Pumpkin Raisin Cookies w/Buttercream Frosting
Why I Love This Recipe
Every year around Thanksgiving my Mom has made these cookies for as long as I can remember, and they are my favorite! I have made them for the last couple of years myself and they always fly off the plate. I hope your family enjoys them as much as mine does!
Ingredients You'll Need
4 cups unsifted all-purpose flour
2 cups quick/old fashioned oats, uncooked
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt
(put all those ingredients in a smaller bowl)
1 1/2 cups butter/margarine, softened
2 cups firmly packed brown sugar
1 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 can (15 oz.) Libby's Solid Pack Pumpkin
1 cup golden raisins.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine flour, oats, soda, cinnamon and salt; set aside.
Cream butter; gradually add sugars, beating until light and fluffy.
Add egg and vanilla; mix well.
Alternate additions of dry ingredients and pumpkin, mixing well after each addition.
Stir in morsels.
For each cookie, drop 1/4 cup dough onto lightly greased cookie sheet; spread into pumpkin shape using a thin metal spatula.
Add a bit more dough to form stem.
Bake at 350, 20-25 min., until cookies are firm and lightly browned.
Remove from cookie sheets; cool on racks. Decorate, using icing or peanut butter to affix assorted candies, raisins or nuts.
Yields about 32 large cookies.
VARIATION: Substitute 1 cup raisins for morsels. NOTE: Dough may be frozen in air-tight container. Thaw in refrigerator; bake as directed.
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