Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 45 mins

I got this recipe from my mom. I made these last year for Halloween and used both white and brown Splenda in place of the sugar and they were a big hit without the icing sugar dusting. My mom and I just made two batches last night with homemade pumpkin puree and regular sugars. You can cut down the sugars by about 1/4 cup each and they still taste great.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Stir together flour, baking powder, baking soda, spices and salt in a bowl.
  2. In a separate bowl beak Crisco for 30 seconds.
  3. Add sugars to Crisco and beat until fluffy.
  4. Add eggs, peel, vanilla and pumpkin to Crisco mixture.
  5. Add dry ingredients and blend.
  6. Cool in refrigerator.
  7. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  8. Spoon batter onto cookie sheets, leaving some room between cookies.
  9. Bake about 10 minute at 375°F.
  10. Optional: sprinkle with icing sugar.
  11. I haven't tried this, but these would likely really taste good with a cream cheese icing, and/or you could add two chocolate chips for "ghost" eyes to add to the festive spirit.

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