Most people would say they do make the best pumpkin cookie. But truthfully there are a few rare establishments that make a killer pumpkin cookie.
Yet, when it comes to finding them when dining out, you have to know where to look. You can possibly find one in your local bakery, etc… (Here’s a tip: one of the best pumpkin cookies to be found when dining out, comes from City Bites, in Leadership Square in downtown,Oklahoma City. This pumpkin cookie is the most perfectly balanced in flavor. The cream cheese frosting that goes on, is well done also. What makes the frosting special though, is the littlest sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice, that goes on top, is what makes it yummy.)
On the other side, when it comes to the aspect of making pumpkin cookies, it is all in the preparation and quality of ingredients used. When it comes to a homemade pumpkin cookie, some of the best have been discovered to have been made with a cake or cookie mix base. In some cases fresh pumpkin is used, but if you are short on time & don’t have access to real pumpkin, canned pumpkin will do in a pinch. Adding the littlest bit of something like; dried cranberries, or in season nuts, can make it special for you and your guest.
So whether you choose to make or purchase & doctor it up, you can make any pumpkin cookie special.
Here is a pumpkin cookie recipe for those who are short on time:
Pumpkin Cake Mix Cookies
The things you can do with pumpkin are truly magical.
8th place in the 2006 state fair- Small cakes and cookies: class 14-creative mix cookies, use cake or cookie mix as base.
1 can of pumpkin- 15 oz
1 yellow cake mix
1 cup of water (add an extra 1/2 cup if needed)
3 cups of flour
2 cups of dried cranberries
Get your large mixing bowl out, and put on the counter. Next get out your yellow cake mix and open it, and put it into the bowl.
Then open your can of pumpkin and put that in your bowl, and then put in your 2 cups of dried cranberries.
Once you have done that, then add your 1-cup of water and mix thoroughly. If you need the extra ½ cup , put that in also.
After you have that mixed, then one cup at a time, add your flour, til you get a soft cookie dough consistency.
Once you have that done, then get out your cookie scoop, and scoop out your cookies onto a cookie sheet (that has been sprayed with non-stick cooking spray), and bake at 350 degrees for 12 minutes.
Upon taking out of the oven, take a toothpick and test the cookies, if the toothpick comes out clean, then they are ready, let finish cooling completely.
*These will come out a bit on the dense side, if they do adjust your time accordingly for where you are.