Pumpkin Cookies are a Great Autumn Treat

Posted on November 25, 2010 by

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Looking for a great holiday treat this year? These delicious pumpkin cookies are sure to be a hit among children and adults of all ages.  Whether you’re making them for a party or just to share at home, you won’t be disappointed once you take a bite of this enjoyable dessert.

Ingredients needed for cookie batter:
3 cups shortening
3 cups sugar
3 cups canned pumpkin
3 eggs
6 cups of flour
3 tsp. baking soda
1½ tsp. salt
3 tbl. cinnamon

Ingredients needed for icing:
9 tbl. butter
12 tbl. 2% milk
1½ cups of brown sugar
3 tsp. vanilla extract
3 cups powdered sugar
½ tsp. almond extract
Walnuts (optional)

Directions:
1. Blend Crisco and sugar until completely mixed.
2. Add remaining cookie ingredients and blend well
3. Place on cookie sheet for 9 to 11 minutes at 350o F.
4. Blend ingredients for icing with mixer until icing is spreadable.  Add powdered sugar for consistency if icing is too liquid.
5. Spread icing on cookies, wait for them to cool, and enjoy! They will usually taste even better the second day.

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