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Frosted Pumpkin Cookies Recipe

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This recipe for Frosted Pumpkin Cookies, by , is from The Bielawski Family Cookbook Project, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Julie Bielawski
Added: Sunday, November 9, 2008


1 c. shortening
1 c. sugar
1 1/2 c. canned pumpkin
1 egg
2 c. flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. salt
1 c. butterscotch bits
1 c. golden raisins

6 T. butter
8 tsp. milk
1 c. brown sugar (firmly packed)
2 c. confectioners sugar
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Cream shortening and sugar. Add pumpkin and egg. Combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Mix flour mixture into the creamed mixture. Stir in butterscotch bits and raisins. Spoon onto ungreased cookie sheets (about a large tablespoon size) and bake 10 - 12 minutes. Makes 4-5 dozen.

For frosting: Combine butter, milk and brown sugar in a saucepan and cook until sugar is dissolved, stirring constantly. Cool slightly, stir in confectioners sugar and vanilla. Frost cookies while they're hot.




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