This recipe has been in our family for 20 years. Handed down from a quaint family pumpkin patch in Oregon. After going back year after year it closed. Sad day. We will always have this recipe to remind us of that great little pumpkin patch.
We have made these cookies so, so, so many times the actual paper recipe is worse for it's wear but I suppose one of these days I will transfer it to the computer so I will have it to hand down for years as well. You will love them! They are soft and fluffy. Enjoy.
NOTE: These can easily be made into All Natural or Organic. You can find Organic ingredients pretty much anywhere now but I frequent Fred Meyer (Kroger), Whole Foods and Trader Joes. Also, you can cook your own baking pumpkins, puree and add to your recipe in place of canned versions.
Yummy Pumpkin Cookies
1/2 cup butter or margarine
1 1/2 cup sugar
1 cup cooked pumpkin
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon cinnamon
Optional- 1 cup raisens, 1 cup cranberries, 1 cup of walnuts, or 1 cup of chocolate chips♥
Cream butter or margarine and sugar together until light and fluffy. Beat in egg, pumpkin and vanilla. Mix well then add the dry ingredients. Mix well then add your optional ingredients (raisens, cranberries, walnuts or chocolate chips) if you prefer.
Drop by teaspoon onto a well greased cookie sheet or non stick one. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes or until lightly browned and insides are done. Remove from the cookie sheet while they are still warm, cool. Makes about 6 dozen depending on how big and fluffy you want these delicious cookies to be.
Wife to 1♥, Mother to 7♥, Ebay and Etsy Shop Owner.
Some of my other occupations include Counselor, Life Coach, Mediator, Chauffeur, Childcare Provider, Seamstress, Barber, Beautician, Personal Shopper, Photographer, Accountant, Party Planner, Teacher, Motivational Speaker, Sargeant, Doctor, Nurse, Gardener, Security Guard, Body Guard, Painter, Interior Decorator, Secretary, Costume Designer, Athlete, Chef, Dishwasher, Maid, Farmer, Home Manager, Librarian, Veterinarian, Dietitian, and I am trained in HazMat. J/K.....kind of.