Classic fall recipe favorites: Pumpkin spice cookies & pumpkin nut bread (1982)

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Classic fall recipe favorites Pumpkin spice cookies pumpkin nut bread (1982)
Looking for some deliciously sweet fall snacks? Try these two classic recipes: some amazing pumpkin spice cookies with lemon icing, and the traditional seasonal favorite, Libby’s pumpkin nut bread!
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Libby’s pumpkin makes them delightful. Libby’s gift trays make them beautiful.

Classic fall recipe favorites - Pumpkin spice cookies - pumpkin nut bread (1982)

Libby’s pumpkin nut bread recipe


2 cups flour, sifted
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. soda
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1 cup canned pumpkin
1 cup sugar
1/2 c. milk
2 eggs
1/4 c. soft butter
1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Sift together first 6 ingredients. Combine pumpkin, sugar, milk and eggs in mixing bowl and beat. Add dry ingredients and soft butter. Beat until well-mixed then add nuts. Bake in well-greased loaf pan for 65 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes. Remove from pan.

Makes 1 loaf

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Libby’s pumpkin spice cookies with lemon icing


1/2 cup shortening
2 eggs, beaten
1 cup Libby’s pumpkin
2 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. salt
1 cup nuts, chopped
1 cup sugar
2 tsp. baking powder
2 cups flour, sifted
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1/4 tsp. ginger


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Cream shortening; gradually beat in sugar. Add eggs and pumpkin, mix well. Sift flour, baking powder, salt and spices together. Add to pumpkin mixture and mix. Add nuts. Drop by heaping teaspoon onto greased cookie sheet. Bake for about 15 minutes (until firm to touch). Remove from baking sheets. Cool.

Makes 4 dozen cookies

Lemon icing recipe (for the pumpkin spice cookies)

2 cups confectioners sugar
1 tbsp. lemon juice
1 tbsp. grated lemon rind
Cream or milk

Combine confectioners sugar with lemon juice and lemon rind. Add just enough cream or milk to make icing spreadable.

Classic fall recipe favorites Pumpkin spice cookies pumpkin nut bread (1982)

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