This is a recipe I found a while back and I really enjoy making.This recipe comes from the Libby’s website.
- 2-1/2 cups flour
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp nutmeg
- 1-1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 1 large egg
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 cup pumpkin
First thing, mix you dry ingredients together, sugar doesn’t count as a dry ingredient. Set aside.
Beat sugar and butter together first, then mix in the rest of the wet ingredients.
Mix the dry stuff into the wet stuff a little bit at a time. Don’t use a mixer use a wooden spoon. Most likely your mixer isn’t going to be powerful enough to handle this batter, nobody wants to burn out their mixer.
Preheat the over to 350 degrees F.
Your batter is gong to be substantial. This is actually a quick bread so you could also put this in muffin cups or in loaf form, but you would have to adjust cooking times accordingly.
Grease cookie sheets, a lot of them if you don’t want to run back and forth taking cookies out of the oven every few minutes. I ended up putting cookies on four separate pans at the same time in the oven because I wanted them all done in one batch, but you could transfer them off onto some parchment paper on a rack if you wanted to re-use the pans.
Drop dough by rounded heaping tablespoon onto prepared pans. This dough is going to rise and expand so leave room in between cookies.
Once all your batter is out on the pans, put it in the oven. Go for 15-18 minutes. Then take out and let cool.
They are delicious by themselves, but if you want something a little extra put a powdered sugar glaze on top or cream cheese frosting.