Pumpkin Raisinets Cookies

Level: Easy
Prep Time: 20 min
Cook Time: 15 min
Cooling Time: 15 min
Yields: 5 dozen cookies

Description

Pumpkin Raisinets Cookies offer the moistness of pumpkin pie with the chocolatey sweetness of chocolate-covered raisins. Try these for a Halloween party or a children's dessert at Thanksgiving.

Ingredients

  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 can (15 ounces) LIBBY'S® 100% Pure Pumpkin
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups (12.5 ounces) NESTLÉ RAISINETS Milk Chocolate-Covered Raisins
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • Vanilla Glaze (recipe follows)

Directions

PREHEAT oven to 375° F. Grease baking sheets.

COMBINE flour, pumpkin pie spice, baking powder, baking soda and salt in medium bowl. Beat butter and sugar in large mixer bowl until creamy. Beat in pumpkin, eggs and vanilla extract. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in Raisinets and nuts. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto prepared baking sheets.

BAKE for 15 to 20 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely. Drizzle or spread with Vanilla Glaze.

FOR VANILLA GLAZE:
COMBINE
1 cup powdered sugar, 1 to 1 1/2 tablespoons milk and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract in small bowl; mix well.

great!

by c. cathy , Heidelberg, PA on Sep. 2008

What a great idea. I love raisins in my pumpkin cookies, I can't believe I didn't think of this myself.

Yummy

by O. OLAINA , Santa Rosa, CA on Aug. 2008

The taste of chocolate with the pumpkin is a treat and suprise to all.

Pumpkin raisinet cookies

by B. Barbara , STAFFORD SPRINGS, CT on Feb. 2006

I made these cookies at Christmas time to include in my cooky tray gifts. The flavor is great! The cookies however, were a little soft. I prefer a crisp type of cooky for the trays.

Super Yummy!!!

by E. Erin , Bristol, CT on Dec. 2005

I baked these the first time as the recipe states, very moist and tasty. The second time I made them with plain raisins for my husband who does not like chocolate. Even good without the chocolate. Different cookie for the holiday besides the "staples"!

Very unique cookie!!

by T. TALIA , TOMS RIVER, NJ on Oct. 2005

I loved this cookie. The raisinets are so yummy in them. I used pecans in them also. I also added more spice and 1 tbsp. molasses and 1 tbsp. of honey. These are very cakelike, I like the cakey texture. Do not skip the icing it makes the cookie!!

Yuuum!

by T. Tina , OLYMPIA, WA on Oct. 2005

These cookies are the BEST! They are unique in taste and everyone loves them! Perfect for the holidays!

Every Bite is Unique!

by a. alyse , ann arbor, MI on Sep. 2005

What an amazing blend of flavors and spices! Chocolate, raisins, nuts, pumpkin, cinnamon, etc. You've got to try these; they're moist, cake-like and each bite is a burst of a different flavor sensation!

MOIST is the word

by s. susan , Belleville IL on Mar. 2005

These cookies were great. Very moist (even after sitting out all night while the icing dried). I added twice the amount of pumpkin pie spice, yet it was not too spicy (for us at least). This recipe makes a lot of cookies if make them a bit smaller then specified.

A Bite Of Pumpkin Pie In An Easy To Carry Shape

by s. susan , Belleville IL on Mar. 2005

These were great, moist and soft. I made one change to my version - I added twice the amount of pumpkin pie spice. Everyone just raved about them, even after they found out they had pumpkin in them.

Holiday Dreams

by A. Ann , Watertown, MA on Mar. 2005

These cookies are SO good and remind me of happy holidays because of the delicious ingredients such as the pumpkin but are really good any time of year! All I can say is "Yum!"