This cookie recipe is the main reason we get invited to Halloween parties! The Mrs Fields Pumpkin Spice recipe is a favorite for Mr. Smith and all of our family and friends.
2 1⁄2 cups flour
1⁄2 teaspoon baking soda
1⁄4 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
1 cup dark brown sugar, packed (light is okay too)
1⁄2 cup white sugar
3⁄4 cup butter, softened
1 cup pumpkin (canned or freshly cooked)
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 cup raisins
1⁄2 cup walnuts, chopped
Preheat oven to 300°F.
Combine flour, soda, salt, and pumpkin pie spice in a medium bowl. Mix well with a wire whisk and set aside.
In a large bowl, blend sugars with an electric mixer. Add the butter and beat to form a grainy mixture. Then add egg, pumpkin and vanilla. Beat at medium speed until light and fluffy.
Add the flour mixture, raisins and walnuts. Blend at low speed until combined. DO NOT OVERMIX.
Drop by rounded teaspoons onto ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake about 20 minutes or until cookies are slightly brown around the edges.