These are teriffic! I made the recipe as posted with no changes. They're soft, and the taste is very nice, spicy, pumpkiny (is that a word?) Anyway the taste is very good! And we liked the raisins. I will definitely make these again. Thanks Sue L!!
We liked these cookies. A cakey cookie, nicely spiced with the pumpkin in the background. The only change I made was that I only have 14 oz tins of pumpkin and I'm too frugal (!) to waste 2 oz so I put in the whole can. Thanks Sue!
Thanks for this great recipe! I decreased the sugar by 1/4 c., substituted 1c. of the flour with whole wheat flour and omitted the raisins. I used 1,5c. chopped hazelnuts. my husband and my grandma really loved it! this one's a keeper!
We don't care for raisins in stuff, so we omitted them. Otherwise we followed the recipe to a tee and they turned out great. I had a 13 year old and a 23 year old (not overly experienced cook) making them and they had no trouble. They smell and taste like pumpkin pie. Everyone was fighting over them when they came out of the oven. Great snack to send to school with the kids!
I don't know if I did something wrong or if it's the recipe. 4 tsp baking powder is *a lot* for the amount of cookies this makes. Mine came out like little chunks of rubber after 12 minutes, with very little flavour. I added about a cup of oatmeal and another healthy dash of cinnamon, and they are passable, but still not very good. The texture is bizarre. I do really like the pumpkin-raisin flavour (used all raisins as I was out of nuts) but I think I'll have to look for another pumpkin cookie recipe, sorry.
Try substituting chocolate chips for the raisins. They are great that way too!
They were tasty but too cakelike for my taste. I used Craisins instead of raisins. I might use pumpkin pie spice mix next time.
I only made a couple changes. I only used 1 cup brown sugar. I didn't have any dark brown so had to make do with the light. I used 3 egg whites instead of 2 whole eggs. Less cholesterol that way. I also used the whole 14oz. can of pumpkin. I used 1 cup whole wheat flour and the rest white. I got 36 cookies and baked for 13 min. The came out nice and soft and we enjoyed them.
I liked the taste, but found them to be too cake like to be considered cookies.
libbie called these spicy pumpkin cookies from her little black book thank you for posting this recipe. dog gone stars