Madwizard's Pumpkin Cookies

Recipe by Tonkcats
READY IN: 25mins




  • Optional: 3/4 cup chopped nuts Also optional: a small dash of cloves and a tiny dash of all-spice (very optional--to your liking). Preheat oven to 350°F
  • In a large bowl combine sugars; butter-beat until fluffy.
  • Add pumpkin, vanilla and the egg; blend well.
  • Add flour, baking powder and soda, and all spices; mix well.
  • If you have chosen to add nuts, add and stir.
  • As for the cooking you can do this one of 2 ways.
  • The first way if you like tiny little cookies (HAH! Not me! but some like 'em bite size) then you would drop them by rounded teaspoonfuls about 2 inches apart onto a parchment-lined cookie sheet. Bake these small ones at 350°F for 10-12 minutes.
  • DON'T FORGET TO PREHEAT THE OVEN FIRST! Duh many of us forget that I admit it has happened before). Now for those of us who adore larger cookies (OH JOY!) then drop by hefty tablespoonfuls about 3 inches apart on a parchment-lined cookie sheet. Bake at 350°F for 11-13 minutes.
  • Secret: Always use cookie sheets with no lips or edges.
  • Get a really good quality sheet--its worth it! Wilton's is very good.
  • (I use an insulated sheet, and I just tried the Silverstone baking liners for the first time. Good idea!) Also, let sheets cool to room temp before second batch.
  • (Or use freezer to cool sheets faster). Or just use 2 sheets and alternate.) The cookies won't look done really but as they sit they solidify They are really cakey.
  • As an added treat you can whip up some cream cheese frosting as a dip, if if you don't mind them messier just squeeze a couple lines over finished cookies.
  • Pure delight! from: Ann and