Pumpkin Mania: Part One

I came across this recipe the other day for pumpkin cookies and have been looking forward to getting these in the oven. I did modify a few things. It calls for chocolate chips but the thought of chocolate and pumpkin didn’t do it for my taste buds. Instead, I added in some raisins. They turned out pretty good. The consistency is quite cakey and fluffy. It would have been nice to get some crunch in there, walnuts would be a great addition. next time.

I still have a bunch of pumpkin left over so stay tuned for the next installment of Pumpkin Mania!!

Pumpkin Cookies

  • 1 c all-purpose flour and 1 c whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp bak­ing pow­der
  • 1 t­sp bak­ing soda
  • 1 tsp cin­na­mon
  • 1/8 t­sp. salt
  • 1/2 c earth balance, soft­ened and 1/2 c veg shortening
  • 1/2 c reg­u­lar sugar
  • 1/2 c light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 c canned pump­kin (not pump­kin pie fill­ing)
  • 2 tsp milk of choice
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 c raisins
  1. Pre­heat the oven to 350 degrees.  Line two bak­ing sheets with with parch­ment paper.
  2. Combine dry ingredients (flour through salt)
  3. Beat sugars, butter and veg shortening
  4. Add pump­kin, milk and vanilla and mix well
  5. Mix dry into wet, stir until just combined
  6. Fold in raisins
  7. Bake for 10-12 minutes

Yields: 3 dozen cookies

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