Pumpkin cookies

I love fall! The baking part, not so much the 35 degree mornings and dreading the impending winter. Right now, I am watching game 2, Yankees-Twins ALDS. My husband is at the game with a friend. I could never make it through a night MLB playoff game. I would be too cold!!! I am also watching the Sabres home opener, which is pretty cool. They are celebrating their 50th season and tonight is captains night, so many captains throughout the team’s history are there. I have made these pumpkin cookies, so the the house smells amazing, gracie is resting/sleeping on her bed,

and I am watching 2 of my 3 favorite teams play, so all is well. These cookies are part of the popular swig cookies,which I believe originated in Utah.

Cookie ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter,softened
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbs water
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/8 tsp baking soda
  • 1/8 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/4 cup canned pumpkin (not the pie filling)


Cream butter, oil, powdered sugar and sugar. Add egg, pumpkin and water. Fold in dry ingredients. Scoop 2 tbs of dough and roll into mounds. Chill a few hours. Preheat oven to 350. Bake 9 to 11 minutes. Cool.

Frost with your favorite vanilla or cream cheese frosting. (I colored mine orange)

Store in covered containee.


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