Friday, September 18, 2009

Pumpkin Cookies

These cookies taste like pumpkin bread with frosting. I love the taste of Fall!

1 1/2 cups brown sugar packed
1/2 cup shortening
2 eggs
1 3/4 cups canned pumpkin (I like libby's)
2 3/4 cups flour
1 Tbsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 ts ginger

Heat oven to 400F. Mix sugar, shortening, eggs and pumpkin thoroughly. Measure flour by sifting. Blend dry ingredients, add to pumpkin mixture, stirring until well blended. Drop batter by teaspoonfuls on ungreased baking sheet. Bake 12-15 minutes or until lightly browned.
Ice cookies with butter icing (recipe below)

Butter Icing

2 1/2 Tbsp soft butter
1 1/2 cups sifted powder sugar
1 1/2 tsp heavey whipping cream
3/4 tsp vanilla

Blend butter and sugar together. Stir in cream and vanilla until smooth (add water to make it thinner if needed)

Mkae about 4 doz.

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