Heat oven to 375º F. Grease cookie sheet with shortening or spray with cooking spray.
Mix butter and sugars in large bowl with spoon. Beat in eggs. Stir in pumpkin. Stir in remaining ingredients except raisins or chocolate chips. Fold in raisins or chocolate chips after everything else is mixed.
Drop dough by tablespoonfuls about 2 inches apart onto cookie sheet. If making chocolate chip cookies, add several chocolate chips on top of each cookie and lightly press in.
Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until set and golden. Cool 1 to 2 minutes; remove from cookie sheet to wire rack.
Keywords: Chocolate Chips, Cookies, Desserts, Dried Fruit, Pumpkin, Raisins