Pumpkin Raisin Cookies

These Pumpkin Raisin Cookies bake up with a domed top & a cake-like texture. They are gently spiced & so good.

The recipe is from epicurious.com & is PUMPKIN CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES

Murray does not like chocolate chips in his cookies & since I am really only baking for Murray & I now, since we are ’empty nesters’..we have been for years… I made these cookies with raisins, so the changes I made to the original recipe were swapping 1 cup of raisins for the 1 cup of chocolate chips! & I added 1/2 cup pecans which I chopped… so good with the nuts but of course you can leave these out … the recipe on epicurious makes suggestions at the bottom of the recipe to add raisins, nuts, & a few other ideas

The flavour is much more subtle then pumpkin pie.. so if you don’t like pumpkin pie but have a can of pumpkin or even if you don’t..these Pumpkin Raisin Cookies are so delicious go buy a can! This recipe does not use a whole can of pumpkin …so maybe double the recipe 🙂

Cake-like & studded with nuts & raisins this cookie will be a perfect addition to a cookie platter or piled up in a cookie jar for anytime!

Here is the recipe with raisins instead of chocolate chips & nuts…


2 1/2 cups flour

1 tsp baking powder

1 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

1 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp nutmeg

1/2 cup soft butter *** if you want these cookies to be parve… use a vegan margarine

1 1/2 cup sugar

1 cup canned pumpkin ( not pie filling)

1 egg

1 tsp vanilla

1 cup raisins

1/2 cup pecans, chopped


Preheat oven to 350f

Line baking sheets with parchment paper & you will need a cooling rack ready to cool the baked cookies on

  1. In a bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon & nutmeg. Using a whisk or a fork, stir this ingredients together
  2. You can use your mixer or mix this by hand if your butter is soft enough … cream the butter & sugar together
  3. Add the pumpkin, egg & vanilla to the butter & sugar & mix well. Scrape the sides of the bowl often to incorporate all of the ingredients
  4. Now, add the dry ingredients & mix well
  5. Add the raisins & nuts, mix well
  6. Drop 1 tbsp of cookie dough onto the prepared baking sheets leaving room between each cookie…the recipe says to smooth the tops of the cookies but I did not do this!
  7. Bake in the preheated oven for 15-20 minutes or until browned
  8. Remove from the baking sheet to a cooling rack & let cool


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Marilyn Dishes

Many people ask me "how did you do that?" "will you show me how?' So I decided to make a blog about what I cook and bake. I am in no way a professional cook, but I love to feed people and try new things as well as making the "old foods" My friends are wonderful cooks, each with their own 'specialty' and i will be having guest cooks here, showcasing their favourite things to cook as well!! I hope you enjoy this blog and maybe decide to make some of these foods yourself! I am always available to answer any questions you might have about anything you see here. Some of my recipes are unique to me but most are not. They are all recipes I have found in a variety of ways, some are old family recipes that date back decades and some are new ones!

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