Pumpkin Cookies

Kelly over at Buzzville just posted what sounds like a delicious pumpkin bar recipe and requested a pumpkin cookie recipe. So I shared mine. Fall has arrived and isn't shy about making itself known. The air is getting crisp and quite cold in the evenings here in Grand Forks, and the leaves are turning a creamy butternut squash color. So, thanks to her post I'll be making pumpkin cookies this weekend.

Pumpkin Cookies

1 c sugar
1 c canned pumpkin
1/2 c butter softened
1 Tbsp grated orange peel
2 c whole wheat flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 c golden raisins
1/2 c chopped nuts (your choice)

1/4 c butter
2 c powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1-2 Tbsp milk

Preheat oven to 375
Cream sugar, pumpkin, butter and orange peel
Sift together dry ingredients
Add pumpkin mixture to dry ingredients and mix until blended
Fold in raisins and nuts
Drop by teaspoonful on ungreased cookie sheet
Bake for 8-10 minutes

Heat butter in saucepan until delicately brown
Stir in vanilla and powdered sugar (I sift mine into the pot to remove clumps)
Add milk until smooth
Dip cookie tops in, or drizzle on top.

*UPDATE* I've cross-posted this to Kitchen Comforts and will put any future recipe cooking type posts over there instead.


  1. I'm going to print this recipe out so my husband can make these. lol I don't bake. Everything I cook in the oven (aside from casseroles) end up burnt!

  2. They are delicious, one of my favorite cookies from childhood... Not too sweet, and the perfect amount of soft chewiness. They taste great dipped in coffee that has a bit of gingerbread syrup added to it. mmmmmmm...


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