Pumpkin Cookies

Pumpkin Cookies

makes about 20 large cookies

2 cups all-purpose flour
1-1/3 cups quick or old fashioned oats, uncooked
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp. salt
1 dcup (2 sticks) butter or margarine – softened
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 cup granulated sugar
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 cup mashed pumpkin
3/4 cup chopped nuts – optional
3/4 cup raisins – optional

Combine flour, oats, baking soda, cinnamon and salt in a medium bowl.

Beat butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar in a large bowl until light and fluffy. Add egg, vanilla and pumpkin and mix well.

Add the flour mixture and mix well. Stir in nuts and/or raisins.

Drop 1/4 cup of dough onto a greased baking sheet, spread to 3″ across.

Bake in preheated 350* F. oven for 14-16 minutes or until cookies are firm and lightly browned. Let stand for 2 minutes, remove to wire rack to cook.

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