When my husband and I were dating, he introduced me to this, his favoritest cookie in the whole world. And my Mr. V, he is a COOKIE MONSTER. So saying it is his favorite is no small thing.
These cookies scream of Fall and I can’t wait to make my first batch soon.
makes about 3 dozen cookies
2 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup shortening or butter
1 cup sugar
1 cup pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling)
1 tsp vanilla
Sift the first five ingredients together (flour through salt).
In a separate bowl, cream sugar and shortening. Add pumpkin, egg, and vanilla. Beat well.
Add dry ingredients all at once and stir gently to form a smooth batter.
Drop by teaspoonful on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 10 to 12 minutes at 350.
3 T butter
1/4 cup milk
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 cup powdered sugar
3/4 tsp vanilla
Combine butter, milk, and brown sugar in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil slowly and let boil for two minutes, stirring constantly. Cool completely.
After cool, stir in powdered sugar and vanilla.
One and a half recipes of frosting will ice two recipes of the cookies.
(Ice the cookies once they are slightly cool. Don’t put away until icing is well set.)