Well, the time is here and I've made my first batch of these yummy treats and I'm poised to make another batch this weekend.
Lemme share this easy, tasty, one-batch-makes-a-boat-load-of-cookies recipe.
The cast of characters
M.I.A. was the nutmeg...I didn't realize I was out of it.
The first step is to combine the shortening with the sugar. I like using these pre-measured blocks, I don't cook with shortening very often and it goes rancid before I use all of it.
Add the eggs and pumpkin.
Mix well and add the vanilla.
In a separate bowl, sift and combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and the forgotten nutmeg.
Add the dry ingredients to the pumpkin mixture.
I highly recommend using a wooden spoon for this. I had flour all over the place when I started with the mixer...sheesh!
Scoop the dough onto a greased cookie sheet; these cookies don't spread so you can put them fairly close together.
Bake. Cool. Prepare the frosting.
For the frosting you'll need cream cheese, butter or margarine, vanilla, and powdered sugar.
Cream all the ingredients.
Remember I told you this recipe made a boat load of cookies? Have a look.
Frost the cookies when completely cooled.
Hope you give these a try, you won't be disappointed.
Here's the recipe