I made these pumpkin cookies this afternoon. They’re okay but not great. I used canned pumpkin and I think the recipe was probably designed for cooked fresh pumpkin with a much thicker consistency than canned, even though it says you can use canned. I followed the recipe and the “dough” was actually closer to the consistency of a cake batter so I added flour a little at a time trying to get it stiff enough and ended up adding another whole cup and it still wasn’t as stiff as the drop cookie dough I’m used to making.
I was afraid of adding too much flour so I went ahead and made the cookies using the still-not-stiff-enough dough. They didn’t spread out as much as I thought they would. They came out little cookie mounds so maybe they would have been okay without adding any extra flour. Anyway, they’re okay, just not as good as I’m used to making.
Almost anything made with pumpkin can also be made with sweet potatoes so I’m thinking about trying that sometime.