Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 40 mins

These are a great soft cookie. They can be frosted and decorated for Halloween if you wish.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and pumpkin pie spice. Set aside.
  3. In a second large bowl, combine the shortening and brown sugar. Beat until light and fluffy with an electric mixer. Add the pumpkin, egg and vanilla and mix until well combined.
  4. Add half the dry ingredients and mix well. Add the other half and mix again.
  5. Scoop the dough by 1-Tbsp. mounds onto prepared baking sheets arranging them 2 inches apart.
  6. Bake for about 14 minutes, or until lightly browned at the edges. Remove from oven and cool on baking sheets for 5 minutes. transfer to wire racks to cook completely.


Most Helpful

Really great cookie! I made them with gluten free flour and home made pumpkin puree (no canned one available here) and they turned out fabulous. Soft and spicy. Also I like how quickly they are made. Will make them again for sure. Thanks for sharing :)

Mia in Germany January 07, 2013

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