Pumpkin Cookies

Pumpkin Cookies

  • Prep:
  • Cook Time: 20 min
  • Total: 20 min
  • Serving: Makes 3 dozen cookies

Everyone knows it is sometimes difficult to get kids (and adults) to eat vegetables, but it is always easy to get them to eat dessert. So in an effort to get them to eat vegetables, why not try combining the two for delicious desserts made with fresh veggies? Although these treats probably won’t give you the recommended daily servings, and they are still dessert, at least you can feel a little less guilty for enjoying them.


  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin purée
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Mix flour with baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and salt.
  3. In a separate bowl, beat butter with sugar until fluffy. Then beat in pumpkin, egg, and vanilla. Gradually beat dry mixture into wet mixture until well combined.
  4. Spoon batter onto a baking sheet by the tablespoonful. Bake 15 to 20 minutes, or until cooked through. The cookies should remain fairly soft.


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