Friday, October 09, 2009

Best EVER Pumpkin Cookies

Just finished icing (and taste testing) my favourite cookies, and thought I'd share the recipe here. It's the recipe I get asked for most often, and I can take no credit for it. It came to me from a friend in grad school. She got it from a woman I think was a friend of her mother's. So without further ado, here is the recipe for what I (and many others) think are the best pumpkin cookies ever.

Makes about 3 dozen

1 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
1 cup pumpkin
1 egg
Cream together & add 1 teaspoon vanilla. Mix.

Add in 2 cups flour, 1 teaspoon baking powder, 1 teaspoon baking soda, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon salt

Drop onto ungreased cookie sheet and bake @ 350 degrees for 10 minutes.

3 Tablespoons butter
4 Tablespoons milk
1/2 cup brown sugar
Mix & boil for 2 minutes, stirring constantly
Let cool slightly, then add 1 cup icing sugar & 3/4 teaspoon vanilla.

Beat well, and frost cookies.


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