I discovered this recipe just in time for my 1st Annual Cookie Exchange last year. Since then, it has been my favorite cookie.
2 c flour
1 & 1/3 c quick or old-fashion oats
1 t baking soda
1 t cinnamon
1/2 t salt (I usually omit)
1 c (2 sticks) butter/margarine, softened (I like to get the no salt kind)
1 c granulated sugar
1 c packed brown sugar
1 c pure pumpkin (not pumpkin pie mix just pumpkin)
1 large egg
1 t vanilla
3/4 c chopped walnuts
3/4 c raisins
Preheat oven to 350. Grease baking sheets.
Combine flour, oats, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt in medium bowl. Beat butter, granulated sugar and brown sugar in large mixer bowl until light and fluffy. Add pumpkin, egg and vanilla; mix well. Add flour mixture; mix well. Stir in walnuts and raisins. Drop tablespoons of dough onto prepared baking sheet repeat with remaining dough.
Bake for 14 to 16 minutes or until cookies are firm and lightly browned. cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to comepletely.