Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner
Serves 6 to 8

With their pumpkin flavor and hint of cinnamon, these cookies are the ideal October treat.

How to Make It

Step 1

Beat sugar and shortening at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy. Add pumpkin, egg and vanilla in a small bowl; beating until blended; set aside.

Step 2

Combine flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon in a small bowl; gradually add to shortening mixture, beating well. Fold in chocolate chips.

Step 3

Drop by tablespoonfuls onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 15 to 20 minutes, to cool. Drizzle cookies with Brown Sugar Glaze.

Step 4

Makes 2 dozen.

Step 5

Brown sugar glaze:

Step 6

Combine brown sugar, butter and milk in a small saucepan. Bring mixture to a boil over medium heat; boil 2 minutes. Remove from heat. Add powdered sugar. Beat at medium speed with an electric mixer until mixture is smooth.

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