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Halloween Desserts--Pumpkin Cookies

Updated on July 29, 2018
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The look of them when baked

Want to try a delicious cookie for the upcoming Halloween or any holiday season?

My mother passed away it will be four years on the twenty-second of October. She was a very loving and caring woman and mother. She never asked much from us kids but love and respect. We had both for her. I just wanted to share one of her favorite recipes with you all and hopefully you get as much enjoyment out of it as we did when us kids were helping her making this recipe!

I remember when I was younger, and my mother making this cookie for Christmas!! BUT I figured since it was close to Halloween and pumpkin is usually the theme for Halloween why not share the recipe with you all!! Hope you enjoy this hubpage and put the recipe into action!

Why just save them for two of the major holidays!! Make them all year round. Thanksgiving is a great time to make them as well!

The Preparation and Ingredients

The ingredients for the recipe are the following:

1 cup chopped nuts

1 cup raisins

2 1/2 cup flour

3 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

1/4 teaspoon ginger

1/2 cup shortening

1 1/4 cup brown sugar

2 eggs

1 1/2 cup pumpkin

Get all your ingredients, utensils, and mixing bowls together before starting the recipe.

Turn oven on to 400 degrees

Grease cookie sheet

Cream your shortening, then add your sugar and eggs (one at a time). Add pumpkin, stir in all dry ingredients. Gradually stir in nuts and raisins. Drop by teaspoon fulls on greased cookie sheet. Bake at 400 degrees for 12-15 mins. Make sure that bottom is golden brown.

You may also subsitiute the walnuts or raisins for chocolate chips if you would like or just leave them out altogether!!

Final thoughts

If you like this recipe please certainly share this hub as I believe if you give it a try there will be no going back to any other kind of pumpkin cookie out there. I hope you have enjoyed reading the recipe and put it to good use. THIS is one of my ALL-TIME favorite cookies. Thanks so much again and happy baking and eating!

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  • Margie Lynn profile image

    Margie's Southern Kitchen 

    2 years ago from the USA

    Hi, I love anything with pumpkin! Thanks for sharing your recipe!

  • SusanDeppner profile image

    Susan Deppner 

    2 years ago from Arkansas USA

    I love pumpkin cookies, even in the summertime!

  • Kandy O profile image

    Kandy O 

    7 years ago

    I have this one, but every year I say I'm going to make it and don't. Perhaps I should try it out this year. Great lens!

  • dragonangel16137 profile imageAUTHOR


    7 years ago from PA

    @anilsaini: thanks for liking it!! :)

  • dragonangel16137 profile imageAUTHOR


    7 years ago from PA

    @anonymous: thank you so much for the compliment on my lens...will be checking yours out here in a min!!! I like taking polls, so I will vote!! :D

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    7 years ago

    nice lens

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    7 years ago

    Liked your lens, always all kinds of things to add to your lens topic. If you like to browse lens as I do, mine has a great educational topic with poll questions for my readers to enjoy.

  • dragonangel16137 profile imageAUTHOR


    7 years ago from PA

    @Mary Crowther: you are quite welcome!! They are very very delicious!! :D

  • Mary Crowther profile image

    Mary Crowther 

    7 years ago from Havre de Grace

    The cookies sound delicious! Thanks for sharing!


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