{Monthly Recipe Swap: Cookies} Pumpkin Cookies

pumpkin cookies

My friend Janet at Frugal and Focused has started a recipe swap feature on her blog and this month (the very first swap!) the theme is… cookies! How perfect for Christmas. I’m sharing a recipe for pumpkin cookies that I got from my friend Sherry so long ago. Even though they are more of a “fall” cookie, I love eating them year-round.

Pumpkin Cookies

  •  2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  •  1 teaspoon baking powder
  •  1 teaspoon baking soda
  •  2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  •  1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  •  1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  •  1/2 teaspoon salt
  •  1/2 cup butter, softened
  •  1 1/2 cups white sugar
  •  1 cup canned pumpkin puree
  •  1 egg
  •  1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Optional: Chocolate chips, walnuts

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, ground cloves, and salt; set aside.

In a medium bowl, cream together the 1/2 cup of butter and white sugar. Add pumpkin, egg, and 1 teaspoon vanilla to butter mixture, and beat until creamy. Mix in dry ingredients. Add chocolate chips and nuts if you like. Drop on cookie sheet by tablespoonfuls; flatten slightly.

Bake for 15 to 20 minutes in the preheated oven. Remove, and cool cookies on a wire rack.

If you want to participate in the recipe swap, hop on over to Frugal and Focused to join in.

One Reply to “{Monthly Recipe Swap: Cookies} Pumpkin Cookies”

  1. I love pumpkin and these look fabulous. Thanks for joining in and spreading the word.

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