Pumpkin Raisin Cookies

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  • Published Aug 6th
  • Servings6
  • Calories688
A wonderful cakelike pumpkin cookie that fills your kitchen with a heavenly smell and uses up leftover pumpkin.

Pumpkin Raisin Cookies Ingredients

The following are the ingredients needed to make delicious Pumpkin Raisin Cookies for 6 servings:

  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup solid pack pumpkin puree
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tablespoons warm water
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Pumpkin Raisin Cookies Cooking Instructions

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The following are the steps to cook Pumpkin Raisin Cookies easily:

  1. 1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets.
  2. 2 In a medium bowl, cream the shortening and sugar until smooth. Add the egg, and vanilla; mix until fluffy. Stir in the pumpkin. Sift together the flour, baking soda, salt, pumpkin pie spice, and cinnamon; stir into the pumpkin mixture. Finally, stir in the raisins and walnuts.
  3. 3 Drop cookie dough by heaping spoonfuls onto the prepared cookie sheets. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven, cookies should be light brown around the edges. Brush with the spice glaze, and transfer to racks to cool.
  4. 4 To make the spice glaze, mix confectioners' sugar with 2 tablespoons of warm water until there are no more lumps. Stir in the 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon. If the glaze is too thick, add a little more water.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 688 calories; 25 grams of fat; 112.6 grams of carbohydrates; 8.1 grams of protein; 31 milligrams of cholesterol; 432 milligrams of sodium.

  1. Nov 13th 2010

    These have a great pumpkin flavor and the raisins and walnuts are a wondeful addition. The cinnamon glaze makes these even better. Please keep in mind that the description specifically state ...

  2. May 2nd 2010

    these were outstanding. i didn't add the nuts or the frosting. didn't need them. these get better the older they get. moist and tender. wonderful flavor. definitely will make these again.

  3. Nov 7th 2009

    Love these cookies, I am not a walnut fan, so just did the raisins. Put some Nutmeg in them and made them with my homemade Pumpkin Butter instead of just puree. Gotta make more Pumpkin But ...

  4. Dec 21st 2008

    Made these cookies last night. They are great! Not too sweet. Glaze is good, but not a must. They're even great without the glaze.

  5. Mar 21st 2007

    Needs help NOW!

  6. Nov 22nd 2006

    These cookies are wonderful! I did add extra Pumpkin Spice and Cinnamon because I like that flavoring so much, and it was just perfect. Thanks for sharing!

  7. Aug 31st 2006

    Everyone loves these cookies!! Thanks for the great recipe!

  8. Nov 26th 2005

    These are grreat cookies! I did substitute 2tsp cinnamon, 1tsp ground cloves, and, 1/2 tsp ground ginger instead of pumpkin spice. Turned out wonderful!

  9. Aug 10th 2003

    I have made this recipe several times and it always comes out great. What a way to use extra pumpkin. I freeze pumpkin in 1 cup measures and use it whenever I make these cookies. Thank you!!