By Dana-MMH on November 18, 2002
Photo by CookbookCarrie
Photo by CookbookCarrie
"I make these every year for Thanksgiving and they are a huge hit! I haven't made them yet with the cranberries though. ENJOY!!"
Serving Size: 1 (1200 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
"I also didn't use the cranberries and didn't top with the pecan halves either, still.... the fam went nuts over 'em. Pardon the pun. ;) DH (aka the pumpkin fiend) says an especial, "thank you! Thank you! Thank you!""
"Dana, these cookies were great! I made them with the cranberries and they were gone! I made a second batch without cranberries, but added raisins, and they too disappeared! Thanks for such a good recipe!"
"Dana, these were very quick to make and didn't require a lot of prep before-hand. I didn't use the cranberries either...they were fantasic as is. Thank you..we were happy (and full)! I'll try the berries next time. Although, I can't see that they would be anymore delicious. Jill"
"These were GREAT!!!! I love the subtle pumpkin flavor and the spice in them. I didnt use the cranberries, but did use the pecans and they were great. I'm posting a picture of these, note that I made mine HUGE! Thanks for a wonderful keeper recipe, Dana!!!"
"These were great!! Made them just as the recipe states with the omission of the pecans only because I didn't have any...so I used walnuts. I can't tell you how they keep because they were gone that same night!! These are definitely a good cookie!! Thanks!"
"Dana, these cookies taste great! And since I LOVE dried cranberries, I certainly added them! I'll hang onto this recipe so I can make them again in October...when I have leftover canned pumpkin from making my Thanksgiving pumpkin pie. Thanks for posting this cookie recipe! M&Mers "
"I love these cookies. I made some minor changes such as 1/2 tsp of pumpkin pie spice and I used a dried cranberry, blueberry & cherry medley. I also used walnuts, but only in the dough. I wanted to try the different variations that are found in the other reviews, so I added the walnuts to all of the dough and then divided it. I then added white choc chips to 1/2 and the berry blend to the other half. Both cookies are very good, but next time I will add 1/2 cup of each (nuts & berries) to all of the dough and have them both in the same cookie. The pumpkin is a very mild flavor and is a good base for the other flavors that you add. P.S. I haven't tried them, but I think butterscotch chips would be good."
"I have made this recipe for 3 Thanksgivings now, and my family inhales them! I leave out the cranberries and pecans, but I frost them with a buttercream frosting. Delicious! This year, I think I'll go with a cream cheese frosting! Great recipe!!"
"Totalling YUMMY cookies! I did not use cranberries, instead added white chocolate chips. They turned out wonderful! Everyone at worked loved them and are requesting more. So I will be baking away. Thanks Dana"
"Was looking for a way to use up some pumpkin and decided these. A very nice recipe, but since my DH doesn't like dried cranberries, I left them out and something was definitely lacking. So I frosted them with cinnamon frosting (4 oz. cream cheese, 2 T. butter, and a 1/2 tsp. of cinnamon with conf. sugar to the rights consistency) and now they are DEVINE!! I used my 1T. scoop and got 45 cookies. Thank you!!"
"These were very good! I had to use fresh pumpkin, however, since we did not have any canned. If you use fresh, make sure to get rid of the extra moisture well. We also added chocolate chips as another reviewer suggested. Thanks for sharing!:)"
"Great soft cookies, I also substituted applesauce for the butter to make them a bit more low fat. I added cranberries but no nuts. My fiance's law firm ate them all and asked for the recipe too - a success!"
"Initially I found these cookies to be a bit bland. After they settled for a few hours they were better. I added cranberries to half the dough and chocolate chip cookies to the other half. I highly recommend the chocolate!!!"
"These were very soft and soooooo tasty. I used the cranberries and nuts. Both were great. Thanks for posting."
"The recipe sounded so good, I decided to make a batch to take to my granddaughter's pre-school Thanksgiving party tomorrow. She "helped" me. When it was time for a taste, she said "I don't think I want to finish this cookie". I didn't like them either. They burned at 375 degrees, were too cakey and too bland despite the spices. Obviously weren't pleasing to the palate of a 4 year old. Guess I should stick to choc chip for the younger set, huh? "
"1 cup of butter is about 250grams I wasn't sure if the canned pumpkin is sweeted (we don't have it here in Australia) so I used 1 cup of sweetened mashed pumpkin. I found the ones that were a little over-cooked tasted the best. Great recipe!"
"these were great...moist and flavorful"
"After reading reviews I was real excited about making these. I omitted the cranberries because we're not fond of them and instead added some chopped toasted pecans. I increased the spice and still found these to be rather blah. I'll try one more time and see if maybe I did something wrong before."