Frosted Pumpkin Spice Cookies

Amy Shannon

By
@AmyT123

These are one of my husband's favorite cookies. You may think "fall" because of the pumpkin, but these are great any time of the year. I've been making them for over 20 years & my recipe card is tattered & dirty. So happy that I can post it here for everyone to enjoy and it will be easier for me to keep up with, too!


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Serves:
Makes approx. 4 dozen
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
15 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

1/2 c
shortening
1 c
sugar
2
eggs, beaten
1 c
solid pack pumpkin
2 c
sifted flour
1 tsp
baking powder
1 tsp
salt
2 1/2 tsp
cinnamon
1/2 tsp
nutmeg
1/4 tsp
ginger
1 c
raisins
1 c
chopped nuts (optional)

FROSTING

2 c
confectioners sugar
1 Tbsp
lemon juice (or 1/2 teaspoon lemon extract)
just enough milk for spreading consistency

Step-By-Step

1Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2Cream shortening; gradually beat in sugar. Add eggs and pumpkin; mix well.

3Sift flour, baking powder, salt, & spices together. Add to pumpkin mixture; mix well. Add raisins and nuts.

4Drop by heaping teaspoonfuls onto greased baking sheets. Bake about 15 minutes or until firm to the touch. Remove cookies, cool, and frost. (I like to make the frosting more the consistency of a glaze. To do so just add enough water or milk to thin the frosting).

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Cookies
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American