Bear N Mom Recipes - Pumpkin Cookies
This recipe was originally one of my neighbor's who shared it with me. These cookies have a cake consistency and the icing determines the flavor that you get from them. They are very similar to the ones that I gave out for Halloween that I purchased individually wrapped from the Apple Cookie and Chocolate Company. Since I purchased them and the packages were sealed, it was perfectly safe to give these away for Halloween.
Pumpkin cookies are quick and easy to make. They lend a spicy taste to your cookie tray. Children love them whether you serve them plain or with icing. You can make the icing fun by adding orange food coloring or adding orange flavoring and bits of orange zest to the icing.
3/4 cup margarine or butter at room temp
1 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup pumpkin filling
2-1/4 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1-1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon clove
1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
How To Mix and Bake
Cream together shortening and both sugars.
Add egg then pumpkin and blend.
Mix in dry ingredients including spices.
Finally mix in the nuts.
Drop by teaspoonful on ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake in 375° oven about 10-12 minutes or until brown on bottom.
May be eaten iced or plain.
2 cups confectioners sugar
1 tablespoon butter room temp.
orange flavoring and food coloring (optional)
Cream confectioners sugar and butter.
Add flavoring and food coloring and blend until creamy texture.
Spread over cooled cookies.
Adding maple flavoring gives this cookie a totally different flavor and appeal to those who crave spice in their cookies. The original icing was vanilla but I like to play with this recipe to bring out different tastes.