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Cookies: In large bowl, beat shortening, sugar, egg and molasses.
Whisk together all dry ingredients except oatmeal. Add to wet mixture and beat until well blended.
Add zucchini and oatmeal and mix until evenly incorporated.
Cover and chill about an hour. Drop by tablespoons or roll into 1-inch balls.
Place on parchment lined cookie sheets about an inch or so apart.
Bake in a preheated 400 degree oven 8-10 minutes or 350 degree oven 10-12 minutes. Do not over bake! Cook on wire racks.
Frosting: Cream butter. Add remaining ingredients and beat until smooth. Adding milk and/or powdered sugar to reach desired spreading consistency.
When cookies are completely cool you may frost and for an added touch, sprinkle frosting with cinnamon or nutmeg.