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In honor of my husband’s birthday today, I thought I would repost this wonderful cookie recipe. It makes perfect, soft, cakey cookies with lovely vanilla frosting. Mr. V always wants these instead of birthday cake!
When my husband and I were dating, he introduced me to this, his favoritest cookie in the whole world. And my Mr. V, he is a COOKIE MONSTER. So saying it is his favorite is no small thing.
These cookies scream of Fall and I can’t wait to make my first batch soon.
- 2 c. flour
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1 c. shortening or butter
- 1 c. sugar
- 1 c. pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling)
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 3 T butter
- 1/4 c. milk
- 1/2 c. brown sugar
- 1 c. powdered sugar
- 3/4 tsp. vanilla
Sift the first five ingredients together (flour through salt).
In a separate bowl, cream sugar and shortening. Add pumpkin, egg, and vanilla. Beat well.
Add dry ingredients all at once and stir gently to form a smooth batter.
Drop by teaspoonful on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 10 to 12 minutes at 350.
Combine butter, milk, and brown sugar in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil slowly and let boil for two minutes, stirring constantly. Cool completely.
After cool, stir in powdered sugar and vanilla.
One and a half recipes of frosting will ice two recipes of the cookies.
(Ice the cookies once they are slightly cool. Don’t put away until icing is well set.)
Family Recipe Friday posts:
Yellow Squash Casserole at Frugal Antics of a Harried Homemaker
Smoky BBQ Brisket at Cozy Kitchen by the Sea
Creamy Cabbage at The MawMaw
Recipe submitted to Share Your Life at Kelly’s Korner, What Did You Bake Today?, and It’s a Blog Party.
Originally published September 17, 2009.