Delicious Pumpkin Cookies

Last weekend on Edisto Island, my friend Rochelle, graced our group with some delicious baked goods. There was cookie cake for the newly engaged couple, brownies in the shape of the University of Georgia G, and delicious pumpkin cookies.

These cookies were gone before I knew it and therefore I was only able to enjoy two of the delicious pumpkin cookies the entire weekend. They were soft and chewy, just the way I like cookies. In addition, the extra dash of cinnamon on top of the iced ones gave them a hit of spice. IMG_4699 (640x478)

These were inspired by a Fall email Rochelle received from All Recipes. Below is the recipe with Rochelle’s adaptions in parentheses for your reference.

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Chewy Pumpkin Spice Cookies

Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Cooking Time: 12-15 minutes

Note: These cookies are best when enjoyed a day later.


1/2 cup shortening
1 1/4 cups packed brown sugar (If you use Splenda Brown Sugar be sure to check equivalents.)
2 eggs or egg whites (Rochelle used 6 teaspoons of Egg Beaters whites only)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups canned pumpkin
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (Rochelle used half wheat flour)
4 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
Raisins, nuts, or miniature chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
Cream shortening and sugar, then add the eggs. Mix well. Add vanilla and pumpkin. Set aside.
Sift dry ingredients, then blend into the "wet" ingredients. Add raisins or nuts if desired. Drop by heaping teaspoons onto a greased cookie sheet, bake for 10 – 15 minutes. Cool.

Best eaten if you let them "ripen" for a day. Store in a sealed container

My mom and I just made these cookies to enjoy all weekend long and added miniature chocolate chips! What better way to welcome Fall?

Question: What is your favorite Fall inspired baked good?

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  1. Shelly @ Cake is a Food Group October 7, 2011 / 7:02 pm

    Those cookies look amazing! I would have to say that apple crisp is really my favorite fall baked good. It just reminds me of home.

    • healthyh October 7, 2011 / 7:06 pm

      Yum apple crisp sounds delicious!!

  2. Allison October 7, 2011 / 7:12 pm

    Those look so yummy! They remind me of the cake-cookies with frosting that my momma always used to buy 🙂 Pumpkin and apple desserts are the epitome of fall in my mind!

  3. Jessica October 8, 2011 / 3:01 am

    I cannot wait to try these! Will report back after I make them this weekend. Enjoy your visit!

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