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Pumpkin Orange Cookies

This cool season garden recipe combines citrus, orange and pumpkin for a fall flavor filled dessert.

Pumpkin Orange Cookies

Filled with the flavors of fall, these cookies can be made with pumpkin straight out of your garden. A citrusy, sweet orange glaze highlights the rich pumpkin taste.

Yield: About 4 dozen cookies and about 1 cup of glaze


  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 ¾ cups mashed cooked pumpkin
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange zest
  • ½ cup chopped nuts (optional)
  • Orange Glaze


  • Combine the flour, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl. Cream the butter, sugar and brown sugar in a large mixing bowl until light and fluffy. Add the egg, pumpkin, orange juice and orange zest and mix well. Add the flour mixture gradually. Stir in the nuts.
  • Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake at 375 degrees for 12 to 14 minutes or until the edges are set.
  • Remove to a wire rack to cool completely. Spread each cookie with ½ teaspoon Orange Glaze.

Orange Glaze


  • 1 ½ cups confectioners' sugar, sifted
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons orange juice
  • ½ teaspoon grated orange zest


  • Combine the confectioners' sugar, orange juice and orange zest in a bowl and mix until smooth.

Recipe adapted from Southern and Then Some, a cookbook of the Alabama Farmers Cooperative, Inc.

Pumpkin orange cookies!