Servings:

4 dozen

Prep time:

30 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups flour, sifted
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup shortening (or 1/2 cup butter)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin (non-spiced)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup nuts, chopped
  • 1/2 cup dates (optional)

Frosting Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 4 tablespoons milk
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions:

Cookies: Mix first five dry ingredients. Cream 1 cup sugar and shortening, add egg and pumpkin. Blend in flour mixture; add 1 teaspoon vanilla, nuts and dates. Drop from teaspoon on cookie sheet and bake. Cool.

Frosting: Boil brown sugar, butter and milk for two minutes. Pour into powdered sugar and add 3/4 teaspoon vanilla. Stir to spreading consistency. Frost cookies.

Baking temperature:

350 degrees

Baking time:

10-12 minutes