Great Pumpkin Cookies

  • Yield: 20 pieces


2cups flour
1 1/3cups quick-cooking oats
1teaspoon baking soda
1teaspoon cinnamon
1/2teaspoon salt
1cup (2 sticks) butter
1cup solid-pack pumpkin
1cup packed brown sugar
1cup sugar
1-- egg
1teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4cup chopped walnuts
3/4cup raisins


  1. Combine the flour, oats, baking soda, cinnamon and salt in a bowl.  Beat the butter in a mixing bowl until light and fluffy.  Add the pumpkin, brown sugar, sugar, egg, and vanilla and mix well.  Stir in the flour mixture.  Add the walnuts and raisins.  Drop by 1/4 cupfuls and spread into 3-inch circles on a nonstick cookie sheet.  Bake at 350F for 14 to 16 minutes or until firm and light brown.  Cool on a wire rack.  Decorate as desired with icing, chocolate chips, candies, rainsins or nuts.

Recipe reprinted with permission from The Junior League of Wheeling’s Wild! Wonderful! (The Junior League of Wheeling, Inc., 2003).