Pumpkin Cookies

Sometimes things just don’t work out the way you have them planned. Yesterday I baked all day, I’m not quite sure why, maybe the weather, I’m not really sure, but half of what I made didn’t turn out very well.

Every Thursday, the Football Moms serve dinner to our 100 football players. With the exception of one week, I have brought dessert every week. And, yesterday, was no exception. Except for the fact, I couldn’t seem to bake very well. I did however, make these Pumpkin Cookies that turned out great. I even had a player ask to put an order in for next week.

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  • 1/2 c. shortening (I used Butter Flavor Crisco)
  • 1 1/4 c. Brown Sugar, packed
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 t. Vanilla
  • 1 1/2 c. canned pumpkin (1 can)
  • 2 1/2 c. Flour
  • 4 t. Baking Powder
  • 1/2 t. each of Cinnamon and Nutmeg (I use a little more)
  • 1 c. Raisins
  • 1 c. Walnuts, chopped


Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Cream shortening and sugar, then add the eggs. Mix well. Add vanilla and pumpkin. Set aside. Sift dry ingredients, then blend into the wet ingredients. Fold in the raisins and nuts. Mix well.

Drop by teaspoon (or cookie scoop like I did) onto a greased cookie sheet, bake for 10 -15 min.

Frosting:  (from Cooking Up a Family)

  • 3 T. Butter
  • 1/2 c. Brown Sugar
  • 1/4 c. Milk
  • 2 c. Powdered Sugar

Bring butter and brown sugar to a boil, and cook until smooth. Cool, add milk and powdered sugar until desired consistency of frosting.

Frost cooled cookies with a small amount of frosting.

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Other baked goods that I made today…

~No Bake Peanut Butter Mounds

~Oatmeal Raisin Cookies


~Pumpkin Bread

~Applesauce Muffins

 This post linked to…Ingredient Spotlight


  1. My, My, those look good! I think I would eat them without the frosting because they sound pretty rich tasting without it! Thanks for sharing. I will add these to my list of holiday baking! :)
    .-= Emily @ marvelous recipes´s last blog ..Bisquick Mini Cheese Muffins =-.

  2. Kristen says:

    Oh! I just know that I’d never be able to stop with just one of those cookies. The butter frosting would call to me, until I’d eaten them all. Wonderful recipe!
    .-= Kristen´s last blog ..Great Bread =-.

  3. My mom loves pumpkin cookies. I just give her a recipe for some, but I like this recipe better. I will have to give her this one also and I will have to make a batch for myself. Geri
    .-= Geri@heartnsoulcooking´s last blog .." GREAT HOMEMADE HALLOWEEN RECIPES " =-.

  4. Angel says:

    Delicious! I made a pumpkin spike cake last night and the kids LOVED it, these cookies are next on my list!

  5. JessieLeigh says:

    Ooh! I love the idea of an icing with brown sugar in it. Yum. These sound delicious!
    .-= JessieLeigh´s last blog ..Homemade Treasures =-.

  6. Hallee says:

    Those sound so good! I will definitely try that recipe when I harvest the pumpkins in my garden.
    .-= Hallee´s last blog ..And the Winner Is… =-.

  7. angi says:

    these sound great I have had pumpkin cookies not quite this recipe the cookies I ate were moist and delicious

  8. You had a great day! Those pumpkin cookies look delicious.
    .-= Amy @ Finer Things´s last blog ..Menu Plan, Week of October 11 =-.

  9. Ruth says:

    .-= Ruth´s last blog ..Finer Things Friday: Russian Sacred Music =-.

  10. Laina says:

    I’ve made these for years but with cream cheese icing. They are the best.

  11. Tiffany says:

    I love pumpkin cookies and those are just gorgeous. Thanks for linking up!


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