Jumbo Jack-o'-Lantern Cookies Recipe

4.5 1 2
Jumbo Jack-o'-Lantern Cookies Recipe
Jumbo Jack-o'-Lantern Cookies Recipe photo by Taste of Home
Publisher Photo

Jumbo Jack-o'-Lantern Cookies Recipe

Read Reviews
4.5 1 2
Publisher Photo
Every Halloween, I'd have a batch of these cookies waiting for my kids when they came home from school so they could decorate their own. Eventually, they started bringing friends home to join in the fun.
MAKES:
18 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 25 min. Bake: 15 min./batch + cooling
MAKES:
18 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 25 min. Bake: 15 min./batch + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • Orange and green decorating icing or vanilla frosting and orange and green gel food coloring

Directions

In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugars; add the egg and vanilla. Combine the flour, oats, baking soda, cinnamon and salt; add to the creamed mixture alternately with pumpkin. Stir in chocolate chips.
Drop by 1/4 cupfuls onto ungreased baking sheets. Spread into 3-1/2-in. pumpkin shapes. Drop 1/2 teaspoon of dough at the top of each for stem.
Bake at 350° for 15-18 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Cool for 1 minute before removing to wire racks to cool completely. Create jack-o'-lantern faces on cookies with decorating icing or tinted frosting. Yield: 1-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Jumbo Jack-o'-Lantern Cookies in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2003, p241

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 300 calories, 14g fat (8g saturated fat), 39mg cholesterol, 249mg sodium, 44g carbohydrate (29g sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein.

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • Orange and green decorating icing or vanilla frosting and orange and green gel food coloring
  1. In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugars; add the egg and vanilla. Combine the flour, oats, baking soda, cinnamon and salt; add to the creamed mixture alternately with pumpkin. Stir in chocolate chips.
  2. Drop by 1/4 cupfuls onto ungreased baking sheets. Spread into 3-1/2-in. pumpkin shapes. Drop 1/2 teaspoon of dough at the top of each for stem.
  3. Bake at 350° for 15-18 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Cool for 1 minute before removing to wire racks to cool completely. Create jack-o'-lantern faces on cookies with decorating icing or tinted frosting. Yield: 1-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Jumbo Jack-o'-Lantern Cookies in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2003, p241

Select the Newsletters that interest you to subscribe

By entering my email and clicking the subscribe button below, I am opting to receive the newsletters I have selected.

Please enter a valid email

You Are successfully subscribed

ERROR! Please try Again

Reviews forJumbo Jack-o'-Lantern Cookies

My Review
Click stars to rate
Loading Image
Any changes to your rating or review will appear where you originally posted your review
Sort By :

Average Rating
MY REVIEW
Queenlalisa User ID: 15400 154476
Reviewed Oct. 3, 2013

"Very tasty. Love the oatmeal!"

Loading Image