Recipe: Pumpkin Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Makes 4-5 dozen.


1/4 cup butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup canned or cooked pumpkin
1/4 cup honey
2 eggs
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1/2 tsp. cloves
1 tsp. grated lemon peel
1-1/2 cups flour
3 cups oatmeal
1 cup raisins


Cream butter and brown sugar; then beat in eggs, pumpkin and honey. Gradually mix in flour, soda, salt, lemon peel and spices, then mix in raisins and oatmeal. Drop by spoonfuls on non-stick or oil-sprayed cookie sheets. Bake at 350° for 15-18 minutes.


You can make this recipe without the butter, but increase the pumpkin to 1-1/4 cups. Co-op staff thought that the butter version was superior.