-your-mouth cookie with amazing flavor, so I set out to find a recipe for it. (You know they frown upon you asking for the recipe at the bakery counter!) This one came in at a very close second. This recipe made a wonderfully soft and chewy pumpkin cookie. The only thing was you needed to bake them until they were just done to keep them from overcooking, however, they did not hold a very good shelf life as they were extremely moist and got sticky after a while in the container. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/25/2006
Is a cookie any less a cookie if it doesn't spread out? I think not. These were DELICIOUS! I added 1Cup of dried cranberries instead of raisins. I also added an additional 1tsp of Pumpkin Spice over and above the called for Cinnamon. (My Pumpkin Spice is made by Watkins but the ingrediets label says it contains cinnamon ginger nutmeg allspice cloves.) The spice was just right. Definately a keeper recipe - thanks! P.S. 8oz of butter = 1Cup of butter. Not sure why the recipe didn't say so in the first place... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/27/2008
Fantastic! This recipe was super easy and SOO DELICIOUS!! I reduced the sugar by half cut the butter by half and substituted it with applesauce. My neighbors couldn't get enough of them and now I have actually had some call me up to request a batch. This time I will pass on the recipe with the cookies. Love love love them! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
11/20/2002
I did not like this cookie. Infact...after the first batch i turned the oven off and threw the rest of the batter away. I was expecting a nice soft cookie....sorta like a spice cookie i guess. I do a TON of baking so I'm not exactly sure what could of gone wrong. The bottoms were hard(i make a lot of cookies in my oven) the tops were hard but never browned...didnt really change color. The weirdest part was the stayed in the hard lumps...didnt even flatten down or move when they baked. I really wanted these to turn out...pumpkin cookies sound great. I'll continue searching here for one that tastes great. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/10/2007
I would maybe call them "MUFFIN TOPS" instead of cookies... They make WONDERFUL little "tops of the muffin" so to speak. I had a 28 oz. can of pumpkin that needed using and so I put more (about 2/3 of the can) pumpkin than it calls for I added LOTS of extra spices thanks to reviewers:)(cloves nutmeg EXTRA cinamon ginger) I put another 1/2 cup of oatmeal 1 C extra flour --whole wheat organic flour... to offset the extra pumpkin... another 1/2 cup of butter (so I sort of 1 'ed the recipe) The dough was very wet mushy... so I worried... but within 13 minutes these little cakies were set and done. OH.. don't like raisins so we put in chopped walnuts. These taste like a Starbucks quality Zuchinni muffins with nuts. Very hearty and good. (I also doubled or maybe tripled the Vanilla):) If they were not called "cookies" but instead "Pumpkin Muffin Tops" I would have given them a 5 star rating. (I was simply expecting something different because of the "COOKIE" title) They are very delish though. My kids 10 on down to 3 all love them. Great breakfast treat close to Thanksgiving. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/26/2006
"Chewy" and "soft" are not synonymous. This is not a chewy cookie. It's soft and cakelike (I agree with the reviewer who said it's a lot like small pumpkin breads). I don't like cakey cookies and was hoping for a flat chewy "proper" cookie so I was disappointed. But my kids love them and my son said they taste "just like pumpkin pie". They're mild and not super sweet. I made them with whole wheat pastry flour instead of all purpose flour and as a result I have something I don;t mind them gobbling down as a snack. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/27/2002
I was extremly happy with this receipe. I have never had cookies come out so soft and stay so soft for so long. My kids loved them. I threw in some chocolate chips with the second batch and the kids liked them even more. (but then kids love anything with chocolate chips:-)) Thanks so much for posting this receipe. I am sold and it has become apart of my growing collection! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/17/2006
I really loved this recipe. I made them for my first graders harvest festival and they were a hit. I omitted the raisins and replaced them with 3/4 cup of raw pumpkin seeds. I thought they turned out great with the addition. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/07/2003
I have never been a fan of pumpkin but these are some of the best cookies I have ever eaten! Read More
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