Frosted Pumpkin Cookies

Frosted Pumpkin Cookies

"These family favorites taste so good, it's hard to eat just one! They freeze and travel well, especially if you let the icing completely dry, then layer the cookies between sheets of waxed paper."
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40 m servings
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  1. In a mixing bowl, cream shortening and brown sugar. Add pumpkin; mix well. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt; gradually add to pumpkin mixture. Stir in pecans and dates. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls 2 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 375 degrees F for 13-15 minutes or until firm.
  2. Meanwhile, for frosting, combine the butter, brown sugar and milk in a saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly; boil for 3 minutes. Remove from the heat; stir in maple flavoring and vanilla. Cool slightly; beat in enough confectioners' sugar to achieve spreading consistency. Remove cookies to wire racks; frost while warm.

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These cookies are deadly. I used more spices than the recipe called for. I put in cinnamon, ginger, ground clove, allspice,nutmeg, vanilla. I made them large using a tablespoon to measure them o...

Most helpful critical review

These were "O.K." and I think I will try them again, but I will add either more lemon or some lemon flavoring to kick up the flavor a bit.

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These cookies are deadly. I used more spices than the recipe called for. I put in cinnamon, ginger, ground clove, allspice,nutmeg, vanilla. I made them large using a tablespoon to measure them o...

What a great recipe, although I do admit to making quite a few changes in the interest of health. First I used 2 c of almond meal and 2 c of whole wheat flour - heart healthy shortening and hea...

Delicious cookie. I use pumpkin pie spice instead of just cinnamon--I think they'd be too bland without it. The icing is great. It's something I'll be able to use with other items. Great flav...

These were great! I followed the recipe exactly. Yes, the cookie is plain, but by design. (I also think if you leave the dates and pecans out you are not getting the full effect!) If they ha...

The icing is amazing on these cookies. So favorful! The cookie itself was not so favorful. I think it needed more pumpkin flavor.

The cookies are just okay; quite cakey and a bit bland. I am thrilled about the frosting, though (hence the ***** rating,) and as I have some extra, am going to make butter cookies to use the ...

These are awesome! So soft and chewy.

Well, I have to agree with the majority here - the frosting is spectacular! The cookies turned out okay, but not really flavourful enough for me (and I did increase the spiciness by adding more ...

Not the most beautiful cookie, but the flavor makes up for it!

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