Pumpkin walnut cookies

    25 min

    These soft pumpkin and walnut cookies are delicious snacks and easy to make.

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    Serves: 24 

    • 55g margarine
    • 180ml vegetable oil
    • 200g caster sugar
    • 1 egg, beaten
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 250g pumpkin puree
    • 375g plain flour
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 100g walnuts

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:25min 

    1. Preheat the oven to 350 F (175 degrees C).
    2. Cream together the margarine, vegetable oil and sugar.
    3. Beat together the egg, vanilla and pumpkin.
    4. Sift together the flour, baking powder, bicarb, salt and cinnamon; combine with pumpkin mixture and stir in walnuts.
    5. Drop onto ungreased baking trays and bake for 10 to 12 minutes. Be careful not to overbake.

    Pumpkin puree...

    You can find tinned 100% pumpkin puree at Waitrose, via Ocado or in specialty shops. You can also make your own with this recipe.

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    This recipe sounded real good on paper. Once I started mixing the ingredients together, I became a little skepitcal but once I baked them and tried them, oh my gosh!!! They instantly became one of my favorite cookies! I did tweak it just a little. I used 1 teaspoon of cinnimon instead of /1/2 teaspoon and I used about a cup and a half of pumpkin instead of a single cup. I liked how they turned out. Another thing, use just a teaspoon full of mixture on the cookie sheet to ensure the cookies are fully done at the 12 minutes and I liked how they tasted when they were just outta the oven versus letting them sit a while then eating them. I haven't yet tried how they are when re-heated. Hope everyone enjoys them as much as I did.  -  25 Oct 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Myself and my best friend were given as assignment from our Food Technology teacher to research one seasonal holiday from a country apart from our own. Not knowing anything about American Holidays, we choose Thanksgiving. Part of the assignment was to cook something that was typically eaten on the holiday. After searching for days for a recipe that seemed reasonable, we came across this one. Being from Australia, we took one look at the ingredients and my friend and i both thought the exact same thing : "Man Americans are weird..! Putting Pumkin in cookies..whats next!!?" But curiosity and desperation got the better of us, and we eventually made the cookies. They turned out beautifully, and our teacher even took some home with her! They're very easy to make and taste great!  -  13 Jan 2003  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Made these for thanksgiving and they were well received. I made a few changes just because I can't help myself from messing with recipes even if I've never tried them: I used butter instead of margine and 1/2 cup of brown sugar, 1/2 cup of white and pecans instead of walnuts and sprinkled confectioners sugar on top.  -  25 Nov 2004  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)