Spicy Pumpkin Drop Cookies

Put a spin to your regular dessert with this spiced pumpkin cookie that’s ready in an hour.

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 60 min
  • Servings 48

Ingredients

1
cup sugar
1/2
cup butter or margarine, softened
1
cup canned pumpkin (not pumpkin pie mix)
2
eggs
2
cups all-purpose flour
2
teaspoons baking powder
2
teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2
teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2
teaspoon ground ginger
1/4
teaspoon ground cloves
1
cup raisins, dried cranberries or dates
1/2
cup chopped nuts, if desired
  • 1 Heat oven to 375°. Beat sugar and butter in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy, or mix with spoon. Beat in pumpkin and eggs. Stir in remaining ingredients except raisins and nuts. Stir in raisins and nuts.
  • 2 Drop dough by rounded teaspoonfuls about 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until edges are set. Immediately remove from cookie sheet to wire rack.

Expert Tips

If you like oatmeal, make this old-time family favorite even more appealing by using 1/2 cup old-fashioned oats in place of 1/2 cup of the flour, and try dried cherries in place of the raisins.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
70
(
Calories from Fat
20),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
2g
2%
(Saturated Fat
1g,
1%
),
Cholesterol
15mg
15%;
Sodium
35mg
35%;
Total Carbohydrate
11g
11%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Exchanges:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.