Soft Ginger-Pumpkin Cookies with Browned Butter Frosting

Soft Ginger-Pumpkin Cookies with Browned Butter Frosting

5 reviews, 4.8 star(s). 80% would make again

Ready in 45 minutes

Original recipe from Pillsbury:


1 cup Light brown sugar; packed
3/4 cup Butter Flavored Crisco
3/4 cup Pure Pumpkin Puree; fresh or canned
1 Egg
2 1/2 cups Flour
1 tsp Baking soda
1 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp Cinnamon
1/2 tsp Vanilla extract
1/4 cup crystallized ginger; finely chopped (optional)
1/3 cup butter; do not use margarine
2 cups Powdered sugar
1 tsp Vanilla extract
2-4 Tbsp milk

Original recipe makes 24 Servings



Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

In a large bowl combine brown sugar, ginger, shortening, pumpkin and egg. Beat with a mixer until well combined. Sift in and mix remaining ingredients to form a soft dough. Refrigerate dough for about 20 minutes until slightly firm. Roll into 1 inch balls, flatten slightly and place about 1 1/2 inches apart on a prepared cookie sheet. Bake for 8 to 12 minutes until lightly browned. Remove from oven and place on cooling rack.

To make the frosting - In a small saucepan heat the butter over medium heat stirring constantly. Cook until butter turns a nice golden brown. (watch carefully! mine took about 5 minutes) Remove from heat and mix in the powdered sugar and vanilla whisking to incorporate thoroughly adding the milk as needed to reach desired consistency. Once cookies are completely cooled spread with frosting.


I used pumpkin spiced soy milk instead of regular milk to thin and add more depth of flavor to the frosting!

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These cookies are awesome my 6 year old grandson loves them
lrhl 2m ago

These cookies are amazing , and a huge crowd pleaser. My family begs me to make them for every holiday !
amyzorio 2y ago

These are easy and my family lovea them. Will be making again for sure
dallynmiller 2y ago

Made these for thanksgiving . Amazing! Huge hit
Georgia5 4y ago

Good with or with out the frosting.
Myargonauts 4y ago

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