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Old Fashioned Soft Pumpkin Cookies

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Old Fashioned Soft Pumpkin Cookies

My Mom loved fall. I guess I’m really missing her these days because I have made a number of her recipes lately and this old fashioned soft pumpkin cookie is from her collection. Truth be told, I’m not a huge fan of pumpkin but I really like these cookies. They’re soft, about two bites each and full of pumpkin goodness. The recipe card was stained so I’m sure my Mom made them often but I have never made this recipe before so I’m including it in the 52 Week New Recipe Challenge as the week 13 recipe.

I love the warmth the cinnamon and nutmeg bring to the cookie. They make a great snack, lunchbox treat and are a perfect treat after dinner.


Old Fashioned Soft Pumpkin Cookies

Old Fashioned Soft Pumpkin Cookies

Yield: 4 dozen
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Old Fashioned Soft Pumpkin Cookies fill your cookie jar with a taste of fall.


  • 2 ½ cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 ½ cups sugar
  • ½ cup butter (1 stick), softened
  • 1 cup 100% pure pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract vanilla


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line rimmed baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt in medium bowl. In large mixer bowl, beat sugar and butter until well blended. Beat in pumpkin, egg and vanilla until smooth. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Drop by rounded teaspoon onto prepared baking sheets.
  3. Bake for 15 to 18 minutes or until ledges are firm. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes then remove to wire racks to cool completely.

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Old Fashioned Soft Pumpkin Cookies


Wednesday 11th of December 2019

Can these be frozen?

Family Around The Table

Friday 13th of December 2019

I would say no because the texture will change.


Wednesday 5th of October 2016

Mom's recipes are always best! Especially if the recipe card looks used. These look great!

Wendy, A Day in the Life on the Farm

Tuesday 4th of October 2016

Yum, these little gems are going on my to make list.

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