Sweet Pumpkin Cookies

Organic pumpkin

Cookies?!? You never told me I could make cookies out of pumpkin! I gotta try this!

1 cup butter, at room temperature
1 cup sugar
1 cup pumpkin puree
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 cups Nash’s white flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup chopped peanuts
1 cup raisins
1/2 cup chocolate chips (optional)

Preheat oven to 375. In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter and sugar. Add the pumpkin, egg and vanilla and mix until well blended. Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, allspice and salt, and add to the mixing bowl. Stir well to form a soft batter. Stir in the chopped nuts, raisins, and chocolate chips.

Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto a large, baking sheet (or two smaller ones), allowing space for the cookies to spread as they bake. Bake for 10-15 minutes, until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean and the cookies begin to brown slightly on the bottom. Transfer to a cooling rack or plate. Enjoy!