Monday, November 10, 2008

Pumpkin Cookies

These are so easy and delicious. They would be a perfect cookie to take to a cookie swap.

Pumpkin cookies yield 6 dozen
1 cup butter
1 1/3 cups packed light brown sugar
1 egg
1 cup canned real pumpkin(not pie filling type with spices)
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp grated orange peel
2 1/2 cup flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp ground allspice
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1 cup chopped raisins
1 cup chopped pecans

Cream butter and sugar. Add egg, pumpkin, vanilla, and orange peel and beat until fluffy. Combine dry ingredients and add to batter in three parts. Stir in raisins and nuts. Drop by teaspoonfuls about two inches apart on a lightly greased cookie sheet. Bake at 375 degrees for 10 minutes, cool, then frost.

1/2 cup butter
1 30z package of cream cheese
1/2 tsp vanilla
2 cups confectioners sugar
1/8 tsp salt
2 tsp milk
Cream butter, cream cheese and sugar. Add vanilla and salt, and milk and beat well. Frost cool cookies.

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