Pumpkin Cookies with Walnuts or Pecans

Pumpkin Cookies
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    27 mins
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These pumpkin cookies are drop cookies, a snap to mix and bake. Feel free to add 1/2 cup to 1 cup of chocolate chips or raisins to these cookies.

What You'll Need

  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar, packed
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup mashed or canned pumpkin
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped walnuts or pecans
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 375° F.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, beat butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time; stir in pumpkin and vanilla extract. In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder and spices; stir to blend.
  3. Add dry ingredients to butter and sugar mixture; stir well. Stir in chopped nuts. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls about 1-inch apart onto greased baking sheets. Bake in upper half of oven for about 12 to 14 minutes. Remove to a wire rack to cool.

    Makes about 3 dozen cookies.

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