Great Pumpkin Cookie

"These are big delicious cookies. It's also wholesome because it's made with pumpkin. The kids will love making up different faces on each cookie. Make these cookies with your favorite goblins, and they'll gobble them up before you can say BOOO!"
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Ready In:
19-20 cookies




  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Combine flour, oats, baking soda, cinnamon and salt.
  • Cream butter and gradually add sugar beating until light and fluffy.
  • Add egg and vanilla and mix well.
  • Alternate additions of dry ingredients and pumpkin, mixing well after each addition.
  • Stir in chocolate chips.
  • For each cookie, drop ¼ cup dough onto lightly greased cookie sheet and spread into pumpkin shape using a thin metal spatula.
  • Add a bit more dough to form stem.
  • Bake 20-25 minutes or until cookies are firm and lightly butter to affix assorted candies, raisins and nuts mixing them up to make different faces.

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  1. These are great pumpkin cookies!! I used a pumpkin cookie cutter to help me form them into pumpkins otherwise I'm pretty sure mine would have turned out looking like little blobs ;) I used cooking spray to keep the cookies from sticking to the cutter. The only changes I made were to minus the chocolate chips and use an entire can of pumpkin (15 oz.)--they were a little sticky, but they baked up great!!
  2. Been baking these cookies since 1984. Awesome cookie!!!
  3. Great Pumpkin Cookie! My family loves these cookies. I have used this recipe for years. Thanks for posting.
  4. I followed the recipe exactly, but mine turned out flat as pancakes and I had to scrape them off the cookie sheet with a sharp spatula. I don't live in a humid place, but maybe I still should have added more flour. Anyway, they tasted really good but they were a disaster to look at.
  5. Wow, my pastry for pumpkin pies would've taken a lot longer, so with this recipe for THE GREAT PUMPKIN COOKIE I was able to pretty quickly mix up the ingredients with the cup of canned pumpkin poured right on top of the whole everything. Then, just blending in a little at a time, I was able to get the mix together all in short sequence.<br/>My cup for measurements was all pumpkin'd up so I had to take a guess on how much was a cup of chocolate chips... oops, I must have dumped in more than what was called for, what ashame -- boohoohoo!<br/>Good cookie with nice texture especially them rascally chocolate chips!


  1. these were so much fun! a very well named cookie-- they turned out large, fluffy, and delicious. i used 1 c. all-purpose flour + 1 c. whole wheat flour, 1/2 c. Splenda-Sugar Blend for Baking instead of the 1 c. sugar, and semisweet chocolate chunks instead of the chips. i decorated the cookies with Peanut Butter Icing, and they were amazing! a recipe i will use again and again-- thanks so much for posting!


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