Old-Fashioned Soft Pumpkin Cookies

Old-Fashioned Soft Pumpkin Cookies

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10 min.
43 min.
36 cookies

These cookies are something different and great for after school with a big glass of milk.


  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter (1 stick), softened
  • 1 cup LIBBY'S® 100% Pure Pumpkin
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Glaze (recipe follows)
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PREHEAT oven to 350° F. Grease baking sheets.

COMBINE flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt in medium bowl. Beat sugar and butter in large mixer bowl until well blended. Beat in pumpkin, egg and vanilla extract until smooth. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto prepared baking sheets.

BAKE for 15 to 18 minutes or until edges are firm. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely. Drizzle Glaze over cookies.

2 cups sifted powdered sugar, 3 tablespoons milk, 1 tablespoon melted butter and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract in small bowl until smooth.

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Wonderful Cookies

I made these for a class Halloween party. I knew the teacher was allergic to nutmeg, so I omitted it easily. Even without it, the cookies were wonderful. The kids loved them. My husband and son had no problem eating the ones that weren't sent to school. Definitely a recipe I intend to keep.

- Christina Robinson from Clyde, Ohio


I made these in my Home Ec class (in in 8th grade). Everyone loved them even my friend and I who both hate pumpkin!

- Brenda Johnson

The Best Cookies Ever!

These are amazing! Soft and delicious every time. :)

- Aimee Wendell from Folsom, CA


I've made these a few times and even my kids love them.

- Anna Edwards from Georgia

Very soft and Very tasty

Substituted freshly ground whole wheat flour for the white flour in equal amount, also added 1 Tablespoon of dough enhancer. Used cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg. My 5 year old approved: "just good cookies.

- frosty friend from Alaska

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/36 of Recipe

Servings Per Recipe: 36

  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 120
  • Calories from Fat: 30
  • Total Fat: 3g (5% of DV)
  • Saturated Fat: 2g (9% of DV)
  • Cholesterol: 15mg (4% of DV)
  • Sodium: 100mg (4% of DV)
  • Carbohydrates: 21g (7% of DV)
  • Dietary Fiber: .5g (2% of DV)
  • Sugars: 14g
  • Protein: 1g
  • Vitamin A: 30% of DV
  • Vitamin C: 0% of DV
  • Calcium: 2% of DV
  • Iron: 4% of DV

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.


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