Pumpkin Patch Cookies

Gooseberry Patch

The frosting on these cookies makes them super sweet and super yummy!

Yield: Makes 2 to 3 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract, divided
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 8-oz. pkg. cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • Garnish: orange sugar

Preparation

  1. Blend together shortening, sugar, pumpkin and egg; stir in one teaspoon vanilla. Combine remaining ingredients except cream cheese, butter and powdered sugar. Gradually beat flour mixture into pumpkin mixture. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto greased baking sheets. Bake at 350 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes; cool completely. Blend together cream cheese and butter; stir in remaining vanilla. Gradually add powdered sugar until fluffy. Spread cookies with frosting. Sprinkle with orange sugar.
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