Pumpkin Cookies


  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup Parkay margarine (2 sticks)
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup dates OR raisins
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts
  • 1 tsp. vanilla


If you're using raisins, put them in a saucepan, cover with water and bring to a boil and cook for five minutes, then drain.

In a bowl, sift flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Set aside.

In a mixer, combine sugar, Parkay, and egg. Beat until smooth. Add pumpkin, then slowly add the flour/baking powder/baking soda/cinnamon/salt mixture. Add vanilla. Add cooked raisins OR dates. Add nuts. Mix until smooth.

Drop teaspoonsful on a greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes.

Sprinkle with nuts and use the following recipe for icing after cooling:

Icing/Frosting for Cakes and Cookies

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