Pumpkin Cookies

This is part of a post I had hoped to post on my family blog back around Christmastime but we had some setbacks with our daughter being in the hospital and blogging took a back seat! Anyhoo, it's always cookie season as far as I am concerned so here you go: some highly delicious cookies that are favorites in Chaosville.

Pumpkin Cookies by Mommy Daisy
I found these on one of the blogs I read and have made them several times. Here is how it looks before you start:

1 cup sugar
1 cup pumpkin
½ cup shortening
1 Tbs. grated orange peel (optional)
2 cups flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. cinnamon
¼ tsp. salt
½ cup nuts (opt) &/or ½ cup milk chocolate chips or ½ cup raisins (I always use Milk Chocolate chips & sometimes nuts)

Mix in order & bake at 375 8-10 minutes. Glaze. Yep, it really is that simple

¼ cup butter
2 cups powdered sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1-2 Tbs. milk
Melt butter till brown. Add other ingredients. Makes about 4 dozen cookies.
"Now that is my mom's recipe. Here's what I do differently. #1 I always double the recipe. Then it uses the whole can of pumpkin instead of half (a small can). #2 And I like it better with 1/2 cup of extra flour. My mom's tend to stay rounder, but mine flatten out a bit so they're more like cookies. #3 Forget the nuts and raisins, go with my mom's suggestion and always use milk chocolate chips. Yum! #4 Also don't bother with the orange zest, unless you already have some on hand. #5 These are still good without the glaze, but the glaze makes them lots better. #6 Also my mom always puts the sprinkles on top, and they are lots better with those too." (Mommy Daisy's note from her post)
I have never made the glaze for them and I have always used the milk chocolate chips and no nuts or raisins ( I LOATHE raisins). The pumpkin makes them moist and almost cakelike. The kids inhale them and because they are made of pumpkin they aren't too terribly bad for you! Also since they are made from pumpkin they are great cookies for the holidays. When they are done they look like this:


  1. Mmm! They look perfect! Just like mine come out. They are good plain, but you need to try the icing sometime for a special treat. It just puts them over the top. :D

  2. I'm about to make these but..... No egg? Is this a typo?

  3. Not a typo anonymous! I am just pulling some out of the oven myself and I've never used egg in them. hope you like them as much as we do around here!


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