What is a recipe for easy pumpkin cookies?


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An easy pumpkin cookie recipe consists of combining canned pumpkin, yellow cake mix, butter and some spices. Drop the cookie dough onto cookie sheets, and bake in a 375 degree oven for 10 to 13 minutes. After the cookies cool, they are frosted with a prepared vanilla icing.

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What is a recipe for easy pumpkin cookies?
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Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. For dark pans or pans with a nonstick coating, preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Lightly spray cookie sheets with a cooking spray.

In a medium-sized bowl, combine 1 box of yellow cake mix, 1 cup of canned pumpkin, 2 teaspoons of pumpkin pie spice, and 1/4 cup of butter. Mix well, and add in 1/2 cup of raisins, if desired. Drop the dough by large tablespoons-full onto the cookie sheet, 2 inches apart. Bake for 10 to 13 minutes or until set and golden brown. Remove from the oven, and allow to cool on the cookie sheet for five minutes. Transfer the cookies to a wire rack, and allow them to cool completely.

To create vanilla frosting, combine 3 cups of powdered sugar, 1/3 cup of butter, 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla and 1 tablespoon of milk. If the frosting is too thick, add in an additional tablespoon of milk. Frost each cookie generously with frosting before serving.

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