Monday, October 18, 2010

Great Pumpkin Cookies

Taken of course from the Peanuts Cookbook~which we had as kids and I was lucky enough to find again at a rummage a few years ago!

1 1/2 cups brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup butte (or shortening)
2 eggs
16 oz. canned pumkin (or fresh prepared!)
2 3/4 cups flour, sifted
1 TABLESPOON baking powder
1 1/2 teas. cinnamon
3/4 teas. nutmeg
1/2 teas. salt
1/2 teas. ginger
1 cup raisins (or more if you like!)
1 cup chopped pecans

Preheat the oven to 400. Mix sugar, butter, eggs and pumpkin thoroughly in a large bowl. Sift dry ingredients and add to pumpkin mixture. Blend well. Add raisins and pecans. Drop batter by teaspoonsful on ungreased baking sheets. Bake 12-15 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from oven and liff off with a pancake turner. Makes about 6 dozen. It's a great snack while you're waiting for the 'Great Pumpkin'.

1 comment:

  1. I don't remember having the Peanuts cookbook. Did we really?

    These look great. We're on the road this weekend, but I'm going to try them next week.