Monday, October 3, 2011

mmmmm, mondays: frosted pumpkin cookies

it's october, and for me that means everything pumpkin. (pumpkin spice lattes are back at starbucks--yahoo!) in honor of this magical orange fruit (am i the only one who thought it was a veggie?!) we will be posting our favorite pumpkin recipes for mmmmm, mondays this month. we are kicking it off with my *favorite* frosted pumpkin cookies. they are cake-like and just delightful. enjoy!

frosted pumpkin cookies

cookie ingredients:
1 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
1 cup pumpkin
1 egg
2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp all spice
1 tsp ginger
1 cup raisins (optional)

frosting ingredients:
3 tbsp butter
4 tsp milk
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 cup powdered sugar
3/4 tsp vanilla

directions (cookies):
cream together shortening, sugar, and pumpkin.
then add in the egg, flour, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, raisins, all spice, and ginger.
drop from a spoon to cookie sheet.
bake at 375 for 10-15 minutes.
makes about 4 dozen.

directions (frosting):
cook milk, butter, and brown sugar until dissolved.
cool and add powdered sugar and vanilla.
spread on warm cookies.

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