Pumpkin Cookies with Walnuts or Pecans

Pumpkin Cookies
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  • Total: 27 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 12 mins
  • Yield: 3 dozen (36 servings)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
113 Calories
7g Fat
12g Carbs
2g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 3 dozen (36 servings)
Amount per serving
Calories 113
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 2g 11%
Cholesterol 32mg 11%
Sodium 93mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Protein 2g
Calcium 46mg 4%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

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.


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

Steps 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..

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