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After so many reviews saying that pumpkin cookies were cakey, I tried this one from Quakeroats.com and it was not. It was very good. I used fresh pumpkin and I added a cup of chocolate chips to half of the batter...also very good!
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 1⁄3 cups Quaker Oats (quick or old fashioned, uncooked)
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 lb butter or 1⁄2 lb margarine, softened
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
- 1 cup Libby's canned pumpkin
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 3⁄4 cup chopped walnuts
- 3⁄4 cup raisins
- decorating icing or semi-sweet chocolate chips or candies or raisins (optional) or nuts (optional)
- Heat oven to 350°F Grease baking sheets.
- In medium bowl, combine flour, oats, baking soda, cinnamon and salt; mix well. In large bowl, beat butter and sugars with electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add pumpkin, egg and vanilla; mix well. Add flour mixture; mix well. Stir in nuts and raisins. Drop 1/4 cup dough onto prepared baking sheet; spread into 3-inch circle or oval. Repeat with remaining dough.
- Bake 14 to 16 minutes or until cookies are firm and lightly browned. Cool 2 minutes on baking sheets; remove to wire racks. Cool completely.
- Decorate as desired with icing, chips, candies, raisins or nuts.
I placed the rack too low and burnt the bottoms. So, the 5 stars applies to the tops we nibbled off, anyway!