cookies · Fall (Halloween & Thanksgiving)

Pumpkin Drop Cookies with Raisins and Walnuts

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I’ve been looking everywhere for a recipe for a pumpkin cookie that my mom used to make for my dad all the time. They were a drop cookie, which is a cake like cookie that bakes in a little mound. They tasted like a pumpkin pie, but had raisins and walnuts in them. I’ve looked all over online, and hadn’t found the exact recipe.

Low and behold, this afternoon I was looking through my new Thanksgiving Cookbook (I know, I’m sick) and I found a recipe that looked almost spot on. Made a few adjustments and they turned out terrific! Makes about 36 cookies.

Here is the recipe:

1 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup room temperature butter
1 cup canned pumpkin
2 eggs
2 cups all purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp cinnamon
3 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1 cup of raisins (plump first for a minute in boiling water, and then drain)
1 cup chopped walnuts

Heat oven to 375°. Beat sugar, butter, egs, and pumpkin in mixer. Stir in remaining ingredients except raisins and nuts. Stir in raisins and nuts.

Drop dough by rounded spoonful about two inches apart onto an ungreased cookie sheet (about 9 cookies to a sheet) Bake 8-10 minutes. Enjoy!


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