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Sunday, October 24, 2010

Pumpkin Cookies with Penuche Frosting

1 cup shortening
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1 cup pumpkin puree
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup chopped walnuts

-preheat oven to 350
-grease cookie sheets
-in a large bowl, cream together shortening, brown sugar and white sugar
-mix in pumpkin, egg and vanilla
-sift all dry ingredients and then stir into the creamed mixture
-stir in the walnuts
-drop by heaping spoonfuls onto the prepared cookie sheets

Penuche Frosting

3 Tablespoons butter
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 c milk
2 c powder sugar

-in a saucepan over medium heat, combine the 3 T of butter brown sugar
-bring to a boil and cook and stir for one minute or until slightly thickened
-cool slightly, then stir in milk and beat until smooth.
-gradually stir in 2 cups powdered sugar until frosting has reached desired consistency.

-spread on cooled cookies

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