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Halloween Spiced & Iced Pumpkin Cookies

No recipe image available.This is a great iced pumpkin spice cookie to share at Halloween...and all year-round.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 cup vegetable shortening
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1-1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 large egg
1 cup canned pumpkin
2 cups all-purpose flour

Brown Sugar Glaze:
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
3 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon milk

Cooking Directions:

  1. For Cookies: In a medium mixing bowl, beat shortening with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds.
  2. Add the granulated sugar, brown sugar, pumpkin pie spice, baking powder, and baking soda. Beat until combined, scraping sides of bowl.
  3. Beat in the egg and pumpkin. Beat in as much of the flour as you can with the mixer. Stir in remaining flour.
  4. Drop dough by a rounded teaspoon 2 inches apart onto an ungreased cookie sheet.
  5. Bake cookies in a 375°F (190°C) oven for 8 to 10 minutes or until tops seem firm.
  6. Transfer cookies to a wire rack; cool.
  7. Spread cooled cookies with Brown Sugar Glaze.
  8. For Brown Sugar Glaze: In a small saucepan combine brown sugar, butter and milk. Heat and stir until butter melts.
  9. Remove saucepan from heat. Stir in 1 cup sifted powdered sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla.

Makes 42 cookies.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1 cookie): 109 calories, 6 g total fat (2 g saturated fat), 7 mg cholesterol, 24 mg sodium, 14 g carbohydrate, 0 g fiber, 1 g protein.

Recipe provided by Better Homes and Gardens - a member of the Home and Family Network for the best of cooking, gardening, decorating and more. © 2003 Meredith Corporation. All Rights Reserved.