Pumpkin Raisin Spice Cookies with Rum Frosting

Thursday, December 16, 2010

So here's the deal, my son loves raisins, my husbands love chocolate chips so I split the dough into two bowl. Mix one with chips and one with raisins and nuts... so you choose, I love them both! Perfect to use up that fresh pumpkin canned or fresh its awesome~

1 cup unsalted butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup cooked, pureed pumpkin fresh or canned)
1 egg
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 cups unbleached all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ginger
pinch of cloves
1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
1 cup walnuts, coarsely chopped
1 cup raisins

2 cups sifted confectioners' sugar
1/4 cup butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 tablespoons vanilla or ( rum is optional that's what I use)


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cream butter and sugar until fluffy. Add pumpkin, egg and vanilla and mix well. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. Stir into butter mixture until well blended. Add nuts and raisins. Drop by teaspoonful onto parchment covered baking sheet, about 2 inches apart. Bake about 15 minutes, or until golden. Cool. Icing: Cream confectioners' sugar and butter. Add remaining ingredients and beat until smooth. (If icing is too thin, add more confectioners' sugar; if too thick, add rum.) Drizzle over cookies.

More recipes using pumpkin?  See links below:

Pumpkin Pistachio Biscotti
Pumpkin Whip Dip Recipe
Glazed Pumpkin Spiced Breakfast Scones
Pumpkin Spice  Rum Cookies
Pumpkin Mini Turnovers
Baked Mini Pumpkin Donuts
French Pumpkin Mini Muffin Puffs
 Italian Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
Pumpkin Smoothie
Pumpkin Cake Mix Cookies
Pumpkin Soup
Tex Mex Pumpkin Corn Muffins
Pumpkin  and Sausage Bow Tie Pasta
Pumpkin Rum Shortcake with Caramel
Pumpkin Drop Cookies
Pumpkin Bread Pudding
Crockpot Pumpkin Spiced Latte
Pumpkin Whoopie Pies
Amaretto Pumpkin Cheesecake
Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars
Roasted Pumpkin Puree
Savory Pumpkin Cheddar Scones
Pumpkin Pie
Easy Pumpkin Cheese Pie
Best Ever Pumpkin Spice Ice Cream
Pumpkin Fritters
Baked Pumpkin Pecan Donuts


  1. Oh, what we do to content the hearts and tummies of the ones we love ;o)

    This cookie is a major keeper for me...all those ingredients are yelling at me to try them! I'll even put both the chocolate and raisins together...love them both ;o)

    Have yourself a great day,

  2. wow fantastic!! very good for a gift to my friend.
    Good recipe Claudia

  3. Difficult decision! I'll take both!

  4. Who can choose?! One of each please.

  5. Great cookies, but the rum icing totally hooks me! I would definitly have to have both.

    Happy Holidays!

  6. YUM! These look good! And the rum frosting?! Yummy! I like raising AND chocolate chips...I think I'll use both!

  7. These sound excellent, loving the rum frosting idea, yum!

  8. Love it! It's like getting two cookies for the price of one. The bonus being if you like both - which I do!

  9. I'll put the chocolate and raisins together and call it a day. This a new holiday cookie for me and pumpkin spice always delivers. As do you.


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