Pumpkin Cranberry Cookies Recipe

Pumpkin Cranberry Cookies

Pumpkin and cranberry make a dynamic duo in this cake-like cookie.

35 min. prep time
48 cookies
151 Rating



1 cup sugar
1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1 cup mashed cooked pumpkin*
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups sweetened dried cranberries
3/4 cup chopped walnuts
1 tablespoon freshly grated orange zest


1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 to 2 tablespoons orange juice


Heat oven to 350°F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper or lightly grease; set aside.

Combine sugar and butter in bowl; beat at medium speed until creamy. Add pumpkin, egg and vanilla; continue beating until well mixed.

Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt in bowl. Add flour mixture to sugar mixture; beat at low speed until well mixed. Stir in cranberries, walnuts and orange zest.

Drop dough by teaspoonfuls onto prepared cookie sheets. Bake 11-13 minutes or until golden brown around edges. Cool 1 minute on cookie sheet; remove to  cooling rack. Cool completely.

Combine powdered sugar and enough orange juice in bowl for desired drizzling consistency. Drizzle glaze over cookies.


 *Substitute 1 cup canned pumpkin.

Recipe Tip

- For cranberry lovers, substitute 1 cup fresh cranberries, cut in half, for the sweetened dried cranberries.

- Leftover canned pumpkin can be used to flavor ice cream. To each cup of vanilla ice cream, add 1/3 cup canned pumpkin, 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon, a pinch of ginger and a pinch of cloves; stir to combine. Place in freezer container with tight fitting lid; store in freezer.

Nutrition Facts (1 cookie)

Calories: 100

Fat: 3.5g

Cholesterol: 10mg

Sodium: 85mg

Carbohydrates: 16g

Dietary Fiber: 1g

Protein: 1g

Recipe #14466©2009Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

This cookie is AWESOME!! Everybody loved them. I made some with and without the drizzle. They have been requested again this year by my kids and family.

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