Thursday, November 17, 2011

Pumpkin Cookies

Yesterday, it was our small groups turn to bring treats for our Women's Bible Study at church and I thought these pumpkin cookies would be perfect for the season. (This is one Drew's favorite cookies.)



3 1/2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 1/2 teaspoons nutmeg
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1 cup shortening\
2 cups sugar
2 eggs
1 cup pumpkin puree

5 Tablespoons brown sugar
3 Tablespoons butter
5 Tablespoons milk
1 cup powdered sugar

In medium mixing bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and cloves. Set aside.

In a large bowl, beat shortening and sugar until creamy. Add eggs one at a time, beat well. Add pumpkin and mix.

Slowly add flour mixture, mixing until combined. Drop rounded teaspoons of dough on cookie sheets and bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes. Cool completely.

To make icing: In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine brown sugar, butter and milk and bring mixture to a boil. Remove from heat and cool completely, about an hour. Stir in powdered sugar until icing is desired consistency. Ice cookies. Store very lightly covered.

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