Besides the expected pies, pumpkin cookies are probably my favorite fall dessert. And the ones shown below are one of my old stand-bys, and a popular item for me to bring to potlucks. Recently I have had several requests for the recipe so I figured I would share it on here for all who are interested. I originally discovered the recipe in a Methodist women cookbook (treasure trove). These cookies are so simple and moist and delicious....I highly recommend giving them a try.
Mix the following ingredients in a bowl:
1 C sugar
1/2 C butter
1 C canned pumpkin
1 T. orange zest
Then add these:
2 C flour (whole wheat or all purpose)
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 C raisins or chocolate chips (or more...)
Bake 8-10 minutes at 350
Enjoy with some hot cider and pumpkin spice candles for full affect.