Oh Ladies, these cookies are scrumptious! I just made a batch for church yesterday and thought I would post the recipe. When I make them at home they disappear so quickly. I usually throw a little whole wheat flour in also, but you can use white flour. The whole wheat is used to try and convince me that they are healthy, so then I can eat more of them!! 🙂 Remember to make the frosting as listed, it is what makes the cookies so good…….and it tastes yummy on it’s own also!!
1 cup of pumpkin
1/2 c. of butter ( softened)
1 1/2 c of sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
2 c. of white flour
3/4 c. whole wheat flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1/2 tsp. salt
1 c. of raisins ( to soften, boil 1/2 c. of water and add raisins, and let sit about 5 min., drain, and add to mixture)
3/4 c. packed brown sugar
1/4 c. butter
1 1/4 c. powdered sugar
1 to 2 tblsp. half & half
1 tsp. vanilla
Heat oven to 375. Grease cookie sheets. In a large bowl combine, granulated sugar, pumpkin, 1/2 c. butter, egg and vanilla. Beat at medium speed until well blended. Add flours, baking soda, baking powder, spices and salt. Beat at low speed, until soft dough forms. Gently stir raisins into mixture. Drop spoonfuls of dough onto cookie sheets. Bake for 10-12 minutes, until cookie is set. Cool completely.
Frosting – In a 1 qt. saucepan, combine brown sugar, 1/4c. butter. Cook over medium heat until butter is melted and mixture can be stirred smooth. Do not allow it to boil. Remove from heat. Add remaining ingredients. Stir until smooth. Spread frosting evenly on cookies and ENJOY!!!
I am definitely going to have to try these. I made pumpkin cookies once and they were okay but not necessarily a repeat. I’m so looking forward to giving this a whirl.
I have lots of canned pumkin from a few years ago when one of Strongman’s clients gave us several huge pumkins from his garden. Strongman and Consecrated love pumkin pies, but I think I might try cookies too. Thanks!!
Oh, the new blog style is wonderful!!! 🙂
I wanted to stop by and thank you for your very encouraging comment about going back to work. In all the mixed feelings and emotions, it really touched me to remind myself, that this is in God’s plan for the season of my life, and I pray it is only temporary (or as long as it is his will).
Love the title of your blog, and I am truly enjoying reading it.
I made pumpkin bread a couple of weeks ago, but your cookie recipe sounds really yummy, I was going to make a couple more loaves for Thanksgiving, but I’m thinking of trying your cookies instead. My kids have more fun making cookies.
I can’t thank you enough for posting this recipe..what a good way of getting pumpkin in my daughter!!!! :)looking forward to trying them.
Hi Sandy! I love your new look. I’ve had a little trouble getting on blogs again, but it looks like this evening that it worked. Yay! So I played catch up just now, but I will only comment on this post if that’s okay.
I’m glad you enjoyed grocery shopping with your kids! I have always taken mine and they always loved unloading the cart and then putting them in the car and putting them away at home! I thought all families were like this. I see that this has been another blessing to me!
And yes, yes, yes! The older I get the more I enjoy QUIET! I think it’s because I constantly have someone talking to me. I’m a great listener, but sometimes I want a chance to talk or at least let my ears have a break! LOL! I thinks that’s why I ramble on my blog…
I hope you and your beautiful family have a wonderful, happy Thanksgiving!
Thanks for sharing, I love pumpkin cookies!
These sound delicious – I am definitely going to try these! I have pumpkin that is “homemade” and I would love to use that for these cookies! Thanks for the recipe!
Since I saw your tweet in response to my Tom’s of Maine deodorant comment, I decided to come out here and say hello. Um, I’ve been out here for two hours now. Really love your little home on the web and the reminder, the subtle and gentle yet powerful reminder that I am not in control…or I shouldn’t be. I should be giving that control over to God. Thanks for the reminder.
I’m afraid my blog probably seems abrasive after being here. I’m pretty rough around the edges. But I hope you’ll still come and visit me.
BTW, can NOT wait to make these cookies. I wasn’t going to until at least October, but don’t know if I can hold out that long.
Will definitely be back.