Iced Pumpkin Cookies

3 reviews, 4.3 star(s). 67% would make again

Ready in 2 hours

I owned and operated a bakery for many years. This was by far the most popular cookie all year around. The cake like texture and icing just melts in your mouth.


1 cup Shortening
1 cup Pumpkin, canned
1 cup Sugar
2 whole Eggs
2 1/2 cup Flour
2 teaspoon Baking Powder
2 teaspoon Baking soda
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon Pumpkin pie spice
1/2 cup Butter; melted
4 cups Powdered sugar
2 tablespoon milk

Original recipe makes 30



Measure flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and spices in a bowl and set aside.

Cream together shortening and sugar. Add eggs one at a time mixing well between additions. Add canned pumpkin and mix well.

Slowly add dry ingredients and mix until blended.

Chill dough for at least one hour. Scoop or drop by the tablespoon on a parchment lined baking sheet,.

Bake at 325 for 10-12 minutes. Cookies should be just slightly firm when touched.


Stir powdered sugar and melted butter together. Add vanilla and mix well. Slowly add enough milk to make a smooth anc creamy textured icing.

When cookies are slightly cooled, spread the icing on them with a small spatula or knife.

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Delicious! Everyone loved 'em! They are like moist little cakes, so yummy!
kdanielle1989 2y ago

Hade to bake 15min. They turned out to soft. Tasted good. Tastes more like bread than a cookie. The iceing was AWESOME!!!!!!! I will make the iceing again
Cheetacheese 6y ago

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bakersman 8y ago

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