Pumpkin Cookies

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Pumpkin cookies [1][2] are a tasty Halloween treat.


  • 1/2 cup lard (optional: bacon fat)
  • 1 1/4 cups dark brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups pumpkin purée
  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 cup chopped nuts
  • 1 cup seedless raisins (optional)


Cream the lard with sugar. Then combine with; eggs and vanilla. Beat for a creamy light consistency. Mix in purée. Combine dry ingredients; flour, baking powder, salt and spices. Fold in the creamed mixture until a consistent texture is formed, then add the nuts and (optional) raisins. Grease a baking sheet, and spoon teaspoon sized drops onto it. Bake for ~15 minutes, or until lightly browned in a 375 degree F oven.


  1. Country Woman Christmas. Taste of Home. 2005. pp. 44. http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/Pumpkin-Drop-Cookies-2. 
  2. Benoit, Madame (1987). Cooks at Home. Les Éditions Héritage Inc.. pp. 228. ISBN 2762558972.