Pumpkin Cookies with Penuche Frosting

Pumpkin Cookies with Penuche Frosting A soft cookie with a candy frosting.

Ingredients

Original recipe yields 48 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

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Time Details

    PREP : 15 mins

    COOK : 12 mins

    TOTAL : 18 mins

    SERVING : 48

    YIELD : 4 dozen

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets.

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  • In a large bowl, cream together shortening, 1/2 cup brown sugar, and white sugar. Mix in pumpkin, egg, and vanilla. Sift together flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt; mix into the creamed mixture. Stir in walnuts. Drop dough by heaping spoonfuls onto the prepared baking sheets.

  • Bake for 10 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven. Cool on wire racks.

  • In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine the 3 tablespoons butter and 1/2 cup brown sugar. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1 minute, or until slightly thickened. Cool slightly, then stir in the milk, and beat until smooth. Gradually stir in 2 cups confectioners’ sugar until frosting has reached desired consistency. Spread on cooled cookies.

Per Serving: 128 calories; protein 1.2g; carbohydrates 16.4g; fat 6.8g; cholesterol 5.9mg; sodium 81.5mg.