Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Pumpkin Cookies and Pumpkin Bread Recipes - THE BEST

I love that everywhere I drive this time of year I see scenes like this on the roadside. I am blessed in that I can drive back country roads to alot of places I go and so that helps add to the Fall feeling in the air......

Every year I HAVE to make these pumpkin cookies. My daughters insist on them, maybe because I have been making them since they were little. You could say that they are vintage! Actually it is a Libby's canned pumpkin recipe I found in a Woman's Day magazine in October 1983. So it IS a vintage recipe! They are fabulous, vintage or not, and now when I make them every year my granddaughter Cassidy helps me decorate them........they are especially good with peanut butter as frosting....YUM!

Pumpkin Cookies

4 cups unsifted flour
2 cups oats
2 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. salt
1 ½ cups butter or margarine, softened
2 cups firmly packed brown sugar
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla
16 oz. can pumpkin
1 cup chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350. Combine flour, oats, soda, cinnamon and salt; set aside. Cream butter; gradually add sugars, beating until light and fluffy. Add egg and vanilla; mix well. Alternate additions of dry ingredients and pumpkin, mixing well after each addition. Stir in chocolate chips. Form round shapes on greased cookie pan and add more dough for stem. Bake for 20-25 minutes.

Frost with icing or peanut  butter. Decorate with chocolate chips, candy corn, raisins or nuts.

Makes alot!

Another fabulous recipe that I have been making since my girls were little, is this pumpkin bread. It is THE best pumpkin bread I've is the only recipe I've used for almost 30 years and usually anyone who tastes it, agrees and wants the recipe. My daughter Jena makes it every year to take to her grandmothers house on Thanksgiving (even though my mother-in-law has the recipe too!). It is always a treat because we only make it once a year.

Mom’s Fabulous Pumpkin Bread

3 cups sifted flour
2 cups sugar
½ tsp. salt
½ tsp. cinnamon
2 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. baking powder
¾ cup vegetable or canola oil
2 cups canned pumpkin
1 cup chocolate chips

In a large mixing bowl mix together dry ingredients. Add remaining ingredients and mix well. Bake at 350 for 1 hour in a bundt pan or 55 minutes in 2 loaf pans.

Enjoy these recipes. Can you leave me a comment to let me know how you like them, pretty please?


  1. They look so yummy! Love the decorated cookies.

  2. Oh Yumm!!! Thank you for sharing the recipes! I love pumpkin!

  3. Cookies for me please! Send them over!

  4. Great photos -- Pumpkin - yum!

  5. Yummy, yummy... in Germany we make pickled pumkins, just like sweet pickled cucumber....hmmmmmm

  6. This reminds me of the pumpkin cookies my Grandmother used to make. moist. She's no longer here to make them so maybe I will.
    Have a great day!

  7. We just brought in 40-something pumpkins from our garden, so I've been looking for recipes! Thanks for sharing!


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