These are my husband's favorite cookies. It wouldn't be Halloween without them.

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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat an oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Mix pumpkin, sugar, cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg in a bowl until thoroughly combined. Set aside.

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  • Sift flour, salt, and baking soda together in a large bowl. Stir in brown sugar, shortening, egg, and molasses, mixing until smooth. Fold in rolled oats.

  • Roll cookie dough out to 1/8 inch thick on a lightly floured surface. Cut out 48 circles using a 2 1/2 inch cookie cutter. Arrange 24 of the circles on a baking sheet and place a teaspoon of pumpkin filling on each. Cut Jack-O-Lantern faces on the remaining 24 circles, then lay the faces over the pumpkin filling, sealing the edges.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown, 12 to 15 minutes. Cool in the pans for 10 minutes before removing to cool completely on a wire rack.

Nutrition Facts

157.8 calories; 1.9 g protein; 22.4 g carbohydrates; 7.8 mg cholesterol; 153.6 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (4)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/23/2009
i thought these were wonderful. i had none of the troubles i read about in the reviews (i was worried i might). they were great and i plan to make them again soon Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
10/27/2009
Yes I wish I had read this review before making these. It was very difficult to mix the dough--very stiff. I don't think I'd do this again. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 1
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  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
11/23/2009
i thought these were wonderful. i had none of the troubles i read about in the reviews (i was worried i might). they were great and i plan to make them again soon Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
10/27/2009
Yes I wish I had read this review before making these. It was very difficult to mix the dough--very stiff. I don't think I'd do this again. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
10/26/2009
I wish I wasn't the first to rate this but I just didn't get it. I made the recipe exactly as written and something is not correct. The "cookie dough" was stiff even though it tasted okay. I hope somebody can correct this recipe. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/28/2009
I didn't have any trouble with the dough being to stiff. I did have way to much of the pumpkin filling easily could have doubled the cookie recipe and still had plenty of filling. I used a 1 1/2 inch cookie cutter there didn't seem to be enough dough to use 2 1/2 inch one. Oh and I didn't cut the faces out of them it sounds like way to much work. Overall the cookies tasted okay not to sweet. My five year old ate them up. She liked the "pumpkin applesauce" inside. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/23/2009
i thought these were wonderful. i had none of the troubles i read about in the reviews (i was worried i might). they were great and i plan to make them again soon Read More
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