The Great Pumpkin Cookie

October 31, 2009 at 1:39 pm 2 comments


This is a great pumpkin cookie recipe. Even people who have said they don’t like pumpkin cookies like this one. If you are (or know someone who is) one of these people, c’mon, give this one a try. I’ll be surprised if you don’t like it.

2 C. white sugar
1 C. shortening or (1/2 butter, 1/2 Crisco)
2 Eggs
2 Tablespoons vanilla
1 – 15 oz. can pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling)
3 drops red food coloring*
6 drops yellow food coloring*
3 C. flour
1 1/2 C. quick cook oats
2 tsp soda
1 tsp nutmeg
2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp cardamom (optional)
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 pkg. semi sweet chips
(*optional, but helps look more orange; you can also use orange food color if you have it)

Cream together sugar and shortening.  Incorporate eggs, then vanilla, pumpkin, and food coloring.  Stir in chips.  In separate bowl, combine other ingredients. 

Combine the wet and the dry. 


Drop by tablespoons onto greased cookie sheet.


Bake at 350º for 10 to 12 minutes, or until well set (not gooey.)  Cool slightly before removing.

Hint: since pumpkin is quite dense, the trick to getting them right is to not have your oven too hot, and bake them long enough. Let them get a tad brown over most of the cookie, not just around the edges, then let them “set up” on the cookie sheet for a few minutes before removing them to cool.

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Calee  |  November 2, 2009 at 1:00 am

    Mmm, very delicious and very festive! (and I think it’s great your stuff is so popular; did you see that Angie Graf added you to her blog roll? you are being shared with the only Harlem ward in NYC!)


    • 2. bradcreerhrcooks  |  November 2, 2009 at 10:05 am

      Thanks Calee.

      Angie has an awesome blog; fun recipes and great pix.



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