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Pumpkin Soft and Spicy Drop Cookies

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Prep Time: 20

Cook Time: 15 Minutes

Total Time: 35 Minutes

Yield: 2-2 1/2 dozen

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Ingredients

  • ½ C. canned pumpkin
  • 1 ½ tsp. Spice Islands® Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • 1 tsp. Spice Islands® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • ½ tsp. orange extract (optional)
  • 1 ¼ C.  all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ tsp. Clabber Girl® Baking Powder
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ C. Crisco® Butter Flavor All Vegetable Shortening
  • 2/3 C. granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • ¾ C. raisins
  • ½ C. medium chopped walnuts

Directions

  1. Position a rack in the center of the oven and preheat it to 375°F.
  2. Prepare baking sheets with parchment or nonstick spray; set aside.
  3. In a small bowl combine canned pumpkin, spice and extracts; set aside.
  4. In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt with a large mixing spoon.
  5. In a large bowl with a hand held mixer fitted with beater attachments, beat the shortening on low speed until softened.
  6. Add the sugar, 1/3 cup at a time, and beat until combined before adding the rest. Increase the mixer speed to medium and beat for 30 seconds until fluffy in texture, light in color and creamy.
  7. Stop the mixer and scrape the bowl often. Add the egg and the pumpkin puree and beat on low, blending well.
  8. With a large rubber spatula, fold in the flour mixture until almost combined.
  9. Fold in the raisins and nuts. Do not over-mix.
  10. Dough will be soft.
  11. Drop by the spoonful onto cookie sheets, about 1-inch apart.
  12. The dough will spread very little when baked. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes until just lightly browned.
  13. Remove the cookie sheets to cool on a wire rack so cookies set slightly.

 

Tips

Storage: Keep soft drop cookies in tightly covered containers where they will keep for about 3 to 4 days.

Baked drop cookies freeze beautifully for about three months in an airtight container. Cookie dough can be frozen for about four weeks and will keep well in the refrigerator for about three days.

Pumpkin Soft and Spicy Drop Cookies

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Prep Time: 20

Cook Time: 15 Minutes

Total Time: 35 Minutes

Yield: 2-2 1/2 dozen

Ingredients

  • ½ C. canned pumpkin
  • 1 ½ tsp. Spice Islands® Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • 1 tsp. Spice Islands® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • ½ tsp. orange extract (optional)
  • 1 ¼ C.  all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ tsp. Clabber Girl® Baking Powder
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ C. Crisco® Butter Flavor All Vegetable Shortening
  • 2/3 C. granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • ¾ C. raisins
  • ½ C. medium chopped walnuts

Directions

  1. Position a rack in the center of the oven and preheat it to 375°F.
  2. Prepare baking sheets with parchment or nonstick spray; set aside.
  3. In a small bowl combine canned pumpkin, spice and extracts; set aside.
  4. In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt with a large mixing spoon.
  5. In a large bowl with a hand held mixer fitted with beater attachments, beat the shortening on low speed until softened.
  6. Add the sugar, 1/3 cup at a time, and beat until combined before adding the rest. Increase the mixer speed to medium and beat for 30 seconds until fluffy in texture, light in color and creamy.
  7. Stop the mixer and scrape the bowl often. Add the egg and the pumpkin puree and beat on low, blending well.
  8. With a large rubber spatula, fold in the flour mixture until almost combined.
  9. Fold in the raisins and nuts. Do not over-mix.
  10. Dough will be soft.
  11. Drop by the spoonful onto cookie sheets, about 1-inch apart.
  12. The dough will spread very little when baked. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes until just lightly browned.
  13. Remove the cookie sheets to cool on a wire rack so cookies set slightly.

 

Tips

Storage: Keep soft drop cookies in tightly covered containers where they will keep for about 3 to 4 days.

Baked drop cookies freeze beautifully for about three months in an airtight container. Cookie dough can be frozen for about four weeks and will keep well in the refrigerator for about three days.

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