Grandma's Favorite Pumpkin Cookies Recipe

Pumpkin on Porch

Grandma's Pumpkin Cookies Description

This pumpkin cookies recipe is grandma’s favorite. It’s our favorite, too!

We provide the pumpkins each year. A week or two later, the kids are rewarded with this mouth watering, seasonal goodie. It’s one of the things that makes us look forward to going  “over the river and through the woods…”

We don’t think there’s a better pumpkin cookie recipe than this one.


1 cupShortening
3/4 cupSugar
1 cupCooked, strained Pumpkin(or canned)
2 cupsFlour
1 cupRaisins
1/2 cupMolasses
1 teaspoonBaking Soda
1 teaspoonCinnamon
1/4 teaspoonNutmeg
1/2 teaspoonSalt

Pumpkin Cookies Recipe Directions:

  1. Pre-heat oven to 375° F.
  2. Cream shortening and sugar.
  3. Mix in pumpkin, egg, and molasses.
  4. Stir in dry ingredients, spices and raisins.
  5. Drop cookie batter, by the spoonful, onto an ungreased baking sheet.
  6. Bake cookies 10 to 12 minutes.

Serving Tips and Suggestions:

These cookies taste best with a cold glass of milk.

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