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Perfect for: Autumn parties, holiday gatherings, school treats.
Make and take: Cool completely, then pack in an air-tight container.
Made famous by: Diane Cavaliere of Roswell, who says she got the recipe about 20 years ago from her mother-in-law. "The cookies, when done, are like minicakes, " she said.
Cavaliere has adapted the recipe to include golden raisins. You could also stir in a cup of chopped pecans or walnuts.
Each cookie is like a little spice cake. Served with something hot to drink, they're the perfect snack for an autumn afternoon.
Hands on time: 25 minutes Total time: 55 minutes Serves: 36
1/2 cup butter or margarine, room temperature
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon maple flavoring or vanilla extract
1 cup canned pumpkin
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon allspice
1 cup golden raisins
Drop the batter by rounded tablespoons about 2 inches apart onto a lightly greased or nonstick cookie sheet. Bake about 12 minutes, until just lightly browned on top. Transfer to wire racks to cool.