Great Pumpkin Cookies

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/3 cups Quaker ® Oats (quick or old fashioned, uncooked)
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 pound butter or margarine, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 cup LIBBY'S ® 100% Pure Pumpkin
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup chopped walnuts
3/4 cup raisins
Decorating icings, semi-sweet chocolate chips, candies, raisins or nuts (optional)
  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Grease baking sheets.
  2. In medium bowl, combine flour, oats, baking soda, cinnamon and salt; mix well.
  3. In large bowl, beat butter and sugars with electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add pumpkin, egg and vanilla; mix well. Add flour mixture; mix well. Stir in nuts and raisins.
  4. Drop 1/4 cup dough onto prepared baking sheet; spread into 3-inch circle or oval. Repeat with remaining dough.
  5. Bake 14 to 16 minutes or until cookies are firm and lightly browned. Cool 2 minutes on baking sheets; remove to wire racks. Cool completely.
  6. Decorate as desired with icing, morsels, candies, raisins or nuts.

Makes 20 large cookies.

Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of The Quaker Oats Company.

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