These cookies are so good, and they taste a little bit like pumpkin pie. They have a cake-like texture, but they are moist. I make them for my mother-in-law, primarily, because she is diabetic, and she adores them. We live at high altitude (6,800-ish ft.), and they work fine. *Note*: Do not flatten them before putting them in the oven. They do not change shape (flatten) themselves, but I think that helps them keep their moisture when they're stored.
- 4 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1⁄2 teaspoon clove
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ginger
- 1 teaspoon nutmeg
- 2 cups butter, softened
- 2 cups Splenda granular
- 1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling)
- 2 large eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 cups pecans, chopped, if desired
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, cloves, ginger and nutmeg in medium bowl. Set aside.
- Cream butter and Splenda in large mixing bowl.
- Add pumpkin, eggs, and vanilla extract; beat until blended.
- Gradually add flour mixture into pumpkin mixture at low speed until combined.
- Stir in nuts, if using.
- Drop using a cookie scoop or by rounded teaspoons onto ungreased baking sheets.
- Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, or until edges are golden brown.
- Remove to wire rack to cool completely.