Vino Cotto Soft & Chewy Cookies

Submitted by: Deena Conti Montillo
Variation of Libby's® Soft Pumpkin Cookies recipe, photo by Montillo Italian Foods

Difficulty: Easy - for beginners

Dietary guidance: v n 

Tags: dessert · cookies · pumpkin · cotto · vino ·


2½ cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder
1/8 tsp. ground cinnamon*
1/8 tsp. ground nutmeg*
½ tsp. salt
1½ cups granulated sugar
½ cup margarine (1 stick), softened
1 cup Libby’s® 100% Pure Pumpkin
3 oz. Vino Cotto di Montillo
1 large egg
1 tsp. vanilla extract

* For a cookie with more of a spiced flavor, increase cinnamon to 1 tsp. and nutmeg to ½ tsp.

Icing (optional)

2 cups sifted powdered sugar
1½ tablespoons Vino Cotto di Montillo
1½ tablespoons milk
1/8 tsp. cinnamon (optional)
1/8 tsp. nutmeg (optional)
1 tablespoon melted butter
1 tsp. vanilla extract


1. Preheat oven to 350°F (177°C). Using PAM No-Stick Cooking Spray, evenly coat baking sheets. Lightly wipe surface with napkin or paper towel.

2. Combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt in medium bowl.

3. Beat sugar and butter in large mixer bowl until well blended.

4. Add pumpkin, vino cotto, egg and vanilla. Beat well.

5. Gradually add flour mixture and beat until cookie batter is smooth.

6. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto prepared baking sheets, leaving a 1¼â€ space between each.

7. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until edges are golden brown.

8. Allow to cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes. Place cookies on wire racks to completely cool.

If icing is desired, combine all Icing ingredients shown above in a small bowl. Mix until smooth. If icing is too thick, add 1-2 teaspoons more of milk to desired consistency. Drizzle or spread evenly over cooled cookies.


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