Pumpkin Cookies Recipes

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October 27, 2010

A plate of iced pumpkin cookies made from a pumpkin cookies recipes.This is a fast, easy, yummy cookie recipe for Halloween!



In large bowl, combine cake mix, pumpkin, margarine, and egg; stir until well combined. Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls onto greased cookie sheets. Bake at 350 degrees F for 12-15 minutes, or until puffed and set in center. Cool 2 min; remove from cookie sheets. Cool 15 minutes or until completely cooled. Frost cooled cookies. Press 1 candy pumpkin onto each cookie. Makes 3 dozen

Source: 'Come and Eat" Pillsbury recipe booklet-2003

By Judy from Tulsa, OK

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November 21, 2011

A nutritious cookie for the holidays or anytime.

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September 16, 2010

Cream margarine and sugar. Add pumpkin, egg, and vanilla. Sift dry ingredients and blend into creamed mixture. Add nuts and dates. Bake in 350 degree F oven for 12-15 minutes.

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November 22, 2011

The cookies are very good and the recipe is easy!

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October 17, 2008

Mix all dry ingredients in a bowl. In a mixing bowl, cream shortening and sugar. Blend in pumpkin, egg and vanilla. Slowly incorporate dry ingredients into the wet and mix thoroughly.


On an ungreased cookie sheet, drop rounded spoonfuls of cookie batter and bake at 350 degrees F for 7-10 minutes, depending on size.

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September 29, 2011

Pumpkin makes you think of fall and holiday times. Try these delicious bars for a special dessert anytime.

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October 29, 2005

This striated dough will give you bites of the butter taste as well as the pumpkin (and will look pretty as well).

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September 25, 2004

These would make a nice treat at Thanksgiving.

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February 18, 2008

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Cream butter and sugars. Lightly mix eggs, then add to butter/sugar mixture. Add pumpkin and spices. Slowly add flour, baking powder, and salt to mixture.

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September 9, 2006

Mix sugar, lard and eggs until creamy. Add vanilla, milk and pumpkin. Mix well. . .

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November 30, 2007

Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease bottom and sides of 15x10x1-inch pan with shortening or cooking spray. In large bowl, beat all bar ingredients except raisins with electric mixer on low speed 30 second, scraping bowl frequently.

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June 4, 2005

Heat oven to 375 degrees f. Lightly grease sheet with cooking spray. In large bowl mix cake mix, (dry) and pumpkin spice. Stir pumpkin and butter mixing well add raisins.

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May 19, 2005

Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease and flour a 9x12 inch pan. Mix in the usual way, adding the chocolate chips last and just folding in. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes.

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August 29, 2008

I'm looking for a recipe for Pumpkin Filled Jack-o'-Lantern Cookies. My mom got the recipe from either the Pittsburgh Press or Post Gazette some time in the mid-50's. She sometimes talks about them and since her memory isn't so great anymore her details are pretty sketchy. She does remember that they were good. :)

The outside of the cookie was kind of a rolled out sugar cookie with a jack-o-lantern face cut out. The filling was a pumpkin filling. She lost the recipe before I came along so I have to go by second hand descriptions. My older brothers and sisters remember it VERY fondly. I hope it rings a bell with someone. Thanks!

emgoodrich from Pittsburgh, PA


August 29, 20080 found this helpful

Try this site:

By the way, I'm originally from Mckees Rocks..down the "river" from Pittsburgh.

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October 19, 2005

Does anyone have a recipe for those orange colored jack o lantern shaped cookies that they sell at the grocery store this time of year? I think they are just sugar cookies. A recipe would be great, I would prefer not to buy them.

Joy from Utah


October 19, 20050 found this helpful

here as a sugar cookie recipe. Just use a pumkin cookie cutter and frost away!

This recipe is GREAT when using complex cookie cutters. The dough holds its' shape and won't spread during baking. Make sure you let your oven preheat for at least 1/2 hour before baking these or any other cookies.


6 cups flour
3 tsp. baking powder
2 cups butter
2 cups sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla extract or desired flavoring (I like almond myself)
1 tsp. salt

Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla. Mix well. Mix dry ingredients and add a little at a time to butter mixture. Mix until flour is completely incorporated and the dough comes together.

Chill for 1 to 2 hours (or see Hint below)

Roll to desired thickness and cut into desired shapes. Bake on ungreased baking sheet at 350
degrees for 8 to 10 minutes or until just beginning to turn brown around the edges. This recipe
can make up to 5-dozen 3 inch cookies.
HINT: Rolling Out Dough Without the Mess -- Rather than wait for your cookie dough to
chill, take the freshly made dough and place a glob between two sheets of parchment paper.


Roll it out to the desired thickness then place the dough and paper on a cookie sheet and pop
it into the refrigerator. Continue rolling out your dough between sheets of paper until you have
used it all. By the time you are finished, the first batch will be completely chilled and ready to
cut. Reroll leftover dough and repeat the process! An added bonus is that you are not adding
any additional flour to your cookies

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October 20, 20050 found this helpful

If you don't have a sugar cookie recipe you can go to the library and copy one or two from a cookbook. then it is fun to make cream chese icing with orange juice and orange food coloring.


Cream cheese Frosting for Pumpking sugar cookies.
2 8 ounce pkgs. cream cheese (not light or non-fat) 1 stick BUTTER not margerine,
2-3 cups powdered sugar
1/4 cup orange juice
4-5 drops orange food coloring
Peat cream cheese, butter and half orange juice till smooth and fluffy. Add powdered sugar til just at spreading consistancy. Add enough food coloring to make the color of a nice healthy pumpkin. Spread or dunk and twist cookies in frosting. For eyes, use chocolate candy kisses. Cut the top off the kiss and use it for the nose. the flat portion is perfect for the pumpkin eyes. If you want you can then use kisses flattened by cutting off points and cut in upside down smiles. Place them side by side to form a crazy mouth. I also like to cut a thin piece of black licrish and drape it over the top of the cookie as a spider. Some like to have a green stem on the top of the cookies, If so color just a little sugar cookie dough green and pinch off making stems before baking press on top of pumpkin cookies. You can also color the cookie dough orange and bake them then decorate without frosting except to "glue" the candy on.
Happy spook day.

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By Pamela (Guest Post)
October 21, 20070 found this helpful

I think that they might be spritz cookies with the dough dyed orange. The recipe that I have is the following:

1/2c. shortening
1/2c. butter
3 eggs
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
food coloring
3 1/2 c. flour
1 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. cream of tartar

Cream the shortening, butter, and sugar togeterh until light and fluffy. Mix in eggs one at at time. Add in vanilla and food coloring. Mix until combined and the color you want to achieve. Mix in flour, baking soda, and cream of tartar. Mix until blended well. Once dough is finished cover and refridgerate for 20 mins. Meanwhile heat oven to 425 F and put pumpkin form in cookie press. Fill the tube half way and press cookies out on baking sheet. Put green sugar on the steam to make look like pumpkins and then place in oven for 6 to 8 minutes. Cool on cooling rack and enjoy.

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November 20, 2019

These delicious whole wheat chocolate chip pumpkin cookies are perfect to serve for fall holiday get-togethers or to give as gifts to friends, family, and co-workers. The recipe is provided on this page.

baked Chocolate Pumpkin Cookies

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